Helping you know what to do.
Take your child to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for major issues such as a blow to the head or jaw, loss of consciousness, blurred vision, dizziness or vomiting. If your child loses a baby tooth from an injury, call us and we will see you as soon as possible. For a broken tooth, clean the area by rinsing with warm water. Then use a cold compress to prevent any swelling and call our offices.
If a permanent tooth is knocked out, you can try to reinsert it. Keep the tooth in place by biting down on a wet piece of clean gauze or towel. If that doesn’t work, you can put the tooth in a glass of milk, saline solution, or saliva. Then call our offices or another emergency treatment facility immediately. For a chipped permanent tooth, try to find the fractured piece because it may be able to be bonded back to the tooth.
Learn more about Emergency Dentistry from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.