Accidents happen, and when they do, we here at Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry want to assure you that we will be here to assist with your pediatric dental emergency!
During business hours, our team is available by phone, text, or email to answer any of your dental emergency questions. If your child experiences a dental emergency during or after work hours, do not hesitate to give us a call at 469-384-8130. However, if you believe your child has an urgent medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or take your child to the nearest emergency room.
Top Reasons for Emergency Visits
Time is of the essence when a tooth is knocked out, so it is important to keep and preserve each tooth until you are able to get into the pediatric dentist. You preserve the tooth by keeping it moist by either sticking the tooth back in the socket or if the tooth does not stick, placing the tooth in milk with a little bit of salt.
First, make sure that the mouth is free and clear of any food or objects that may be stuck. You can do this by gently brushing and flossing and then rinsing with water. Please call us and Dr. Bhaumik can go over pain treatment options for your child until their appointment.
Bitten Lip, Cheek, or Tongue
If your child bites their lip, cheek, or tongue, begin by cleaning the area with water and placing a cold compress on the area to reduce swelling. A consultation with Dr. Bhaumik will help determine the severity of the accident.
Another common emergency call is a cracked or broken tooth. First, be sure to clear the mouth of any tooth fragments by rinsing with mouthwash or water. If you are able to locate the fragment of the tooth that came off, be sure to bring it in during your child’s emergency visit at Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry.