There is no telling when a dental emergency will happen to your child. When an emergency strikes, you should contact our office as soon as possible. Until you can get in to see us, follow these tips below.
Something Lodged in Teeth
You can try and dislodge an object caught between teeth by gently brushing, rinsing, or with dental floss. Avoid using a toothpick or sharp object. If you can’t remove the object, contact our office.
If you can retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown, which is the part of the tooth that appears above the gumline, and make sure not to touch the root. Rinse it carefully under water on low pressure. If it is a permanent adult tooth and you can put it back in the socket, do so. Hold it firmly in place with a clean cloth. If you cannot, put it in milk and bring it with you to the appointment.
Fractured, Broken or Chipped Tooth
Wash out the mouth with warm water, then use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Save any part of the tooth fragment and call to come see us immediately.
If the jaw is broken, go to the nearest emergency room right away.
If your child needs an experienced pediatric dentist, Drs. Bowden, Bowden, and Bowden would be happy to see you. Please contact Kids First Pediatric Dentistry at 410-828-5699, to visit our office in Timonium, Maryland.