• Please keep the traumatized area as-clean-as possible.  A soft wash cloth often works well during healing to aid the process. 

  • Watch for darkening of traumatized teeth.  This could be an indication of a dying nerve (pulp).

  • If the swelling should re-occur, our office needs to see the patient as-soon-as possible.  Ice should be administered during the first 24 hours to keep the swelling to a minimum.

  • Watch for infection (gum boils) in the area of trauma.  If infection is noticed – call the office so the patient can be seen as-soon-as possible.

  • Maintain a soft diet for two to three days, or until the patient feels comfortable eating normally again.

  • Avoid sweets or foods that are extremely hot or cold.

  • If antibiotics or pain medicines are prescribed, be sure to follow the prescription as directed.

  • Please do not hesitate to call the office if there are any questions.

Mouth and Dental Injuries – Home Treatments by WebMD