Children’s Dental Emergencies

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(03) 9749 1178

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1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

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info@sayersdental.com.au

Children are playful by nature. They are vulnerable and are more prone to injuries than adults. Their playful nature makes them careless of the things happening around them, causing them to fall, bump, and face serious injuries. It is up to us to look after them to avoid unexpected circumstances.

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?
If your answer is YES to any of the questions above, your child might be having a dental emergency, and he/she needs to see a paediatric dentist right away.

Read on to discover more about the most common children’s dental emergencies and how to manage them at home.

Dental Pain

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.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEDULE

Up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years

Same Day Dental Emergency Available!

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?

Baby teeth are important for several reasons. Not only do they help children speak properly and chew naturally, but they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

How often should my child see a paediatric dentist?

Children should start seeing their dentist every six months, by their first birthday or once their first tooth emerges.

When should my child start using toothpaste, and how much should we use?

The sooner, the better! Starting at birth, wipe your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or clean cloth and water.

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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CONTACT INFO

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

Email: info@sayersdental.com.au

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PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample free car parking onsite

LOCATION

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants is located in Hoppers Crossing, only a few min away from Thomas Carr College.