Pediatric Dental Emergency

 

Dental Emergency

24 Hour Emergency Care For Our Patients

Because we are concerned about your child’s dental health, we have a dentist on call after hours seven days a week for true emergencies that need to be addressed immediately. Should you need emergency care, and you are a patient of record, just call (407) 205-1114 & you will be directed as to how to reach the on call associate.

Toothache

Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water to clean out debris. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped between teeth. If swelling is present, place cold compresses on the outside of the cheek. (Do not use heat or place aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues).  Typically tylenol or advil will control these types of discomforts but if it doesn’t calm the tooth down, please contact our office during business hours so we may schedule you for an emergency appointment to address the problem more fully.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently in running water. Do not scrub it. Gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or cool water. Contact our office immediately. (Treatment needs to be done within 30 minutes, if possible). Don’t forget to bring the tooth.

Broken Tooth

Gently clean dirt or debris from the injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses on the face, in the area of the injured tooth, to minimize swelling. Contact our office immediately.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold compresses. If bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room.

Objects Wedged Between Teeth

Try to remove the object with dental floss. Guide the floss carefully to avoid cutting the gums. If not successful in removing the object, contact our office . Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument.

Possible Fractured Jaw

Immobilize the jaw by any means (handkerchief, necktie, towel). If swelling is present, apply cold compresses. Contact our office or go immediately to a hospital emergency room.

Reviewd by: Dr. Faraz Tartibi DMD