Children’s Dental Emergencies

Children's Dental Emergencies | Dentist Torrensville Children are susceptible to dental emergencies just like any other age groups, and even perhaps even more so. They are carefree and trusting, hence they expose themselves to risks and easily get hurt.

Keeping children safe and relieving their pain during dental emergencies therefore, lies in your hands, parents. Knowledge of the right first aid and a trusted dental clinic are two of the most important things to have in case of an emergency. But, don’t worry.

We at Western Clinic Dental provide immediate relief and fast service for dental emergencies for all ages. Western Clinic Dental is the right partner to keep your child’s oral health optimized even during dental emergencies.

Common Dental Emergencies

As mentioned, it is important to know the right first aid steps in the event of a dental emergency. Hence we have listed the most common dental emergencies experienced by children and how to handle them before visiting your Torrensville dentist.

Toothache

If your child experiences a toothache, here’s how you can help:

  • Make sure that there is no food debris left in your child’s mouth. Help him/her brush his/her teeth gently and thoroughly. Floss afterwards.
  • Rinse your child’s mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash or a salt-water solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water).
  • Do not give aspirin to your child nor apply aspirin to the aching area. This causes chemical burn.
  • Apply clove oil on the aching area to reduce pain and sensitivity.
  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Call and visit your dentist immediately.

Knocked out tooth

  • Locate and secure the tooth immediately.
  • Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
  • If tooth is dirty, rinse with lukewarm water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not brush, rub, or scrub.
  • If it is a permanent tooth, reinsert and bite down gently on a piece of soft material to keep it in place.
  • For a baby tooth, let your dentist handle re-implantation to avoid damage to the developing permanent tooth underneath.
  • Soak the tooth in milk, saline solution, or saliva.
  • Call and visit your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.

Broken braces

  • Rinse your child’s mouth to make sure no broken pieces are left in the mouth.
  • Using the clean eraser end of a pencil, gently move the wire into place.
  • Cover the edges with gauze on you way to the dentist.
  • Call and visit your dentist immediately.

Soft tissues in the mouth injury

  • Rinse your child’s mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash or a salt-water solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water).
  • Apply direct pressure on the injured area by pressing a clean absorbent material (cloth, napkin, or tampon could be used).
  • Hold ice over injured area to reduce blood flow and swelling.
  • Call and visit your dentist immediately.

Western Clinic Dental, Your Trusted Emergency Dentist For Your Child

Western Clinic Dental provides same day emergency appointment to cater to you and your child’s dental emergencies. We work with ease and efficiency to relieve your child’s pain as soon as possible.

In case of a dental emergency, Western Clinic Dental is the one to trust.

Call us on (08) 8443 9614 or request your emergency appointment online!