Where Can I Go for Emergency Dental Work?

Any medical emergency can escalate quickly if not taken care of in a timely manner. From a broken bone to a chipped tooth, waiting to get your child the proper assistance can lead to big problems now and later in life.

In the case of a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. If you have a non-life threatening dental emergency, here are the steps you should follow and where you can go for help.

What to Do if Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

Emergencies are unexpected, but there are professionals who can help if your child needs emergency dental work. 

Follow these steps if your child has a dental emergency:

Chipped or Broken Tooth

  1. Rinse his or her mouth with warm water.
  2. Put a washcloth in cold water and hold it gently to your child’s face to keep swelling down.
  3. Call a dentist as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to repair the chip or break.

Lost Tooth

  1. If your child loses a tooth that isn’t a baby tooth, put the lost tooth in a cup of milk. The calcium can help preserve the lost tooth until it can be put back into place by a dentist. 
  2. Put a washcloth in cold water and hold it gently to your child’s face to keep swelling down.
  3. Call a dentist as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to replace the damage.

Emergency Dental Work at Kool Smiles

If your child’s injury is severe, he or she may need to see a dentist immediately. Kool Smiles has more than 120 locations nationwide, many of which provide after-hours emergency care. 

To schedule an appointment for emergency dental work right away, call Kool Smiles today.

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Sources:

Mouth Healthy: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dental-emergencies