Pediatric Dental Emergencies

We treat pediatric dental emergencies just like adult dental emergencies.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Our team strives to get patients in the office as soon as possible when an emergency situation arises and will do our best to make sure you get prompt attention from our doctors.

It is important to know that if any accident, bleeding or trauma to the neck/head area necessitates an emergency room or physicians visit—we will be able to take care of your dental needs after assessment from your doctor.

Baby tooth (Primary)

It’s normal for children to lose baby teeth, but an accident that damages a primary tooth could also harm the permanent tooth underneath.

• Take your child to the dentist as soon as you can.
• If a tooth is completely out, do not try to put it back into the tooth socket.

Toothache or swollen face

Swelling of the face can be a sign of serious infection. If your child’s face is swollen, take your child to your dentist or physician.

• Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out.
• Give your child what you would normally give them for pain, but do not put aspirin directly on the aching tooth or gums.

Bitten cheek, tongue or lip

• Clean the area gently with a cloth and place a cold compress on the area (if possible) to keep swelling down.
• If there is a lot of bleeding or if it doesn’t stop after 1-2 hours, take your child to a dentist or an urgent care center.

 

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