When you need an emergency pediatric dentist with great skills, attention to detail, and an enjoyable environment for kids, you can always turn to Dr. Jacquelyn K. Do. She is an experienced emergency pediatric dentist near you who cares as much about your child’s dental experience as you do. She is experienced working with children of different ages and can make her practice as fun or serious as your little one needs. Sometimes it’s okay to be scared of visiting the dentist! It’s understandable, especially when you’re talking about your child.
Sunny Smiles Kids Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is here for your child in the event of a dental emergency. We also have emergency pediatric dental specialists on call and available to your family after hours by phone.
Gently clean or rinse dirt from the area around the break. Place a cold compress on the face in the area of the broken took to minimize lip or facial swelling. Contact our office for a 24-hour emergency dentist near you if the fracture is more than one-half of the tooth.
If your child’s permanent or primary tooth becomes loose due to trauma, first check to see any bleeding. Stop the bleeding by applying pressure using a gauze pad or clean washcloth. Dental trauma resulting in loose teeth requires immediate attention from the emergency pediatric dentist. Contact our office for an emergency dental appointment.
Clean the area around the tooth. Rinse the mouth with warm salt water and use dental floss to remove any trapped food between the teeth. DO NOT place aspirin on the gums or tooth. This will cause a burn to the gum tissues. If there is swelling, apply cold to the outside of the face. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.
Contact our office for a prompt appointment.
If bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or gauze. Apply an ice compress to the injured area. If bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room.
Do not move the jaw. Stabilize the jaw by tying a towel, necktie, etc., over the top of the head. Apply cold compresses. Go to an oral surgeon or hospital emergency room immediately.
Try to remove the object with dental floss. You may tie one or two small knots in the floss to help remove the debris. Do not use a sharp metal object. If you cannot remove it, contact our office.
Fold a gauze pad or clean washcloth over the bleeding area. Please keep it in place for 15 minutes, then repeat as necessary.
Some children will get these periodically. Placing vitamin e oil over the area or other over-the-counter medications will usually give relief. If they persist or are extreme, contact our office for prompt attention.
Suppose there is a loose bracket irritating the lips or gums. Attempt to remove the bracket with tweezers and place it in an envelope. If a loose wire is sticking into the cheek, see if you can place it into the tube in the back of the mouth. If you can’t and cannot get to the office, cut the end of the wire with a cuticle nipper.
Finally, check to make sure your child’s dentist is available for emergencies ahead of time. Keep their phone number handy and make it known to your babysitters, pediatrician, and your child’s school nurse. You don’t want to be looking through a phone book during those stressful moments!
The phone number to contact Sunny Smiles Kids’ 24-hour emergency dental care is 858-755-0050. A voicemail paging service is available to contact the doctor on call.