Knocked-out Tooth

Hold the tooth by the crown, and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert & hold the tooth in it socket. If that isn't possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Don't forget to take the tooth with you!

Possible Broken Jaw

Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency room immediately.

Objects Caught Between Teeth

Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. If you're not successful, go to dentist. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Put cold compresses on the face to reduce swelling. Go to the dentist immediately.


Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Use dental floss to remove any food that may be trapped between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues. See your dentist as soon as possible.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Clean the area gently with the cloth, and apply cold compresses to keep swelling down. If bleeding is excessive or doesn't stop in a short period of time, go to the dentist or a hospital emmergency room.