Children’s Dental Emergencies
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Children’s Dental Emergencies Warrnambool
If your child is suffering from a dental emergency, give us a call right away.
If you need urgent treatment after our office hours, you can call our emergency number.
We are always here to help when your child’s dental health is at stake.
Below are tips on dealing with your child’s urgent dental situations. For quick access, keep this list on your refrigerator or near your emergency phone numbers.
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Bitten Lip or Tongue
If your child bit their lip or tongue hard enough to cause bleeding, carefully rinse the bite with warm water and firmly apply a cold compress to the region to lessen or prevent swelling.
Object Caught in Between Teeth
If your child has something lodged between their teeth, gently remove it by using tooth floss.
Never use a metal, plastic, pointed or sharp tool to remove the stuck object. If you are unable to remove the object with dental floss, call us immediately.
Broken, chipped or cracked tooth
If your child has chipped or broken their tooth, rinse their mouth with warm water.
Apply a cold compress to reduce or avoid swelling. Try to locate and keep the tooth fragment that broke off. Call us right away.
If a tooth in your child has been knocked out, find the tooth and handle it just by the crown while rinsing it with water rather than washing it with soap.
Toothache or Dental Pain
If your child has a toothache, gently rinse their mouth with warm water and check the teeth to be sure nothing is stuck between them.
We are here to help you answer these & more questions thoroughly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Children’s Dental Emergencies
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1. My child experiences dental pain. What should I do?
Rinse your child’s mouth with warm saltwater and apply a cold compress on the face in case of swelling. See your Warrnambool dentist immediately.
2. What can I do to avoid a dental emergency?
- Child-proof your table edges, drawers and other accident-prone areas with cushions and locks.
- Do not let your child chew or bite on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods and/or objects.
- Use car seats for younger children and seatbelts for older ones.
- If your child engages in contact sports, have them wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth.
- Brush, floss, and visit your Warrnambool dentist regularly to prevent toothaches.
3. How long does a toothache last?
The duration of a toothache is dependent on the cause of the pain. If the symptoms last for more than 24 hours, visit your Warrnambool dentist as soon as possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Nishant Hurria
Dr Nishant Hurria is an Australian-based health professional and the principal dentist of Warrnambool Dental with a special interest in Crowns & Bridges and Dental Implants.