Accidents Happen!

Accidents happen! When a dental accident happens, it’s good to be prepared and have a reliable pediatric dentist available to help assist you. We are just a phone call away. If you need urgent treatment after hours, do not hesitate to call us immediately at  (424) 271-0661.

 

Scroll down to view some tips on handling common dental emergencies

Try to locate and save the fractured part of the tooth. Call our office to have the tooth evaluated.

Give us a call at the office so we can assist you. A facial swelling may be a result from a serious infection which needs immediate attention.

Make sure your child doesn’t continue to bite the area. Gently clean with water and apply a cold compress to any swollen areas. If there is bleeding, gently apply firm pressure. If bleeding cannot be controlled with firm pressure, go to the Emergency Room.

Clean and inspect the area of discomfort. Floss to dislodge any food/debris and rinse with salt water. If needed, give Children’s Tylenol or Motrin. Do not place any topical medicaments on the gums. Schedule an appointment, so we can assess what’s needed.

If you suspect your child has sustained a broken jaw, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Head to the hospital immediately.

Knocked out Tooth

Click on a box below to learn the best course of action for a knocked out tooth

  • Baby Tooth

    Do not replant. Apply pressure to the socket. Call to schedule an appointment to be evaluated.

  • Permanent Tooth

    1. Call the office immediately.
    2. Locate the tooth and hold by the crown. If the root is contaminated, gently rinse with water. Do not scrub.
    3. If possible, reposition the tooth back into the socket correctly and hold in place OR place the tooth in a glass of milk (or saliva) and come to the office. Tooth survival is time sensitive and has a better chance of success when it replanted immediately

Remember!

If the traumatic injury causes loss of consciousness, vomiting, or dizziness, go directly to the Emergency Room to get your child evaluated.  Possibility of brain injury is more important than saving their tooth.

 

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