Dental emergencies can be scary and nerve wracking, especially when you are not sure what to do. But we are here to help you know what to do if your child ever experiences a dental emergency, which is:
· For a knocked-out tooth: Keep the tooth moist at all times. You can try to put the tooth back into place without forcing it or you can have your baby keep it between their gums and cheeks. If these options are not suitable, you can place the tooth in a cup of milk. Call your dentist right away.
· For a cracked tooth: Immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the tooth and surrounding area. Place an ice pack or cold compress outside the injured area to keep the swelling down.
· For a bitten lip or tongue: Clean the lip or tongue as gently as possible and ice the area to relieve discomfort and keep the swelling down.
· For a toothache: Swish warm water around the mouth to remove anything that might be irritating the tooth. If that doesn’t help, gently floss around the throbbing tooth. Please do not put pain medication directly on the tooth or surrounding gums.
· For an object stuck between teeth: Try to remove the object with dental floss. If this does not work or if you do not have dental floss, please do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed tool.
Remember to stay calm, sooth your child, and call Dr. [doctor_name] at [phone] before you do any of these things. Our team at [practice_name] is thrilled to help you in any way we can, even if it’s helping you through an emergency situation. We look forward to assisting you!