emergency care

EMERGENCIES ARE NO FUN

If your child is experiencing a toothache clean the area thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use dental floss to dislodge any trapped debris. Give our office a call as soon as possible, in any case of pain we would like to see your child right away. If you call after business hours just press 0 to reach the on call doctor. 

If your child's face is swollen please give us a call right away as we would like to see your child as soon as possible. Apply a cold compress in the mean time. 

If your child has an abcess call our office right away so that we can diagnose the area of infection and prescribe antibiotics. 

If your child cut or bit their lip or cheek apply ice to the area. If there is bleeding apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If the cut is deep and the bleeding persists after 15 minutes take your child to a hospital emergency room as they may require stitches. 

If your child knocked out a permanent tooth keep the tooth with you. Try not to touch the root area. You may rinse the tooth but do not brush or clean it. Try to reinsert it in the socket and have your child hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean cloth or gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth place the tooth in a cup containing milk or water. You must call us immediately, time is a critical factor in saving the tooth. 

If your child chipped their tooth call our office. Although a chipped tooth is not a huge emergency we definitely want to get that tooth fixed, specially if its sharp and causing discomfort. 

If your child had a cold sore or a canker sore usually over the counter preparations bring relief. If the sores persist we can make a dental evaluation to analyze if there is a serious disease or infection. 

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