Childhood Dental Emergencies: A Parent’s Playbook

May 6, 2024by user

Childhood Dental Emergencies: A Parent’s Playbook

Uh oh! A dental drama with your little one? Don’t panic! This guide will equip you to handle the most common dental emergencies in children, so you can get your child back to grinning in no time. Remember, quick action is key!

Knocked-Out Tooth:

  • Baby Tooth: Don’t fret if a milk tooth gets knocked out. Replanting it can harm the permanent tooth growing underneath. Call your Vilafortuny dentist right away, though.
  • Permanent Tooth: Time is of the essence! Find the tooth and hold it by the crown (the top), avoiding the root. Gently rinse any dirt with plain water. No scrubbing, soap, or tissues! Call the Vilafortuny emergency line immediately – a speedy response can save the tooth!

Chipped or Cracked Tooth:

  • Contact your child’s dentist ASAP.
  • Rinse their mouth with water.
  • If there’s swelling or lip injuries, apply a cold compress.
  • Found a broken piece? Bring it with you to the dentist’s office.

Toothache Troubles:

Toothaches can be caused by cavities, infections, or even loose fillings. If your child complains of a toothache, call you’re your Vilafortuny Paediatric dentist right away. While you wait for the appointment:

  • Rinse their mouth with water.
  • Apply a cold compress to numb the pain.
  • No aspirin on the tooth! You can use over-the-counter children’s pain medication (at the right dosage for their age and weight) to ease the discomfort.

Preventing Dental Disasters:

Accidents happen, but there are ways to safeguard your child’s smile:

  • No running with objects in their mouth (pencils, glass, toothbrushes!).
  • Block off dangerous areas to prevent falls that could damage teeth.
  • Mouthguards are a must for sports!
  • Teach them to avoid using teeth as tools (no opening bottles with their teeth!).
  • Limit hard candies and snacks that can crack teeth.
  • Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once a day are essential for healthy teeth and gums. Supervise brushing until they’re around 7 or 8.
  • Come to the clinic on Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 3 for regular dental check-ups help keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy and prevent future problems.

Your Emergency Dental Partner in Dubai

We’re here to help! We offer emergency and urgent dental care. Our team specialises in treating young smiles.

Ready to book an urgent dental appointment? Call us at 043943618 / 0547550689

Dr Roadrigue Abi Nakhle https://vilafortuny.com/meet-the-team/dr-rodrigue-abi-nakhle/

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