Dental Emergencies

If your child has an accident, please contact our office as soon as possible. We will speak with you & determine whether your child needs to be seen immediately. If the emergency occurs outside of office hours, when you call our office number, you will then be given an emergency contact number. This number will connect you to our emergency service. They will then take your information and contact one of the doctors in your stead.
***Remember, the first 60 minutes after an accident are the most critical to treatment of dental trauma, so please call us as soon as possible.
Below are some examples of dental emergencies, and avenues that may be taken until further treatment from your dentist is available:

Toothache

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Avulsed (Knocked Out) Permanent Tooth

Broken Braces and Wires

Bleeding after a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Cold Sores/ Canker Sores (Aphthous ulcer)


Toothache

 

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

 

Avulsed (Knocked Out) Permanent Tooth

 

Broken Braces and Wires

 

Bleeding after a Baby Tooth Falls Out

 

Cold Sores/ Canker Sores (Aphthous ulcer)
Many children suffer from an occasional “cold” or “canker” sore. Both conditions may last anywhere from 10-14 days. If they last longer than two weeks, or occur frequently, you should notify your dentist or other health care provider. Also, because some serious diseases may initially show as sores, it is important to have a dental evaluation if these sores persist.
Most over-the-counter preparations give relief for cold sores, such as:

For canker sores (also called aphthous or traumatic ulcers), we may recommend: