Emergency Info

Tooth Ache

Thoroughly clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse your child's mouth with warm salt water or use some dental floss to help dislodge any impacted food. If the pain persists, please call us! DO NOT place an aspirin on the gum area of the tooth. If your child's face is swollen, place a cold compress on the area, and please call us.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Apply ice to the area. If there is some bleeding, apply some light pressure with a cloth or gauze. If the bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes and cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take your child to the hospital emergency room.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the crown (top) and not by the root portion. You may rinse the tooth, but do not handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it appears to be in good shape, try to reinsert it back into the socket. If you cannot reinsert it, place the tooth in a cup of milk, water or a cup containing some saliva from your child. If you have a Save-A-Tooth Emergency Kit, place the tooth in there. Time is very critical, so please call us as soon as possible. Only attempt to replace a permanent tooth. NEVER try to replace a baby tooth.