Unfortunately, emergencies happen even in dentistry. The good news is that we are here to help! Our entire staff at Division Street Dental is ready to assist children during emergency situations.
We always encourage parents to be prepared just in case your child does have an emergency. Educating yourself could be the difference between losing and saving a tooth. It is also important to have our phone number on hand just in case.
If you do have an emergency, feel free to contact us. We are here to guide you through the steps that you need to take prior to coming into our office. If we are not open, be sure to head to the nearest emergency center.
If your child loses a permanent tooth, it is important to keep it wet until you are able to see your dentist. It is best if you can place the tooth back into the socket. If it is too painful, try to keep it between your child’s cheek and gums. If you are concerned that they may swallow it, we recommend that you do not put it back in their mouth.
If your child has a cracked tooth or bitten tongue (or lip), always make sure that your child rinses their mouth with warm water. A warm compress can also help to reduce swelling.
Always encourage your child to wear a mouthguard during sports and other physical activities in order to protect their teeth. Hard foods such as candy, ice, and popcorn kernels can even break their teeth so you should try to avoid foods like this.
Our staff will work hard and quickly in the case of any emergency. We always have your child’s best interest in mind and will be happy to fit you into our schedule.
If you have any questions regarding pediatric dental emergencies, contact us today at (503) 774-3033.