Kids and Dental Emergencies
We are always available if there is a need for a kid emergency dentist.
Our first words of advice are to stay calm and assess the situation.
We understand that life sometimes does not go exactly as planned. That is why we are pleased to offer comprehensive emergency care at Rockingham Pediatric Dental. From severe pain to a broken or chipped tooth, we will work with you in a prompt manner to alleviate or eliminate the problem.
Please call our office immediately if you need professional, emergency pediatric dental care.
Note: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for seeing the dentist and obtaining first-hand dental advice or medical care.
Please contact our office to make an appointment with our pediatric dentist.
- Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
- Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
- Knocked Out Baby Tooth
- Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth
- Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth
- Possible Broken/Fractured Jaw
- Immediately clean the affected tooth and the surrounding area.
- Rise your mouth carefully with warm water and/or floss around the area to dislodge any stuck food.
- Do not take aspirin or apply heat to the gum or tooth in question.
- If your face is swollen, apply a cold compress to the area.
- Call Rockingham Pediatric Dental as soon as possible.
- Apply ice to affected area(s) to reduce swelling.
- If there is bleeding, apply firm, yet gentle pressure with gauze or a soft cloth.
- If the bleeding is not controlled by simple pressure, call your doctor or visit the nearest emergency room.
- Find the tooth, if possible. Handle it only by the crown (not the root).
- The tooth should be rinsed with water only. Do not use soap.
- Avoid unnecessary scrubbing or handling of the tooth.
- Inspect the tooth for fractures. If the tooth is intact, attempt to reinsert it in its socket. Hold the tooth in place using gauze.
- If the tooth cannot be reinserted, store the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s own saliva. You can also use milk.
- Patients who are old enough may also carry the tooth in their mouth, sitting alongside the cheek.
- Time is crucial in saving a tooth; ideally treatment would be done within two hours.
- Make sure to see the dentist IMMEDIATELY!
- Contact our pediatric dental office.
- Do not attempt to re-implant the tooth into place.
- Usually, this is not considered an emergency. Often, no treatment is necessary.
- Contact our dental office immediately. Acting quickly can prevent infection and help save the tooth.
- Rinse your mouth with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.
- If possible, locate any fragments of the tooth and bring them to our dental office.
- Contact our office and speak with our pediatric dentist, Dr. Quynh Bui.
- Keep your jaw as stable as possible.
- Limit all jaw movement.
- Go to nearest emergency room.