If your child is currently experiencing a dental emergency, we are here to help you! Dental emergencies can be a bit scary, which is why we first recommend that you stay calm and try to sooth your child. Then, call [practice_name] at [phone] as soon as possible. Until you meet with your dentist, we ask that you do the following things:
· For a knocked-out tooth: Keep the tooth as moist as possible. You can try putting the tooth back into place, but if you decide to do so, please do not force it and do not put it in backwards. If you wish to try a different method, you or your child can place the tooth in between your gums and cheeks or you can simply place the tooth in a glass of milk.
· For a cracked tooth: Clean the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water. Then, ice outside the injured area to keep the swelling down.
· For a bitten lip or tongue: Gently wipe down the area and wash the blood away. Next, ice the lip or tongue to relieve pain and discomfort and to reduce swelling.
· For a toothache: First, rinse the mouth with warm water. Then, gently floss around the tooth to free any object that might be causing the pain. Please do not place a pain pill directly onto the tooth or gums that are in pain.
· For an object stuck between teeth: Try to remove the object with dental floss. If this does not work or if you do not have dental floss, please do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed tool.
If you have any questions about the suggestions we have given you, please do not hesitate to ask us. Dr. [doctor_name] and our friendly dental team are here to assist you in any way we can, especially during a dental emergency. So, call our office today so you can get the help you deserve!