There can be emergency situations when it comes to your children’s teeth. Knowing how to treat an issue effectively is essential for a pain-free recovery. In the event that pain persists, contact us immediately at our office so that we can schedule an appointment.
If your child is experiencing severe toothache, clean the area around the sore tooth gently. Use warm salt water to rinse the gums and remove any excess foods trapped around the teeth. Avoid any aspirin based medicine on the aching tooth or gum and use ibuprofen to ensure temporary pain relief. If the pain is severe, contact our office immediately for an appointment.
In case of a broken tooth, gently apply warm water over the area and use ice over the cheek to reduce pain and swelling. Recover any tooth fragments so as to avoid your child swallowing them.
Tooth discoloration often occurs when the patient suffers severe trauma. If the discoloration does not disappear after a few weeks, contact us immediately for an appointment with our pediatrician.
Recover the knocked out tooth by holding it from the crown and not the root. It is important to clean the tooth, but do not handle or clean it more than necessary. Try reinserting the tooth in the socket using a clean piece of cloth. Time is of the essence when dealing with knocked out teeth, so contact us immediately in case this happens.
If your child is experiencing sores on the gums, over-the-counter medications can usually solve the problem. If the problem persists, contact us immediately for an appointment.