Dental emergency information
What Should I Do If My Child Falls And Knocks Out A Permanent Tooth?
Chipped Or Broken Tooth
- Apply direct pressure on the bleeding area using a clean cloth.
- If there is swelling, use a cold compress to reduce the swelling (a Popsicle often works well).
- Give your child an appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.
Cut/bitten tongue, lip or cheek
A cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort. To relieve these symptoms, first apply direct pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding. If there is swelling, you can reduce it by applying a cold compress. (A popsicle often works well.) Finally, give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for any discomfort.
In the event of a toothache, the first thing you can do is have your child rinse their mouth with warm salt water. If you notice any swelling, apply a cold compress directly to the affected area. Give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for any pain or discomfort. Even if the pain subsides, it is important to visit your pediatric dentist as soon as possible to rule out any problems.