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Dental Emergencies

There are a variety of dental emergencies that your loved one might face. Rest assured, we will get them an appointment as soon as possible, but in the mean time, here are some tips for when your child has a dental emergency!

One of the scariest dental emergencies that you and your child can experience is when he or she knocks out a tooth. If your child has had a tooth knocked out, here is what you can do:

If they knock out a permanent tooth, find the tooth (if possible), and handle it by the crown, being careful not to touch the root portion. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to reinsert it in its socket, and hold it in place by gently biting on a gauze or clean cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place the tooth in a cup containing the saliva of the person that lost it, or use milk, but do NOT use water. The person who lost their tooth must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY. Time is a critical factor.
If your child knocked out a baby tooth, contact us. Unlike a permanent tooth, the baby tooth should not be replanted due to possible damage to the developing permanent tooth. In most cases, no treatment is necessary.
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Common Dental Emergencies

If your child has a toothache, we recommend you clean the affected tooth thoroughly, rinse their mouth with warm water, or use dental floss to dislodge impacted food or debris. DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth. If your face is swollen, apply a cold compression and contact us immediately. If your child has a cut on their tongue, lip, or cheek, apply ice to the affected area(s). If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If the bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call a doctor or visit the emergency room. If your child ever chips their tooth, time is a critical factor, so call us immediately to reduce the risk of infection or extensive dental treatment. 

What to do if you think your child has broken/fractured their jaw?

Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest emergency room.

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Committed To Dental Excellence

To put it plainly, we are committed to dental excellence. What exactly does that mean? Well, it means that at Lantzy Children’s Dentistry, your child will receive only the best treatment! When you have a dental emergency, we are here for you no matter what. Have a question? Call us, and we’d be happy to answer it! We’d even be happy to squeeze you into an appointment in our office. 

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