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Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Facing a dental emergency? Reach out to us immediately. For after-hours urgent situations, please dial our emergency number. We’re always here to support you when your child’s dental well-being is in jeopardy. Keep the following guidance accessible, perhaps on your fridge or with other emergency contacts.

Bitten Lip or Tongue

If your child’s lip or tongue is bleeding due to a bite, clean the area softly with water. Use a cold compress to minimize swelling. Contact us to gauge the severity.

Object Stuck Between Teeth

If an object is lodged in your child’s teeth, attempt to remove it with dental floss gently. Avoid sharp or metallic tools. If unsuccessful, call us.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

For a chipped or broken tooth, rinse your child’s mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to curb swelling. If possible, retrieve the broken tooth fragment. Contact us right away.

Tooth Knocked Out

If a tooth is dislodged, locate it and rinse without soap, touching only its crown. Please place it in a clean container with milk. Reach out to us immediately or go to the hospital. Quick actions could save the tooth.

Loose Tooth

A very loose tooth needs removal to avert ingestion or inhalation risks.


For toothaches, have your child rinse with warm water and ensure nothing is trapped between teeth. If pain persists, use a cold compress. Avoid applying aspirin or direct topical relievers, which might harm the gums. Over-the-counter children’s painkillers can be taken. Book an appointment promptly.

Broken Jaw

If a broken jaw is suspected, apply a cold compress to diminish swelling. Contact us urgently or head straight to a hospital. Note: A significant head impact often causes a broken jaw, which can be life-threatening.

Prevention Tips

Help your child steer clear of dental mishaps. Ensure your home is child-proof to minimize falls. Discourage chewing on ice or hard snacks. Always use car seats and seat belts. For sports, consider a mouthguard. Ask us about tailored mouthguards for added protection. Lastly, uphold dental health with consistent brushing, flossing, and routine check-ups.