Emergencies can catch you off guard, but Kids Smiles is here for you during your time of need.
We don’t always seem them coming, and sometimes, we can think they would never happen to us, but it’s always important to be educated in order to stay vigilant should a need arise. Little things like saving your dentist’s number into your phone could be the difference between losing and saving a tooth.
Contact us immediately if you are having an emergency. If we are not open, please go to an emergency center.
If Your Child Loses a Permanent Tooth
Keep the tooth wet until you get to the dentist. If possible, place it back into the socket. If this is too painful for your child, keep it between his or her cheek and gums or place it in milk to try to save it. Please do not put the tooth in your child’s mouth if you are concerned that he or she might swallow it.
If Your Child Has a Cracked Tooth or Bitten Tongue or Lip
Always have the child rinse his or her mouth with warm water. A warm compress will help reduce swelling. If your child has something stuck in his or her teeth, gently use floss to get it out. Do not try to remove it with something sharp. To avoid Reye’s syndrome, children should not be given aspirin for pain.
Protect Your Child’s Smile
- Children should always wear a mouthguard during sports and other physical activities.
- Children should avoid chewing hard food like candy, ice, and popcorn kernels. These foods can break teeth.
- Everyone should use scissors instead of their teeth to cut or tear things.
In Case of Emergency
- Life Threatening Emergencies including allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, head injuries, or uncontrollable bleeding – call 911.
- During Office Hours call the number of your location that is listed below.
- After Hours please call 813-274-2095 for the answering service