Children’s Dental Emergencies
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However, we can’t monitor them all the time. We can’t control their movements, and thus, they sometimes suffer injuries from accidents, and these injuries include dental emergencies.
Children’s dental emergencies should be dealt with calmly to avoid panicking and worsening the child’s condition. As adults, we should know the first aid steps to follow when a child experiences a dental emergency.
But how do you identify a dental emergency? What do you do to handle dental emergencies until your child gets to the dentist?
Is it a dental emergency?
If you are not sure what a dental emergency is, answer the following questions:
- Is the child bleeding from or in the mouth?
- Is the child in severe pain?
- Are there any avulsed teeth?
- Is there any swelling in the mouth?
- Is there any inflammation on the gums?
Read on to discover more about the most common children’s dental emergencies and how to manage them at home.
Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater. This helps alleviate pain and relieve tenderness. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and painful twinges.
Clear the mouth of food debris. Do not give aspirin to your child. This can only create complications. Most importantly, see your dentist immediately.
Broken, chipped or cracked tooth
Wash your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater and apply an ice pack to his/her face, against the affected area. Go to your Hoppers Crossing dentist right away.
Dislodged or knocked-out tooth
If your child’s tooth loosens because of trauma, call your Hoppers Crossing dentist immediately. While waiting to go to your dentist, rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater. Do not try to return a baby (primary) tooth to its socket. It may affect the growth of the tooth under the gums.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Wipe the area with clean, wet gauze and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If there’s bleeding, apply light pressure on the affected area for 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.
Children’s Dental Emergency Management at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants
If your child has a dental emergency, please call your Hoppers Crossing dentist as soon as possible. We will accommodate your child and provide an immediate solution.
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For any dental emergency in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or visit usat 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are baby teeth really important to my child?
How often should my child see a paediatric dentist?
When should my child start using toothpaste, and how much should we use?
Parents should use a very tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth two times a day as soon as they erupt, along with a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush.
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