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.