In a split second, a dental emergency can occur. While a trip to the dentist is expected, there are some steps that can be taken before getting to the dentist in order to help your child.
If it is a primary tooth, contact your dentist and discuss options to prevent the rest of the tooth from spreading out. Your dentist will let you know if a space maintainer is needed. If it is a permeant tooth, always pick up the knocked out tooth by the base and never the root. Rinse the root with water only if it is dirty. If it can’t be placed back in the socket, keep in a container of milk and bring to the dentist asap.
Contact us asap to set an appointment so we can help save the tooth and prevent infection from getting to the pulp at the center. Have your child rinse with cold water and apply a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling.
After calling and making an appointment, have your child rinse with water and give them an over-the-counter pain medicine. Be sure to check the dosage based on your child’s age and weight.
Many dental injuries occur during sports, so a wise investment is a mouth guard to protect your child’s teeth while playing. For an even safer mouthguard, have us make a custom mouthguard!