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Household accidents, sports injuries, slips, and falls can sometimes traumatize soft oral tissues and teeth. More significant oral trauma often requires quality first-aid while assessing the need for emergency treatment.

Rinsing your mouth with some lukewarm saltwater can help clear away any excess blood and oral debris. This can also help to soothe wounded soft tissues in your mouth while also giving you a better look at the area.

Pain can sometimes be a factor while seeking professional care. Taking an over the counter pain medication can help ease discomfort.

You might also want to try gently rubbing topical oral analgesic on the local soft tissues. It can help numb the area to ease pain and anxiety, while you seek professional care.

If you are experiencing swelling in the soft tissues, you can apply a cold compress for up to 20 minutes at a time. If you have unwanted material or residual blood in your mouth, you can rinse it away with some lukewarm saltwater.

Once you arrive at Dr. Alan J. White’s dental office, he can assess the severity of the damage to your tooth and the surrounding oral tissues. Dr. Alan J. White will then help you understand most applicable treatment options.

If you are in the Staunton, Virginia, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 540-886-1979 to seek emergency dental treatment at Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S..