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Facing a dental emergency can be difficult, either for you or for your child. Knowing what to do to help yourself or your child is paramount. In all cases, visit our dentist as soon as possible. However, there are a few things that you can do to minimize the damage before you come in to our office.

To get relief from a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and then floss the area carefully to remove any trapped food. Do not apply aspirin to the area. Come to our office as soon as possible.

Chipped Tooth
For a chipped or broken tooth, rinse out your mouth with warm water. Keep the tooth fragments to bring to our office. Then, you can apply a cold compress to control any swelling. Come to our office immediately.

Bitten Tongue or Lip
If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area with a cloth or piece of gauze. A cold compress can be used to reduce any swelling. If you experience heavy bleeding or if bleeding does not stop, visit Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman or the emergency room as quickly as possible.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Minden, Nevada, contact our office at 775-782-2799 today.