What to do if your child experiences a dental emergency:
First and foremost, try to stay calm: injuries to the mouth, face and teeth can happen frequently in children. Remaining calm and taking decisive action will help minimize the damaging effects of the injury, and lessen your child’s resulting discomfort.
Make sure that your child did not suffer a head injury: If your child’s injury involved hitting their head and causing them to lose consciousness even for a brief moment, your child should see a physician immediately. The mouth and teeth should be addressed as a secondary concern.
Stop the bleeding: Try to stop any bleeding with a clean washcloth or sterile piece of gauze. As you do this, check for broken teeth and/or missing teeth. If there are missing teeth, try to locate them, and place them in a cup of milk, or if that is not available, you can use saliva or saline.
Call our Buckhead / Midtown GA Emergency Pediatric Dental office at (770) 302-0504 right away. Whenever possible, we offer same day service appointments for dental emergencies – for patients and non-patients – we are available to answer your questions even after business hours and on weekends.
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