How to Control the Bleeding After a Tooth Suffers an Injury


Posted on 10/20/2018 by Brandon Cooley
How to Control the Bleeding After a Tooth Suffers an InjuryThe bones in your teeth are some of the strongest in your body and can sustain a lot of force. However, sometimes it's inevitable to avoid an injury to the mouth which results in a damaged tooth.

For example, if you are involved in a car crash or suffer a blow to the mouth playing sports or roughhousing. Accidents happen, but it's important to seek our help as soon as possible after you suffer an injury to your teeth.

Contrary to what many people believe, our dentists have the tools and knowledge to fix damaged teeth. Even in cases where a tooth is knocked out of place by a blow, we can help you keep your natural tooth.

How to Stop Bleeding Teeth Injuries


It may look hopeless, but when you lose a tooth from injury, we could reattach it if you come in within an hour of the incident. It is crucial that you do not, under any circumstances pull out a tooth, no matter how bad the injury looks.

If the injury is severe enough that it completely knocked the tooth out of its socket, don't throw it out, but hold it by the crown (the top part of it) and rinse it gently with salt water. Do not scrub it.

You can control bleeding by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water and putting pressure on the wound as best as you can. You can also use a piece of folded gauze to bite down for about 15-minutes. If you don't have gauze available, you can use a part of clean cloth or towel.

To help the blood drain away from the mouth, tilt your head towards your chin. Doing this will also reduce the need to vomit from swallowing blood. If there are any large, visible pieces, remove them carefully. Call us or have a family member do so as soon as possible after your injuries.
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