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Dental Emergencies That Can Happen with Kids and How to Respond

Posted on 5/15/2020 by Edward I Jutkowitz, DMD, PC
Dental Emergencies That Can Happen with Kids and How to Respond
Accidents occur now and then when kids are playing. Your child may fall victim of a dental emergency, and it is, therefore, necessary to understand the appropriate responses. Your child might get hit as they play, and the chances of making or breaking the situation depend on how you respond to such emergencies. That makes it necessary to know what to do if such an emergency occurs.

Some of the Common Dental Emergencies Among Kids

Young children are exposed to many dental injuries. This is mainly because their minds are often on having fun and much less on being safe. Some of the common emergencies are as listed below.
Sometimes, a baby tooth gets knocked into. If it is a temporary tooth that has been hit, the first thing to do is to call us. Then rinse the mouth with cold water if there is bleeding. To reduce swelling, you can apply cold compresses on the outside.
If the injury is to a permanent tooth, rinse the mouth with cold water and use a clean cloth to hold the tooth in its socket. If the tooth is already out, place in milk and immediately call our office.
Call us right away if a child breaks a tooth. Depending on how fast the situation is handled, then infections that may follow are avoided. If you can find the broken piece of the tooth, then it's advisable to bring it with to our office.


Prevention is always the safer, better option. Research shows that between 10-30 percent of all dental emergencies are as a result of sporting activities. If the activity involves physical contact of the players, then it is advisable to use a mouth guard to avoid injuries. You can always consult our office on the best mouth guard for your child.
Always respond quickly if an emergency occurs. We may only see patients during working hours, but it is necessary to call us when an emergency occurs beyond our office hours. Quick responses will save the child from pain and unnecessary infections or complications.
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