If you are suffering from a toothache, take some painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen and seek care as soon as possible. Severe dental pain may be associated with a developing dental abscess which requires urgent assessment and appropriate treatment.
A lost filling can leave sharp edges and lead to cuts on the tongue and cheeks if left untreated. If there is no pain, use a temporary filling material from the pharmacy or dental orthodontic wax to smooth the edge over until you can visit your local dentist. If you are experiencing pain, contact your local dentist immediately.
Soft Tissue Injuries
This includes cuts, tears, and punctures to the tongue, cheeks or lips. Try to clean the wound straight away and visit your local dentist or emergency department as soon as possible. If bleeding persists, place pressure on the wound using gauze.
Your dentist will be the best person to evaluate your emergency situation and provide the best possible treatment to make sure you are looked after.