Children run, and they play… and they fall.
Sometimes they fall on their faces.
And sometimes those falls result in mouth injuries.
When mouth injuries occur call Smilez Pediatric Dental Group.
Seek medical attention immediately. If you suspect your child’s jaw may be fractured, your first stop should be the local emergency department; otherwise, call Smilez Pediatric Dental Group Loudoun to determine the best course of action for treating your child’s dental emergency.
In the event of a knocked out tooth:
Keep it! Keep the knocked out tooth and any displaced tissue still attached. If possible, place the tooth back in its space, or into a cup of milk or saliva. And of course, see a pediatric dentist as soon as possible — especially if the tooth is a permanent one. The sooner your child is able to be seen, the higher the chances your Loudoun County dentist may be able to re-implant it.
In the event of a broken tooth:
Broken teeth are incredibly painful, and your child will require immediate dental attention to prevent infection. Following recommended doses and the advice of your pediatrician, give your child an over-the-counter pain reliever and do what you can to protect what remains of the tooth. Call Smilez Pediatric Dental Group right away, and we’ll get him seen as soon as possible.
In the event of a toothache:
Pediatric dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever. Aches and pains of this sort are often caused by tooth decay, but it’s also possible your child is experiencing a toothache because of an infection or because they grind their teeth. Regardless of the cause, you should make an appointment with your Loudoun pediatric dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, an over-the-counter pain reliever and a cold compress can provide temporary relief.
Always be prepared in the event of a pediatric dental emergency
No parent ever wants to see her child injured or in pain, but sometimes, dental emergencies are unavoidable and the best thing you can do is be prepared. Keep a dental emergency kit (packed with things like gauze, a small cup, mouthwash, a cold compress, and some sort of tooth storage device) near your standard first aid kit, and the phone number to Smilez Pediatric Dental Group Loudoun handy.