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Pediatric Dental Emergencies

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Be Prepared When Minutes Matter

Pediatric dentist emergency situations can be frightening for both children and their parents. From a painful toothache to a knocked-out baby tooth, dental emergencies in children require prompt attention to ensure the best possible outcome. Timely treatment can help alleviate pain, prevent infection, and preserve the health of your child’s teeth. 

When experiencing a pediatric dentist emergency, it’s important to know what to do in the event of a dental emergency and to have a plan in place to ensure your child receives the care they need as quickly as possible. 

With the help of Dr. Jordan Jones and our compassionate staff here at Esteem Dental Pediatric & Braces, we are committed to ensuring your little one’s safety and correcting the dental concern as quickly as possible.

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Common Dental Emergencies

With dental emergencies happening so quickly and many times, without warning, knowing what to look for, how to treat it, and what you can do as a parent until you’re able to see your emergency pediatric dentist is important:
While most commonly caused by a cavity or infection in the tooth, there are a few at-home remedies to try before contacting your emergency pediatric dentist. Clean the area of the affected tooth and rinse your child’s mouth thoroughly with warm water. You may use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain continues, contact Dr. Jones for an emergency appointment. We don’t recommend placing aspirin or heat on the affected area. If your child’s face is swollen, apply a cold compress to the area and contact Dr. Jones immediately.
Teeth can chip or break from rough housing, playing sports, or biting down on hard objects. If your child has a chipped or broken tooth, have them rinse their mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Try to locate the tooth fragment and bring it with you to your appointment. Call your emergency pediatric dentist, Dr. Jones right away.
While this can happen due to oral trauma to the face or mouth, it’s important to find the tooth and handle it by its crown only, not the root. If your child is old enough, you can try to reinsert it into the socket it fell from and contact your emergency pediatric dentist right away. If you can’t reinsert it, we recommend putting it in a glass of milk and bringing it in. If you act fast enough, the tooth can be saved and reinserted.
If something is caught in between your child teeth, it’s possible to try and remove it with dental floss. We don’t recommend trying to remove it with a metal, plastic, or sharp object. If you’re unable to gently remove whatever may be caught in your child’s tooth with dental floss, we encourage you to contact our office for an appointment.
A common mouth injury that can lead to pain and discomfort. This should be tended to by applying ice to the injured area to control swelling. If there’s any bleeding, apply a firm, gentle pressure with a gauze pad or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by pressure, we encourage you to contact our emergency pediatric dentist, Dr. Jones, or visit the hospital emergency room.

If your child is suffering from a broken jaw, try to keep the jaw from moving and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. We encourage you to call our emergency number and head to the hospital emergency room immediately. Oftentimes, a broken jaw is the result of a blow to the head. Severe blows to the head can be dangerous and even life-threatening. The faster your child is checked out the faster we can find the best possible solution for them.

Don’t Let Dental Emergencies Catch You Off Guard!

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