What should I do if my child has a dental emergency?
The first thing you should do is to remain calm. Because of their nature, children have dental emergencies all of the time. If your child is bleeding severely, dizzy, unconscious, or has a head injury call 911 first. Their more critical wounds should be dealt with prior to their dental emergency.
If your child has a dental-only emergency and is in pain, call us right away. We want to help. Be prepared to tell us the nature of the emergency, when it happened, what teeth sustained damage (if any), and what caused the injury.
Did your child lose a tooth? If it is a baby tooth, we will not replace it, but if it is a permanent tooth, try to gently put it back in the tooth socket. If that is not possible, put it in a clean container of milk and bring it with you to their appointment, we may still save the tooth.
If your child is bleeding from their gums, have them rinse their mouth and then apply light pressure to the area. Do not press hard. Call us immediately and we will find an appointment time to take care of your child, diagnose the situation, and provide aftercare instructions.