© 2016 Frederick H. Waggener, PA

Dr. Cole Waggener

Dr. Rick Waggener
115 Parnell St.
Merritt Island, FL 32953

 

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1-2 pm closed for lunch

Phone: (321) 452-8190

Fax: (321) 454-4822

Emergency Info.

Dr. Waggener is available by phone if you are a patient of record. If he is out of town you may still call him.  There is always someone available.  321-258-7081

 

Toothache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen 500mg [Tylenol] + ibuprofen 800mg [Advil] is recommended, but only for 1-2 days. Call Dr. Waggener as soon as possible.

 

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes call Dr, Waggener or go to an emergency room.

 

Broken Braces and Wires

Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or sugar-free chewing gum. DO NOT REMOVE any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue; see your orthodontist immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.

 

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Call Dr. Waggener.

 

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Do not rinse! Do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in the mouth or in a cup containing milk. Because time is essential, call Dr. Waggener immediately. If the tooth is back in the socket within 30 minutes the prognosis is much better.

 

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

 

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues call Dr. Waggener.

 

Cold Sores or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist call Dr. Waggener.