COMMON DENTAL EMERGENCES

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EMERGENCY

Accidents happen! If you face a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. If you need urgent treatment after hours, you can call our emergency number. We are always here to assist when your child's dental health is at risk. Below are tips on dealing with urgent dental situations.

 

TOOTHACHE

Toothache

If your child complains of a toothache, rinse his mouth with warm water and inspect his teeth to be sure there is nothing caught between them. If pain continues, use a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat or any kind of aspirin or topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the gums. Children's pain relievers may be taken orally. Schedule an appointment immediately.

BITTEN LIP OR TONGUE

Bitten Lip or Tongue

If your child has bitten his lip or tongue severely enough to cause bleeding, clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce or avoid swelling. Give us a call to help determine how serious the bite is.

LOOSE TOOTH

Loose Tooth

If your child has a very loose tooth, it should be removed to avoid being swallowed or inhaled.

BROKEN, CHIPPED, OR FRACTURED TOOTH

Broken, Chipped, or Fractured Tooth

If your child has chipped or broken a piece off of his tooth, have him rinse his mouth with warm water, then use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Try to locate and save the tooth fragment that broke off. Store the broken fragment in plain water. Call us immediately.

BROKEN JAW

Broken Jaw

If you know or suspect your child has sustained a broken jaw, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Call our emergency number and/or head to the hospital immediately. In many cases a broken jaw is the result of a blow to the head. Severe blows to the head can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

KNOCKED OUT TOOTH

Knocked Out Tooth

If your child has knocked out a permanent tooth, he or she needs to be seen by the dentist immediately. You need to locate the tooth and follow these steps precisely:
1. Gently hold the tooth by the crown, not the root, and rinse it of with plain water. Do not scrub it.
2.Either re-insert it back into the socket and hold it in place with gauze, or place it in a glass of milk to transport it to our office. 3. Call us immediately because time is of the essence to save the tooth. If it’s after hours, our voice-mail will give you the phone number of the after hours number to reach Dr. Veneberg.
4. If you cannot locate the tooth and think your child may have inhaled it, call their pediatrician or go to the emergency room for an x-ray.

 

 

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As parents ourselves, we understand that our children are the most precious individuals. Call our office to schedule an appointment for your child and experience why Little White Tooth is such a special place. We look forward to welcoming you to our happy family.

ADDRESS

12020 E Shea Blvd Ste 8, Scottsdale AZ 85259

PHONE

480.767.5600

EMAIL

hello@littlewhitetooth.com

OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Wednesday 8am-4:40pm

Thursday 7am-2pm

Friday 7am-1pm

 

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COMMON DENTAL EMERGENCES

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