Children’s Dental Emergencies
Children’s Dental Emergencies Canley Heights
Dental accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.
Understanding how to handle dental accidents can mean the difference between saving or losing your child’s permanent tooth.
If your children have a dental emergency, seek treatment immediately.
Delaying care can lead to more complications and require more extensive treatment.
Our emergency kid’s dentist can offer tender care in a child-friendly environment. We know that many children fear visiting the dentist, so we strive to make every child feel safe and calm during the treatment process.
If your children are suffering from oral pain or another dental emergency, please contact us to schedule a treatment.
Is it a dental emergency?
If you are not sure of what a specific dental emergency is, answer the following questions:
- Is the child bleeding through his/her mouth?
- Does a child suffer from severe pain?
- Are there any avulsed teeth?
- Is there any swelling in the mouth?
- Is there any swelling on the gums?
Common Children’s Dental Emergencies in Canley Heights
Read on to discover more about the most common childhood dental emergencies and how to manage them at home (before visiting your dentist, if necessary).
Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater. This helps alleviate pain and relieves tenderness. Use a cold compress to lessen swelling and painful twinges.
Clear the mouth of food debris. Do not give aspirin to your child. This can only cause additional complication. Most importantly, see your dentist directly.
Object caught between teeth
If your child has something stuck between their teeth, try to remove the object using dental floss. Never use a metal, plastic, or pointed tool to remove the stuck object. If you are unable to dislodge the object with dental floss, give us a call immediately.
Broken, Chipped or Cracked Tooth
Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater and apply an ice pack to his/her face, against the affected area. Go to your dentist right away.
Dislodged or Knocked-out Tooth
If your child’s tooth loosens because of trauma, call your dentist as soon as possible. While waiting to go to your dentist, clean your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater.
Do not try to return a primary tooth (baby tooth) to its socket. It may harm the growth of the permanent tooth under the gums.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Clean the area with clean, wet gauze and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If there is bleeding, apply light pressure on the affected area for 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.
Children’s Dental Emergencies in Canley Heights
If you have a knocked-out tooth, whether permanent or temporary, contact your Canley Heights dentist immediately so we can treat the problem right away and prevent damage or infection.
Visit your Canley Heights dentist today!
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Canley Heights
We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are temporary teeth important?
How often should a child see a dentist?
What constitutes a dental emergency?
If your child experiences a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. We are here to assist when your child’s dental health is at risk.