Children’s Dental Emergencies
For all children’s dental emergencies, it is important to take your child to the dentist as soon as possible.
Is it a Dental Emergency?
If you are not sure what a dental emergency is, the following questions may help:
- Is the child bleeding from or in the mouth?
- Is the child in severe pain?
- Are there any knocked-out teeth?
- Is there any inflammation in the mouth?
If your answer is YES to any of the questions above, your child might be in a dental emergency, and he/she needs to see your Belmont WA dentist immediately.
Common Children’s Dental Emergencies
Listed below are some of the most common, as well as steps to follow to resolve the issue and have the best possible outcome.
For toothaches, rinse the mouth with lukewarm saltwater to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food stuck between the teeth.
Do not put aspirin on your child’s tooth or gums; it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact your Belmont WA dentist immediately.
For a broken/fractured tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with lukewarm saltwater to clean the area. Apply cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down. See your Belmont WA dentist as soon as possible.
Make sure your child does not have a more serious injury. Secure the tooth. Do not touch the tooth roots! Handle the crown only.
Gently rinse off dirt and debris with lukewarm saltwater. Do not scrub, scrape or wash with soap.
Children’s Dental Emergencies in Belmont WA
At Epsom Dental Care, we want your child to have an active, healthy lifestyle. We’re dedicated to treating your child any time there’s a dental emergency.
In case of an emergency, call your Belmont WA dentist right away.
Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Belmont WA
We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.
Frequently Asked Questions
My child has a toothache. What do I do?
What can I do to prevent dental emergencies from happening?
- Child-proof your house to avoid accidents. Secure table edges, drawers and other accident-prone areas with safety cushions and locks.
- Don’t let your child chew or bite on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods and objects.
- ALWAYS use car seats for younger children and seatbelts for older ones.
- If your child participates in contact sports, have him/her wear a mouthguard to protect his/her teeth.
- Brush, floss, and visit your Belmont WA dentist regularly to prevent toothaches.