Bleeding and pain after a tooth extraction. Do you have questions about emergency dental care? Here are a few guidelines you can follow to ensure that you get the right treatment when you need it. The following cases require immediate dental care, but here is what you should do in the meantime:
. Lost teeth can sometimes be replaced. Place the lost tooth in the socket or in a glass of milk and get to the dentist within 30 minutes to give the dentist a better chance of reimplanting it.
. If you break or chip a tooth, save the chip. Your dentist may be able to use it to repair your tooth.
. Do not remove broken wires yourself. Leave that job to your dentist.
The following cases, although not urgent, do require attention:
. Swelling and pain, which could be signs of infection.
. Loose teeth and bleeding gum, which may be signs of gum disease
. Lost fillings
. Early loss of primary teeth in children, which may require a spacer