EMERGENCIES

We care about your family and, as your child’s dental home, we are here for them and you during times of dental emergencies including toothaches or trauma.
If your child experiences a dental emergency, strive to comfort and keep him or her calm.
Control any bleeding with a cool washcloth and please call our office immediately:

Below are common dental emergencies that we treat. You can have peace of mind knowing that there is always a pediatric dentist on call to treat your child or answer questions you may have.  Some types of dental emergencies our team can help address include the following:

  • Toothache
  • Cheek, tongue, or lip biting
  • “Pushed back” teeth or teeth that look like they are partially out of the mouth
  • Knocked out baby tooth
  • Knocked out permanent tooth
  • Broken baby tooth
  • Broken permanent tooth

What do I do if my child...

If your child loses a baby tooth, do not put it back into the socket, as that may cause additional damage to the developing permanent tooth that may come into its place. Instead, comfort your child.  If the mouth continues to bleed after you have calmed them down, use a cool, damp washcloth to sooth and clean the area. Contact our office for more information and to follow up.

Gently rinse debris from the tooth with milk or a very gentle stream of water (no soap) while holding onto the crown of the tooth (the white part you see in the mouth).  Place the tooth back in the socket, trying to make it look like the matching tooth on the opposite side of the mouth. If you are overwhelmed or cannot put the tooth into the socket, place the tooth in milk.  Contact our office immediately.

Place any pieces in cold milk and call our office immediately.

In the event of a more severe trauma to the face or head (including loss of consciousness), please take your child to the nearest emergency room immediately.  If your child is also in need of dental care, please contact our office after clearance from the doctor, and we will take steps to treat your child’s dental needs.

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