Emergency Info FAQ

Emergency Info FAQ2018-12-04T13:01:09-08:00

When your child needs urgent dental treatment, we are ready to help. Please call our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and dial the extension noted to be connected with the doctor on call.

Can dental injuries be prevented?2017-02-08T10:26:46-08:00

Absolutely! First, reduce oral injury in sports by wearing mouth guards. Second, always use a car seat for young children. Require seat belts for everyone else in the car. Third, child-proof your home to prevent falls, electrical injuries, and choking on small objects. Fourth, protect your child from unnecessary toothaches with regular dental visits.

What if there is bleeding after a baby tooth falls out?2017-02-08T10:26:41-08:00

old a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, see a dentist.

What if my child has a toothache?2017-02-08T10:26:35-08:00

Call your pediatric dentist and visit the office promptly. To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with water. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.

What about a severe blow to the head or jaw fracture?2017-02-08T10:26:31-08:00

Go immediately to the emergency room of your local hospital. A blow to the head can be life threatening.

What if a tooth is chipped or fractured?2017-02-08T10:26:25-08:00

Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to the dentist.

What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out?2017-02-08T10:26:21-08:00

Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. (Do not scrub it or clean it with soap — use just water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk, saliva, or water. Get to the pediatric dental office immediately. (Call the emergency number if it’s after hours.) The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.

What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out?2017-02-08T10:26:14-08:00

Contact your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. An office visit may be necessary to determine if there are other injuries present besides the lost baby tooth. Additionally, it is ideal to take an x-ray of the area to make certain that there are no remaining tooth fragments present in the jaws.

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