Pediatric Dental Emergencies

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Pediatric Dental Emergencies

If you need emergency dental treatment, you can call count on us. We are always here to assist when your child’s dental health is in question. Some tips for dealing with urgent dental issues include the following. You may want to display this list on your refrigerator or store it near your emergency phone numbers for easy reference.

Bitten Lip Or Tongue:

If your child has a bitten lip or tongue serious enough to cause bleeding, clean the bite carefully with water and use a cold compress (a cold, damp towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to decrease or avoid swelling. Give us a call to help determine how serious the bite is.

Object Caught In Teeth:

If your child has something caught in their teeth, use dental floss to gently remove it. Never use a metal, plastic, or sharp tool to get rid of a stuck item. If you are not able to get rid of the item with floss, give us a call.

Broken, Chipped, Or Fractured Tooth:

If your child has cracked or broken a tooth, rinse their mouth with warm water, then use a cold compress to decrease swelling. Try to find and save the tooth fragment that broke off, then call us immediately.

Knocked-Out Tooth:

If your child’s tooth has been knocked out, wash the tooth with water (no soap), making sure to touch only the crown of the tooth (the part you can see when it’s in place). Place the tooth in a clean container with milk. Call us right away and head to our office. It may be possible to save the tooth if you act quickly.

Loose Tooth:

If your child has a loose tooth, it should be removed to avoid being swallowed or inhaled.


If pain continues, use a cold compress to alleviate the discomfort. Do not apply heat or any kind of topical pain reliever straight to the afflicted area, due to the fact that this can cause damage to the gums.

Broken Jaw:

Use a cold compress to reduce swelling if you believe your child has sustained a serious injury to their jaw. Call us for your emergency dental condition right away. Many times a broken jaw is the outcome of a blow to the head. If that’s the case, please also take the necessary steps to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure nothing else was seriously injured.

Avoiding Injury:

You can help your child prevent dental emergencies. Childproof your house to prevent falls. Do not let your little one chew on ice, popcorn kernels, or other tough foods. Always use a safety seat for young kids and use a safety belt for older children. If your child plays contact sports, have them wear a mouth-guard to protect their teeth from injury. We can develop a custom-fitted mouth-guard for your child.