Important Tips  on  How to  Handle Different  Dental  Emergencies

Pain and Bleeding After Tooth Removal

Place a gauze pad on the wound where the tooth was removed and bite down on the gauze to stop the bleeding.

Broken Orthodontics

Push the broken metallic wire into a safe position that cannot injure your gums. If that is not possible, cover the end of the metallic wire with a piece of gauze or a small cotton ball.


Place an ice pack on the side of the cheek where there is an infection to reduce swelling.

Lost Tooth Crown or Filling

Place a sugarless chewing gum in place of the tooth crown to act as a temporary crown.

Knocked-out Tooth

If you find the knocked-out tooth, pick it up by the crown and rinse off the tooth’s roots if dirty. Next, dip the tooth in a glass of milk and take it to the emergency dentist.


Avoid painkillers as they’ll mask the pain temporarily. Instead, apply a cold compress on the aching side.

Broken or Chipped Teeth

Rinse your mouth with warm water, and if there’s bleeding, place a gauze at the site of the bleeding. A cold compress will also be effective in relieving pain and reducing swelling.

Visit our emergency dentist near you at Pearly Whites of Pearland to know more about getting emergency dental care in Pearland, TX, 77584!