- Category: General Dentistry
- Emergency Dentist - Dental Emergency
- Knocked-Out Tooth
- Loose Teeth
- Chipped, Cracked or Fractured Teeth
- Something stuck between teeth
- Lost Dental filling
- Oral Tissue Injury and Facial Pain
- Problems with Temporary Dental Restorations
- Is it a Dental Emergency?
- Avoiding a Dental Emergency
- Preparing for a Dental Emergency
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Oral Tissue Injury and Facial Pain
Injuries within the mouth including lacerations, puncture wounds, tears in the lips, cheek mouth and tongue are tissue injuries and constitute a dental emergency. In such a case, you should immediately clean the area with warm water. If the tongue is bleeding, gently apply pressure on the wound with gauze. In the event you experience any facial pain involved with tissue injury, you may take acetaminophen or Tylenol as directed on the package label. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anticoagulants which should never be taken for a dental emergency as there ingestion may result in excessive bleeding.
An abscess within the mouth can be life threatening along with the severe infection which may accompany it. These cases require immediate treatment. name may refer you to an endodontist (root canal specialist) to drain the abscess. If name cannot be reached, you should go to your local hospital emergency center.