Oral and dental injuries
Tongue or lip bites
Gently clean off the blood with a clean, dry cloth. To stop the bleeding, apply direct pressure to the wound. Apply a very cold wet washcloth to keep swelling down.
If the wound is still bleeding after 10 minutes, go to the emergency room.
You can call Info-Santé (8-1-1) to assess the seriousness of the wound or if you have concerns.
Knocked out baby tooth
Don’t put the tooth back into the gum. Keep it so a dentist can take a look at it.
Apply light pressure to the wound with a clean cloth. See a dentist.
Broken or displaced tooth
See a dentist as soon as possible.
Blow to a tooth
After a blow or a fall, if a tooth seems to have been pushed into the gums or if the lips and gums are bleeding profusely, see a dentist or doctor as soon as possible.
The tooth can turn greyish in the months following the accident. If this happens, see a dentist.