Pediatric Dental Emergencies
You need to call a pediatric dental emergency service immediately when you child faces a dental emergency. 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.
Your child may have bitten his lips or tongue so severely that it causes bleeding, then you need to clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress and press firmly against the bit areas so that swelling will be reduced or avoided. Calling your pediatric dental emergency service will give you an idea of how serious the bite is
If there is something caught in between the teeth of your child, you can take it out using dental floss gently. 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.
If your child accidentally chips off or breaks off a piece of his tooth, then you need to rinse his mouth with warm water. If there is swelling in the mouth, then use a cold compress. If you can locate the fragment of the tooth that was chipped or broken off, then you should save it. Then call your pediatric dental emergency service immediately.
A completely knocked out tooth should be kept and the mouth rinsed with water. Make sure that you only touch the crown of the tooth. You should then bring your child with his knocked off tooth to your pediatric dental emergency service. It is still possible to save the tooth.
Bring your child to the pediatric dental emergency clinic to have his tooth removed if it is very loose. You need to remove it to prevent your child from swallowing his tooth.
If your child complains of toothache, check if there is anything caught in between his teeth and rinse his mouth with warm water. Use cold compress 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. Your child can take children’s pain reliever orally. You should then bring your child to the pediatric dental emergency clinic.
If your child broke his jaw, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Head to the dental emergency clinic immediately. Broken jaws are a result of a blow to the head. Blows on the head can be dangerous and life-threatening.
You child’s dental emergencies should be treated immediately so quickly call or head for the emergency dental clinic as soon as possible.