Whenever you face a dental emergency, give us a call for immediate treatment. Life is full of surprises and different unexpected situations can occur. It’s especially relevant to families with kids. Whenever you face an emergency, the following list of tips will come in handy for you when dealing with urgent dental cases.
- If your kid has severely bitten a lip or a tongue in a way that causes it to bleed, use a cold compress to clean the bite gently and reduce swelling.
- If your kid has something caught between teeth, use a piece of dental floss to remove it gently. Never use sharp metal or plastic objects for this purpose.
- When your child has a piece of the tooth, give him warm water to rinse the mouse and apply a cold compress to reduce the swelling. If possible, save the fragment of the broken tooth.
- In case your kid’s tooth was knocked out, find the tooth, rinse it with water, and store it in a container with milk. Please mind that you only touch the crown of the tooth (it’s the visible part of the tooth when it’s in place). Immediately head to the hospital. The sooner you ask for professional help, the more likely you will be able to save the tooth.
- If your kid has a loose tooth, you’d better remove it to avoid swallowing or inhaling it.
- When you suspect that your kid’s jaw got broken, apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Immediately go to the hospital.
- In case of toothache, rinse your kid’s mouth with warm water and check the teeth for nothing to be stuck between them. If it doesn’t work, apply a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat or any kind of topical pain reliever as it can affect the gums. If the pain persists, schedule an appointment with the dentist.
The best way to manage dental emergencies is by avoiding them. Make your home a safe place while reducing the risks of making your child fall or get hit by furniture or other interior objects. The same safety rules should apply to driving the car with your kid inside. Always use car seats and apply seatbelts for older kids. Avoid toothaches by teaching your kid to brush teeth regularly and using a string of dental floss at least once a day.
If you need professional advice or help, feel free to give us a call or schedule a visit to our clinic.