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Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be quite scary for both kids and parents. When you call us during regular business hours, we will make sure to prioritize your situation and arrange to see your child as soon as possible. Please give us a call at 603-898-8611.

Of course, dental emergencies can happen at any time, so if our office is closed, please call 603-898-8611 and leave us a message detailing the nature of the dental emergency. We will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible to schedule a visit. If your child is experiencing a fever or an otherwise life-threatening situation, please call 911 right away, or take your child to the nearest emergency room.

What Should I Do if…?

Toothache/Pain

  • Make sure to brush and floss the affected tooth and the immediate area.
  • Remove any food or debris in the affected area that may be causing pain.
  • Take over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.
  • If the face is swollen, you may apply a cold compress to relieve discomfort.
  • Contact us – your Salem, NH pediatric dentist – at (603) 898-8611.

Cut or Bitten Lip, Tongue, or Cheek:

  • Apply ice to affected areas to reduce swelling
  • If there is any bleeding, apply firm, yet gentle pressure with gauze or a soft cloth.
  • If bleeding is not controlled by simple pressure, call your doctor, or visit the nearest emergency room.
  • If the face is swollen, apply a cold compress to the area.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth:

  • Find the tooth, if possible. Hold it only by the crown and not the root.
  • If the tooth is soiled, rinse gently with water. NO soap or unnecessary scrubbing or handling of the tooth. If possible, reinsert the tooth into the socket holding in place with firm pressure.
  • If the tooth cannot be reinserted, have the patient store the tooth along the side of the cheek or store the tooth in a cup with milk or water (IMPORTANT: the tooth must be moist to stay alive!)
  • Time is crucial in saving the tooth; ideally treatment would be done within two hours.
  • Make sure to see the dentist IMMEDIATELY!!
  • Contact us – your Salem, NH pediatric dentist – at (603) 898-8611.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth:

  • In nature, baby teeth naturally fall out on their own; however, if the tooth comes out prematurely due to accidental injury, it must be evaluated by the pediatric dentist.
  • Have your child rinse their mouth and apply firm pressure to the area if there is any bleeding.
  • Contact us – your Salem, NH pediatric dentist – at (603) 898-8611.

Chipped or Fractured Tooth:

  • Rinse mouth with water and apply a cold compress to reduce any swelling.
  • Find any fragments of tooth and bring along with you to the dentist.
  • Acting quickly can prevent infection and aid in saving the tooth.
  • Contact us – your Salem, NH pediatric dentist – at (603) 898-8611.

Lost Filling

  • Have the patient rinse their mouth to keep the area clean.
  • Brush and floss to keep the area clean until you can see the dentist.
  • Contact us – your Salem, NH pediatric dentist – at (603) 898-8611.

Possible Broken/Fractured Jaw:

  • If the jaw is truly broken, it is usually severely painful.
  • Hold jaw from moving.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room ASAP.
  • Contact us – your Salem, NH pediatric dentist – at (603) 898-8611.

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