Keep calm, act thoughtfully

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In a dental emergency, it is important to act quickly. This is how you proceed correctly.


In case of a dental accident visit a dental practice or dental clinic immediately. Call your dentist as soon as possible.

If he/she is not available, call the medizinische Notrufzentrale MNZ (medical emergency call centre) on 061 261 15 15. The emergency call centre is reachable around the clock, 365 days a year. They will refer you to the dental practice on duty.

If a tooth has become loose or has moved:

Leave the tooth in place and visit a dentist immediately.

If a tooth is broken:

Find the broken tooth, put it in water and take it to the dentist.

If a tooth has been knocked out:

To preserve a tooth is usually possible if you act correctly. In case of a tooth accident visit a dental practice or a dental clinic immediately

Place the knocked-out tooth in a tooth rescue box (available in pharmacies or dental practices). If not available, place the tooth in cold milk or wrap it in cling film. Visit a dentist or a dental clinic immediately.

Never clean the tooth or store it in a dry place!


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