Emergency Information

emergencyinfoEmergencies

Toothache

Clean the area of the affected tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge impacted food or debris. Motrin or Tylenol is best to give your child for the pain.  If there is any facial swelling, you should call your pediatrician or our office because your child may need an antibiotic.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. Give Motrin or Tylenol to help with any pain. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a soft cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call your pediatrician or visit the emergency room.

Knocked out Permanent Tooth

If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not the root. You may rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Reinsert the tooth in the socket. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient's saliva or milk. The patient must see a dentist as soon as possible.

Knocked out Primary (Baby) Tooth

Contact your pediatric dentist during business hours. This is not usually an emergency, and in most cases, no treatment is necessary.

Trauma

Head injuries can be very serious. If you supect your child may have sustained head trauma (symptoms such as loss of consciousness, dizziness, vomiting, bleeding from ears), your child should be seen in an emergency room.