If your child has swelling or prolonged pain, it usually means there is an infection. Contact our office promptly. Over the counter pain medication may be used. Do not under any circumstance put heat or aspirin on the sore area.
A knocked out baby tooth is rarely placed back in the mouth. It is important that your child be examined to determine the extent of the trauma and to make sure that no piece of the tooth is still embedded in the gum.
Find the tooth. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it gently with milk or water (do not scrub). If possible replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with a clean cloth or piece of gauze. If you cannot put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk or saliva. Call the after hours emergency number. The faster we can initiate treatment, the better chance we have of saving the tooth.
Contact our office promptly and the doctor on call will determine if your child needs to be seen immediately. Rinse your child’s mouth with warm salt water and if there is bleeding from the lip or gum area, apply pressure. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it to our office with you.
If your child is involved in any contact sports, we recommend they wear a mouth guard. Always use a car seat for young children and seat belts for all others. Childproof your home to prevent falls, electrical injuries and choking on small objects. Protect your child from unnecessary toothache with regular dental check-ups.
1401 Avocado Avenue, Suite 507
Newport Beach, California 92660
We are conveniently located across from Fashion Island in the Newport Center Medical Plaza.