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How do I treat symptoms of broken or knocked-out teeth?

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  • Control bleeding with sterile gauze or cloth.
  • For pain and swelling, apply a cool compress. Encourage a child to suck on a frozen pop.
  • For pain, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dental Emergencies or Injuries."

Doughlass, A. February 2003. American Family Physician,

KidsHealth: "Dental Emergencies;" "Knocked-Out Tooth;" and "Tooth injuries."

Children's Hospital Boston: "Teeth injuries."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dental Emergencies or Injuries."

Doughlass, A. February 2003. American Family Physician,

KidsHealth: "Dental Emergencies;" "Knocked-Out Tooth;" and "Tooth injuries."

Children's Hospital Boston: "Teeth injuries."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

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