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Emergency Dental Help Line

If you find yourself in any of the following situations, here’s what you can do immediately before calling a dentist:

Tooth and Jaw Pain

Tooth and jaw pain can come from a variety of causes, including wisdom tooth pain, as well as upper and lower jaw pain. The immediate response is different depending on the situation:


Rinse your mouth with warm water to keep clean. Take a pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophin.

Wisdom Toothache

Try to keep your teeth and mouth clean as you can, brushing and rinsing with salt water after each meal.

Upper Jaw Pain

Taking a decongestant, a mucus expeller and a pain reliever will counter the symptoms and help the body ward off any potential infection.

Lower Jaw Pain

Avoid moving the temporomandibular joint.

Wisdom Teeth Jaw Pain

Soak a cotton swab in a mildly warm solution of lemon juice and asafetida and apply this swab several times a day to the affected area.

Sore Swollen Gums

Swish your mouth two or three times a day with warm salt water to cleanse the mouth and reduce the swelling.

Gums Bleeding

Dissolve a pinch of salt in warm water and rinse your mouth with the solution. Do this two times a day as it increases circulation and reduces gum swelling.

Avulsed Teeth

Adult Tooth Knocked Out

Save any adult tooth knocked out for possible re-implantation. Bring it to your dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the less chance there is for successful re-implantation of an adult tooth that is knocked out. Be sure to handle the tooth only by the crown (chewing edge).

Baby Tooth Knocked Out

An avulsed milk or baby tooth knocked out cannot be re-implanted and does not need to be put back in since an adult tooth will erupt to take its place. If a baby tooth is knocked out, apply a topical analsegic to numb pain.

Burning in Mouth

If you experience burning in mouth, call your dentist immediately. Someone experiencing a burning in mouth sensation may be having an allergic reaction. Avoid eating hot and spicy foods ntil you can get a diagnosis for the burning in mouth’s cause as they may make the condition worse.

Tooth Fractures

If the chip is tiny but sensitive, you can use a little beeswax to cover the area until your dentist can treat it.

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