Knocked out teeth

Immediate care is required and call your dentist for an appointment should a tooth be completely dislodged from the mouth. Place the tooth immediately under your tongue, between the cheek and the gums, or immerse the tooth in a container of milk to bring to your dentist.
If the tooth becomes loose during the injury, support the tooth with a moist tissue and see your dentist immediately for treatment.

Loose cap (crown)

The crown should not be left off the tooth for longer than a few days should it come off completely. If you are unable to see your dentist right away, a small piece of sugarless gum can be placed in the crown to keep it in place temporarily.

Broken tooth or filling

If more than 1/4 of the tooth is broken due to an accident (usually a front tooth), this will require emergency treatment. If a filling is fractured, the rough edges that may be irritable to the tongue can be smoothed off by your dentist and a temporary filling is provided if necessary for immediate care.


Never place aspirin directly on the tooth or the gum, since it will make the situation worse. If possible, rinse with warm water and see your dentist for treatment.


This requires immediate care by your dentist. It may indicate an infection. Apply a cold pack to the outside of your face(20 minutes on and 20 min. off) and rinse with warm salt water.


Any persistent bleeding should be observed by a medical professional. It may be due to a recent extraction of a tooth or dental surgery if it occurs in the mouth. Apply pressure via a tea bag or gauze and see your dentist immediately.