To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with water. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.
If a tooth is fractured, rinse mouth with warm water and use an ice pack or cold compress to reduce swelling. Use ibuprofen, not aspirin, for pain. Immediately contact your dentist.
First aid for a dental emergency
Follow these simple first aid steps for a tooth that has been either knocked loose or knocked out:
If you are having problems and need emergency dental care, contact us right away.