dental emergencies

Canton Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC from reliable sources, compiled the following information. It is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for regular dental/medical visits and or regular dental/medical routine preventive care. The information does not cover everything related to the topics addressed and may not apply to all individuals.

A SEVERE BLOW TO THE HEAD or FRACTURED JAW
Immediate medical attention may be needed. An emergency medical team might be able to reach you faster than you can get to the hospital. Severe head injuries can be life threatening.

KNOCKED OUT PERMANENT TOOTH
Only use water to clean the tooth, and if possible, replace it in the socket immediately and hold it there. If it can’t be put back in the socket, put the tooth in a container with cold milk, saliva or water. Come to the office as quickly as possible – call 734-335-7270 if it’s after hours to ensure Dr. Sam can meet you there.

KNOCKED OUT BABY TOOTH
Call the office as soon as possible for consultation; the baby tooth should NOT be replanted due to a potential for subsequent damage to the developing permanent tooth.

CHIPPED or FRACTURED TOOTH
Call the office immediately. The need for dental treatment may be will be assessed and scheduled in a timely manner. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling if the lip also was injured. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water and bring it with you to the dental office.

TOOTHACHE
Call our office immediately. Taking over-the-counter children’s pain medication accordingly may ease the symptoms. A cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth may be applied to the face in the area of the pain. Do not apply heat.