When your child needs urgent dental treatment, our office is ready to help. Please keep our emergency number available and convenient.
If this is a life threatening emergency, please dial 911 immediately.
Contact our office as soon as possible. Although traumatic, this is usually not an emergency and in most cases no treatment is necessary. Do not re-implant the tooth.
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root portion. If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing cool milk or Gatorade. Contact our office immediately at 712-722-5565. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth. The first 30 minutes are the most critical to a favorable prognosis.
Contact our office immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. Locate the broken tooth fragment, if possible, and bring to our office.
Go immediately to the emergency room or your local hospital. A blow to the head can be life threatening.
Call our office promptly. To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with warm salt water. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth. Do not apply heat or aspirin on the sore area. You can also administer Tylenol or ibuprofen appropriately according to the instructions on the package, which is usually based on age and weight. Do NOT give your child more than the recommended amount of medication, which can be life threatening.
Apply ice to the affected area. If there is bleeding, apply firm pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to the emergency room.