Emergency Dental Care for Kids

Following are tips surrounding emergency dental care for kids. Also, you can contact us for assistance.


Toothache: Abscesses on the gum

Abscesses can develop on the gum tissue around teeth with severe cavities.

  • If you child has a toothache, rinse their mouth, brush and floss the area of the affected tooth thoroughly to dislodge impacted food debris.
  • Check around the affected area to see if there is any redness, swelling or abscess. If the face is swollen, apply a cold compress.
  • Do not place aspirin or oral gel around the gum or on the aching tooth.
  • Contact your dentist immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.

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Injuries to the baby teeth:

  • Gently clean the injured area with warm water.
  • Ensure no foreign material is impacted on lips and cheeks.
  • Contact your dentist immediately for an emergency appointment.

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Chipped tooth:

Chipped tooth
  • Gently rinse mouth with warm water to remove dirt and other debris from the area of the broken tooth.
  • Apply cold compress to the lip and face in the area of injured tooth to control swelling.
  • Make an attempt to find and save tooth fragments.
  • Contact your dentist immediately for an emergency appointment.

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Knock out permanent teeth:

Knock out permanent teeth
  • Stay calm and find the tooth. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it. Do not touch the root part of the tooth and do not brush or scrub the tooth (you may damage the cells that are required to revitalize the tooth).
  • If possible, try to insert the tooth back into the socket.
  • If this is not possible, store the tooth in “Save a Tooth” solution or milk.
  • The survival of the knocked out PERMANENT tooth is extremely time sensitive. Go to your dentist immediately.

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