Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse  the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use dental  floss to dislodge trapped food or debris. DO NOT place  aspirin on the gum or apply a cold compress. Take  acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain and see a dentist as  soon as possible.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

First, find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), but  do not touch the root portion. You may rinse the tooth  gently in cool water, but DO NOT clean or handle the  tooth unnecessarily, and DO NOT use soap!   Hold the tooth in  place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth. Transport the tooth in a cup containing  milk or water. See a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a  critical factor in saving the tooth.

Broken Braces and Wires

Call office immediately, 949-493-3993.

Appliance: If a broken appliance can be removed easily, take it out.  If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with a  cotton ball, gauze, or chewing gum.

Wire:   If a wire is stuck in  the gums, cheek, or tongue, DO NOT remove it. Get  to orthodontist   immediately.

Loose or broken  appliances which do not cause a bother usually do not  require emergency attention. Call to schedule appointment to repair loose or broken appliances.

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