At Kids R US Dentistry in Southwest Calgary, our pediatric dentist recognizes that dental emergencies do not always happen at convenient times. We will do our best to see your child the same-day.
Children can be accident prone and may injure themselves during play or activity.
It's important to know when to see a pediatric dentist and have their smile checked out after an oral injury or if they are experiencing unexplained oral pain. We understand that dental emergencies don't always happen at convenient times.
Give us a call if you think your child is experiencing a dental emergency, and we will help ensure your child receives care as soon as possible or advise you to visit an ER for any more severe symptoms.
A dental emergency is any injury to the mouth, self-inflicted or trauma-generated, by a fall or direct hit to the face. It also includes toothache and swelling of the mouth as a result of a fracture, deep cavity, and acute or chronic infection of a tooth.
The following conditions are dental emergencies, and should be treated as soon as possible. Please give us a call!
Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child's dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately.
Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call a doctor or visit the hospital emergency room.
If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You may gently clean the tooth by placing it in milk or water prior to reinserting into the socket. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth (beside the cheek). The patient must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Contact your pediatric dentist during business hours. If the tooth is completely out no treatment will be necessary, but if it the tooth is partially out, contact your pediatric dentist for necessary treatment.
Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.
Contact your pediatric dentist.
Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.
Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
We are your children's pediatric dental specialists in Southwest Calgary.