Children’s Dental Emergencies
Children's Dental Emergencies
When your child experiences any dental emergency, seek dental attention immediately.
Postponing treatment can lead to complications and further procedures.
Our emergency paediatric dentist provides warm care in a child-friendly setting.
At Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge, we understand that many children are scared to go to the dentist.
Our goal is to make our young patients feel safe and relaxed during their visit.
If you believe your child is suffering from toothache or other dental emergencies, please contact your Kellyville Ridge dentist to schedule treatment as soon as possible.
But how would you know if it’s a dental emergency? What do you do to handle a dental emergency until your child gets to the dentist?
Is it a dental emergency?
If you are not sure what a dental emergency is, the following questions may help:
Is there bleeding from or in the mouth?
Is there severe pain?
Are there any avulsed teeth?
Is there any swelling in the mouth or gums?
If your answer is YES to any of these questions, your child might be in a dental emergency, and he/she needs to see your Kellyville Ridge dentist immediately.
Read on to learn more about the most common children’s dental emergencies and how to deal with them at home.
Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater. This helps relieve pain and tenderness. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and twinges.
Clear the mouth of food particles. Do not give aspirin to your child. This can only cause additional complication. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Broken, chipped or cracked tooth
Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater and apply an ice pack to his/her face, against the affected area. Go to your Kellyville Ridge dentist right away.
Dislodged or knocked-out tooth
If your child’s tooth becomes loose because of trauma, inform your Kellyville Ridge dentist immediately.
Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater while waiting to see your dentist. Do not try to reinsert a temporary tooth to its socket. It may damage the developing tooth under the gums.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Wipe the affected area with clean, wet gauze and apply a cold compress on the face to reduce the swelling.
If bleeding occurs, apply light pressure on the affected area for 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.
Children’s Dental Emergency Management at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge
If your child has a dental emergency, please call your Kellyville Ridge dentist as soon as possible. We will accommodate your child and provide an immediate solution.
Child Dental Benefit Schedule
Up to $1,000 worth of dental treatments over two years (Medicare)
Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available!
We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
The sooner, the better! Starting at birth, wipe your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or clean cloth and water.
As soon as baby teeth erupt, parents should use a very tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste to brush them two times a day, using a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush.