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  • Here are some suggestions that may help ease the pain until  you can see your dentist.


    For more information contact Salus at 787.789.1919

    During business hours:

    Monday 8:30 am-5: 30 pm

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am-9: 00 pm

    Friday 8:30 am-5: 30 pm

    Saturday 7:30 am-3: 00 pm


    Dental emergencies business after hours can send text message to 787.472.3737 (hours from 9pm to 8am)


    Broken Tooth – Save any pieces of broken tooth and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress on the area to reduce swelling and pain until you can be seen by an emergency dentist.


    Toothache – Rinse your mouth with warm water. Then floss to ensure that no food or other debris is causing the pain. If pain persists, call your dentist.


    Tooth abscess – If you have pain and swelling (like a pimple) on the gums, rinse with salt water and immediately contact an emergency dentist. Dental abscesses can lead to  more serious infections if not treated promptly.


    Lost dental filling or dental crown – For dental fillings, seal the area with a piece of sugarless gum or dental cement (sold in the pharmacy). If a dental crown is loose, try to put it back in place with dental cement. If that does not work, take it with you to the dentist.


    Object stuck in the teeth – Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. (Do not try to use a sharp instrument instead!) If you cannot dislodge the object with floss, contact your dentist.


    Knocked Out Tooth – Gently rinse the knocked out tooth without removing any attached tissue. If possible hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, put the tooth in a glass of milk and go to an emergency dentist immediately.


    Broken Jaw – Apply a cold compress to limit swelling and go to the nearest emergency room.


    Bitten Lip or Tongue – Clean the surface and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. If the bleeding does not stop, see your dentist immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


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