Emergency Dental Services In Redlands, CA
Kids are active and love to have fun, but may have accidents that may result in a dental emergency. At Children’s Dentistry of Redlands, emergency dentistry is taken seriously, and if you are experiencing one, contact our Redlands, Riverside dental practice today. We are available on call during the weekends.
If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, we will do our best to see you immediately so that we can diagnose your child’s condition. We know that no parent ever wants to see their child in pain. Here are a few steps to follow when experiencing a specific dental emergency:
Knocked out tooth (avulsed tooth):
If your child has a completely knocked out permanent tooth, it’s important to contact our Redland’s pediatric dental practice immediately in order to save and implant the tooth as quickly as possible. If done within an hour of the avulsion, the placement of the knocked tooth is more successful. However, this is what you can do if you can’t see the dentist right away.
1. Recover the tooth, don’t touch the root. Clean if dirty, and keep moist with water or milk.
2. For older children, attempt to insert the tooth into its original socket and apply a gauze on top and have your child gently bite down to hold it in place.
Chipped or Broken tooth
Whether the tooth is permanent or not, it’s important to see our Redlands pediatric dentists immediately. With the tooth pulp exposed, bacteria can enter and cause an infection. The dentist can seal the enamel to keep the bacteria and prevent infection. What to do once a tooth is chipped or broken:
1. Using a clean cloth, apply pressure to the area
2. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling (if any)
3. If your child is feeling pain, give them the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
A toothache can be due to a number of reasons, such as a cavity or an infection, but to be safe it’s always important to visit the pediatric dentist to evaluate their smile. Have your child rinse their mouth with warm salt water. If you there is swelling, apply a cold compress, and if they are in pain, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Contact Our Emergency Pediatric Dentist Today
If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, contact our Redland’s pediatric dentist immediately. We are available on call on the weekends, and we do our best to see you as soon as possible. Dental emergencies can occur unexpectedly, but know that at our Redland’s dental practice, we treat you with compassionate care and a focus on your child’s oral health.