A Guide to Pediatric Dental Emergencies
You need to call a pediatric dental emergency service immediately when you child faces a dental emergency. Make sure you have the emergency number of your pediatric dental emergency service so, in case of emergencies, you know whom to all. IN a pediatric dental emergency facility, their staff is there to assist a child whose dental health is at risk. Below are some tips on what to do in case of a dental emergency.
Accidental biting of the lips or the tongue which cause bleeding should be cleaned with water and should be cold compressed in order to avoid swelling. IN order to determine how serious the bite it, you should call your pediatric dental emergency service.
Objects caught in between your child’s teeth can gently be removed with a dental floss. Make sure not to use metal, plastic or sharp objects to remove the stuck object in between your child’s teeth. You need to call your pediatric dental emergency service in case you could not remove the object in between your child’s teeth.
Rinse the mouth with warm water if your child accidentally chips off or breaks off a piece of his tooth. Use cold compress to reduce swelling. If you can locate the fragment of the tooth that was chipped or broken off, then you should save it. Immeidiately call your pediatric dental emergency service.
A completely knocked out tooth should be kept and the mouth rinsed with water. Don’t touch any other part of the tooth but the crown. You should then bring your child with his knocked off tooth to your pediatric dental emergency service. If you bring the tooth, then your pediatric dentist can still save it.
Bring your child to the pediatric dental emergency clinic to have his tooth removed if it is very loose. This is important so that your child will not swallow it.
For toothache complaints, rinse the mouth of your child with warm water and check if there is nothing caught in between the teeth. Cold compresses should be used to ease the pain if it continues. Don’t apply heat, aspirin, or any topical pain relievers directly to the affected area. The gums can get damaged because of this. Children’s pain reliever can help minimize the pain. You should then bring your child to the pediatric dental emergency clinic.
Use a cold compress to reduce swelling if you know or suspect your children to sustain a broken jaw. Bring your child immediately to emergency dental clinic. Your child could have sustained a blow in the head that caused the broken jaw. A blow on the head can be very dangerous and even life-threatening.
During dental emergencies you need to quickly call your emergency dental service or head immediately there.