Dental problems are among the most common of medical conditions. Although rarely serious in nature, they can be very painful and if not treated properly,
may lead to major complications. What follows are first aid tips for some common problems. Note that these are only ways to immediately respond to problems and do not replace
the need to see a dentist who should be contacted as soon as possible.
- Rinse out your mouth with warm water.
- Use dental floss to remove any food particles that may be lodged between the teeth.
- Apply a cold compress on the outside of the mouth/jaw directly over the area of pain to reduce discomfort and swelling.
- Do not apply painkillers directly on the tooth or gums.