A Guide to Pediatric Dental Emergencies
If you child has a dental emergency, then you should call a pediatric dental emergency service immediately. Usually, pediatric dental emergency services have an emergency number to call which you should be ready with beforehand, in case your child will face one. 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. You should call your pediatric dental emergency service to help determine how serious the bite is.
With a dental floss, you can take out objects caught in between your child’s teeth. A stuck object should not be removed using a metal thing, a plastic or a sharp object. If you are not able to remove the object with dental floss, then you should call your pediatric dental emergency service.
Rinse the mouth with warm water if your child accidentally chips off or breaks off a piece of his tooth. To reduce swelling, use a cold compress. if possible, save the chipped off part of the teeth of your child. Immeidiately call your pediatric dental emergency service.
If your child’s tooth has been completed knocked out, you need to look for the tooth and rinse it with water. Don’t touch any other part of the tooth but the crown. Keep the tooth in a clean container and head to your pediatric dental emergency service. The tooth can still be saved.
Bring your child to the pediatric dental emergency clinic to have his tooth removed if it is very loose. In order for the child not to swallow the tooth, you need to have it removed.
Toothaches will be common complaints; when this happens rinse your child’s mouth with warm water and check if there is anything stuck between his teeth. Use cold compress to ease the pain if it continues. Make sure not to apply heat or any kind of aspirin or topical pain reliever directly to the affected area. This can cause damage to the gums. Children’s pain reliever can help minimize the pain. Then bring your child to your emergency dental 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. Broken jaws are a result of a blow to the head. It can be dangerous and even life-threatening to have severe blows on the head.
You child’s dental emergencies should be treated immediately so quickly call or head for the emergency dental clinic as soon as possible.