Dental emergencies are a common occurrence especially with children. Knowing how to handle these situations can allow for your child’s best dental outcome.
If your child knocks out a permanent tooth, try to hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off any debris from the root. Gently re-implant the tooth back into the socket, if possible, to keep the root moist. If re-implantation is not possible, place the tooth in milk and contact our office immediately as time is of the essence for its survival.
If your child loses a primary tooth, do not re-implant as it may cause damage to the permanent tooth bud above. If the tooth is lost prematurely, we will discuss space loss and future need for orthodontics with you. If the tooth was lost on time, there is no treatment required other than controlling the bleeding and keeping your child comfortable.
Please contact our office during office hours, or on our emergency line, if any of the above situations occur or if your child has:
- A Tooth Ache
- A Lip Bite Post Treatment
- Trauma to Lip or Jaw
- Fractured Tooth
- Abscess or Swelling
Dr. Naguib and her staff will guide you on the best treatment scenario for your child.