Some bleeding is expected after tooth removal and may occasionally occur after cavities have been fixed with fillings or silver crowns. If unusual or sustained bleeding occurs, place cotton gauze firmly over the bleeding area and bite down or hold in place for fifteen minutes. Repeat as necessary. When appropriate, this technique can also be accomplished with a tea bag. Tea has blood-clotting properties and has been used for many generations to treat excessive bleeding. Please call our office to discuss additional treatment options
* Chipped/Broken Tooth
Depending on the extent of injury, it can cause the tooth to be extremely sensitive and may occasionally result in nerve infection. This is a condition that should be discussed immediately with our doctor to determine the appropriate course of action.
* Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
This is a very serious emergency that requires IMMEDIATE treatment! Please call our office or go to the Emergency Room immediately.
* Knocked Out Baby Tooth
Unfortunately, there are no techniques to save a baby tooth once it has been knocked out. Do not attempt to replace it, as it may cause damages to the growth of your child’s permanent tooth. Call our office as soon as possible to discuss treatment options, such as a baby bridge.
* Cut or Bitten Cheek, Tongue, Lip, Gums
Apply pressure to stop or slow the bleeding. If the wound is severe or doesn’t stop bleeding, call our office or go to the Emergency Room immediately. Stitches may be necessary to stop the bleeding, prevent the spread of infection and allow for proper healing of the site.