Emergency Treatment

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Toothache or Abscess

  • Analgesic medications (infant or pediatric acetaminophen or ibuprofen) as directed for the child’s age and weight
  • If facial swelling exists, contact your child’s pediatrician or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Make an appointment with a pediatric dentist.

Teething Pain

  • Analgesic liquids (listed above)
  • Over-the-counter teething remedies
  • If severe pain exists, make an appointment with a pediatric dentist.

Tooth Knocked Out

  • If the tooth is a baby tooth, contact a pediatric dentist.
  • If the tooth is a permanent tooth,
    • gently rinse with cold water (do not rub).
    • put the tooth back into the socket and hold in place OR place the tooth in cold milk.
    • contact your pediatric dentist OR go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Oral Trauma

  • Always check for broken or missing teeth and/or bleeding: most active bleeding will respond to direct pressure.
  • Contact a pediatric dentist immediately for examination and X-ray OR go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Tooth Bumped, Broken or Loosened

  • Contact a pediatric dentist immediately for examination and X-ray OR go to the nearest hospital emergency room.