Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

Teething Pain
Discomfort during teething period is normal in babies
starting from four months to about two and a half years
old. Babies in teething period will suffer
from drooling, gums that are tender and irritable.  Brush your
baby gums gently with wet gauze or give a cold teething ring to 
help relieve the pain of your baby.

Toothache
Rinse the mouth and the affected area thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss if needed
to remove any impacted food. Try to contact your child’s dentist. Do not apply aspirin or any
heat to the affected tooth. If the face is swollen, contact your child’s dentist immediately and you
can apply cold compresses.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
To relief the
swelling, apply ice to damaged areas. If bleeding happens, use a 
gauze, apply it with strong but gentle pressure. If bleeding
continued, call your doctor or visit the emergency room in the
nearest hospital.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Try to find the tooth, if possible. Hold it by the crown, try not to touch the root. You can clean
the tooth with water only, DO NOT use soap. Try to detect any fracture in the tooth. If it is
intact, try to re-position it in the socket, and ask the kid to bite on a gauze to hold the tooth in
place. If it is difficult to reinsert the tooth, save the tooth in a cup with the patient’s saliva or
milk, but NOT water. And you can also save the tooth in the patient’s mouth, if he is old
enough to do this without any danger. Then you must see a dentist as soon as possible! Time is
a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Knocked Out Baby Tooth
Get in touch with your pediatric dentist. Due to possible damage t
o the developing permanent tooth, the baby tooth should not be re

inserted, unlike the permanent teeth as mentioned
before. In most cases, there is no need for treatment.

Fractured Permanent Tooth
Contact your dentist as soon as you can. Quick action after the trauma can save the tooth,
reduces the chances of infection and the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth
with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, find and save any broken
fragments of the tooth and give them to the dentist.
Fractured Baby Tooth
Contact your pediatric dentist.
Severe Blow to the Head
Immediately take your child to the closest emergency room in the 
hospital.

Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw
Keep the jaw from moving and take your child immediately to the nearest hospital emergency
room.

Issues with Permanent Teeth
Permanent teeth may come in before the baby teeth have fallen out. In this case, book an
appointment with us to assess the situation and to avoid problems later on.

In most cases, if the child starts wiggling the baby tooth, usually w
ithin two months it will drop out on its own. If not, call your pediatri
c dentist, where they can extract the tooth quickly. Then the perm
anent tooth must slip into the right place

Bleeding Gums
Bleeding gums can happen due to multiple causes: gum disease, rough brushing, or an injury to
the gum tissue. If your kid experiences heavy bleeding, call our office immediately. Wash the his
mouth with warm salt water and apply gentle pressure on the area to soothe it before your
appointment.

Our team is always here to address any concerns you may have regarding your child’s dental
health!

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