LIP AND CHEEK INJURIES
- Injured area must be cleaned with warm water.
- If injured area is bleeding, it must be pressured with sponges.
- Cold compress must be done. If injury is big and keeps bleeding, patient must go to the dentist or nearest emergency room.
PROTRUSION OF THE PERMANENT TEETH
- Loss tooth must be found.
- Found teeth must be held from crown side.
- Do not hold the teeth from the root side, it will cause more damage.
- The teeth must be cleaned with water holding from the crown side.
- Do not rub the teeth or use brush to clean.
- First try to put teeth back in its place.
- Do not pressure too much to put it back.
- Otherwise you may damage the teeth and the cavity.
- If the teeth is put in place properly, to keep it stable put clean sponge on it.
- If the teeth cannot be put back, keep it in a cup of water or milk.
- To keep the original teeth try not to damage and go to the dentist as soon as possible.
- If the teeth kept under the optimum condition and applied to dentist in half an hour, with reimplantation the teeth have 90% chance of survival.
BREAKAGE OF THE TETTH
- Broken part must be found and kept under protection. Broken part can be reattached to original part using modern bonding techniques.
- If bleeding occurs, pressure must be made with clean sponge.
- If the bleeding doesn’t stop in 15 minutes, patient must go to the nearest emergency room.
- If the teeth change position after trauma, pressure must be applied to put it back to its position.
- Do not force the teeth while trying to put it back to its position.
- The patient must go to the dentist in 30 minutes.
THE SUBJECTS, PATIENT NEEDS TO BE CAREFUL AFTER TEETH EXTRACTION OR SURGERY
- Bite the sponge for 15 minutes than throw it away, do not use cotton, it will absorb the blood therefore it will not stop bleeding
- Do not eat for 2 hours, do not drink anything col or hot.
- Do not smoke whole day.
- Do not suck the blood and spit it out, this will break the clot and prevent healing.
- Do not use blood thinner medication for painkillers such as aspirin.
- Cold compress intervals for 24 hours after the operation.
- Use multiple pillows while sleeping.
- Avoid hot shower for 24 hours, it will increase the bleeding.
- Do not use the operated side as much as possible.
- Use medication on time, do not wait for pain to occur, regularly used painkillers are more effective.
- If excessive and resistant pain occurs in the extraction area, apply to your physician. (Alveolitis might occur which is not treatable by medication, lasers etc. must be used by your dentist)