Tupelo, MS - Dr. John Kenney "Your Dental Health" Dental Emergencies
Sooner or later, your child may need urgent dental care. Here are a few tips to follow, when dealing with a dental emergency. If your child’s baby tooth is knocked out. – Call your dentist as soon as possible. Usually, baby teeth do not need to be replaced in the mouth because this could cause damage to permanent teeth. For permanent teeth -- Rinse the tooth in cool water. If you can, immediately replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze. If you can’t place the tooth in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva, or water and call your dentist office immediately for instructions If Your child’s tooth is chipped or fractured. – Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you can find the fragment, place it in cold milk or water, and bring it with you to your dentist’s office. place it in cold milk or water, call your dentist office immediately for instructions.