Levittown Emergency Pediatric Dentistry
My Town’s Little Dentist provides pediatric dental emergency services in Levittown, NY. Our highly skilled team is ready to meet any pediatric dental challenge. In addition to treating minor dental emergencies, our specialists have extra training to handle pediatric traumas. Call 516-226-7337 to make an appointment.
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, at any time. When it happens to your child, it can be terrifying. During office hours, call and we will see your child as quickly as possible, often the same day. After hours, please call our office immediately to speak to the on-call dentist and receive instructions. If the emergency is severe or life-threatening, please call 911 or head for the closest emergency room.
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Common Dental Emergencies
Common dental emergencies include, but are not limited to:
- Bleeding After Losing Baby Tooth
- Broken Jaw
- Broken Tooth
- Cold or Canker Sore
- Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
- Knocked Out Tooth
- Tooth Ache
Handling Minor Dental Emergencies
While all dental emergencies should be taken seriously, some are safe to handle at home, at least initially. Here’s what to do:
Toothache and swelling/abscess: Gently rinse the mouth with warm water and floss to remove any food particles or debris that may be trapped in the tissues surrounding the tooth. Call our office to schedule an appointment or speak to our on-call doctor. If the pain becomes intolerable or severe swelling is present, visit the nearest emergency room. Dental infections can be serious so it is important to get the area looked at and treated quickly.
Cut soft tissue: If the lip, cheek, tongue, or gums get cut, wrap a baggie of ice in a clean cloth and apply to the mouth to reduce swelling. Use direct pressure from a clean cloth or sterile gauze pad to stop bleeding. If you are unable to stop the bleeding, call your doctor or visit the closest emergency room. Call our office to speak to the doctor on-call or set an emergency appointment.
Knocked out tooth: Call our office immediately, and then rinse the tooth in clean water, taking care not to touch the root. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and have your child bite down on gauze to hold it in place. Never re-implant a baby tooth. If this can’t be done safely, submerge the tooth in a glass of milk. Reattachment is most successful if performed within 30 minutes of the injury.
Chipped or broken tooth: Use lukewarm water to gently rinse the mouth, and place a cold compress or ice pack on the face to minimize swelling. If you can find the piece that broke off, submerge it in milk and bring it to our office.
Dental emergencies can be frightening, but they can be successfully managed with professional assistance. Stay calm, assess the situation, provide first aid, and give us a call. Also focus on keeping your child calm, as panic can make it more difficult to administer treatment.
If you are in the Levittown area and your child has a dental emergency, we invite you to call our office at 516-226-7337 for immediate assistance.
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