Emergency Dental Care and Same Day Urgent Care

While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen.  We are here to help if your child’s dental health is at risk.

In the event of an emergency, call your Treehouse Dental Care practice or after hours, call 1-833-333-6623. If your child needs immediate medical attention, you should visit your nearest emergency department or call 911.

Tooth Ache, Dental Pain

If your child is complaining or experiencing dental pain, rinse their mouth with warm water and check to see if there is anything stuck in between their teeth.

Treat with Children’s Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Children’s Advil as directed however if the pain persists or the child is waking up a night from pain, this usually indicated and infection and should be seen by his or her dentist.

Object Stuck in Tooth

If there is something stuck in between your child’s teeth, gently use dental floss to remove it.  Never use a sharp, plastic or metal object to remove it.

Broken, Chipped or Fractured Tooth

If your child has broken off or chipped a piece of their tooth, locate the tooth fragment, rinse their mouth with warm water and call us immediately.

If your child is bleeding apply light pressure to the area with a clean cloth and use a cold compress to reduce the swelling.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Always remain calm if your child has knocked out a tooth. Try to locate the tooth, rinse it with water and avoid touching the root of the tooth. Put the tooth in a glass of milk and call us immediately and/or head to the hospital. It is sometimes possible to save the tooth however if it is a baby  tooth, the dentist will evaluate but will not save the tooth.

Ways to Help Prevent Dental Injuries

The following are a few suggestions that can help greatly reduce your child’s risk for dental injuries.

  • If participating in sports activities, make sure they are wearing protective gear including a helmet and mouth-guard
  • Child-proof your home. Look for sharp corners or objects, rugs that your child could potentially slip on, electrical outlets that your child could stick objects in, loose wires, or slippery bathtubs
  • If you have wood or tile floors, your child should avoid wearing socks in the house as they can cause them to slip easily
  • Baby walkers – although they help your child walk, they are more discouraged not by health professionals as they can lead to harmful accidents
  • Regular checkups with your child’s dentist

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