PEDIATRIC DENTAL EMERGENCIES


If your child has a dental emergency, please call us at 905-303-6010. If you need urgent treatment after hours, our emergency number is listed on our voicemail. Hopefully, your child never has any of these emergencies. However, by establishing routine dental visits an emergency will be easier to deal with. We find that children that see us regularily have an easier time with dental emergencies and treatment.

BASIC HELPFUL INFORMATION >
If your child has a bitten lip or tongue severe, clean the area gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce swelling.
If your child has something stuck between his or her teeth, use dental floss to gently remove it. Do not use a metal, plastic, or sharp tool to remove the object.
If your child has chipped or broken off a piece of tooth, rinse his or her mouth with warm water and try to locate and save the tooth fragment that broke off. Call us immediately.
If your child’s tooth has been knocked out, find the tooth and rinse it with water (no soap), taking care to only touch the white part of the tooth Place the tooth in a clean container with milk. Call us immediately and/or head to the hospital. If you act quickly it’s possible to save the tooth. If it is a baby tooth, we never put the tooth back in.
If your child has a very loose tooth, it should be removed to avoid being swallowed or inhaled. You can use a piece of tissue paper to help grip the tooth.
If your child complains of a pain, rinse his or her mouth with water and inspect the teeth to be sure there is nothing stuck.

Children’s Advil (Motrin) or Tylenol (Acetominophen) can be taken as directed. Pain that wakes a child up at night usually indicates an infection.