If your child is having a dental emergency and you need a pediatric dentist that is open right now, call Dr. Loretta Smith at 773-445-7777!
We are here to help you any time of the day (or night). Our expert staff will ensure that your child receives the best care as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies may be rare, but they do happen. Knowing what to do in those situations can be very helpful.
Your kid falls and knocks out a tooth. What do you do?! First, try to remain calm. Find the tooth, pick it up using the crown and be careful not to touch the root.
If it is not dirty or broken, you should attempt to put the tooth back into its socket. Put a piece of gauze or cloth on top and have your child hold it in place.
If you can’t reinsert the tooth or if it is dirty/broken you should put it in a Tooth Preservation Kit if possible. If not, put the tooth into a glass of milk.
Take the tooth and your child to the pediatric dentist as soon as possible. This is especially important if the tooth that is knocked out is a permanent tooth.
Chipped and Broken Teeth
If a tooth is damaged, you should take your child to the dentist immediately. Even if it is a baby tooth. When teeth are broken, bacteria can enter the tooth’s pulp and cause infection. This can be very serious. The dentist needs to evaluate the damage and seal the enamel in order to prevent this from happening.
If you can find the broken piece of the tooth, put it into a glass of milk and bring it with you to the dentist. It’s possible that the dentist can reattach the piece. If the piece can’t be reattached, your dentist may suggest a dental crown.
Bitten or Cut Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Kids can be exceptionally clumsy. Especially when they are learning to walk, run, ride a bike, learn to skate, and the list goes on and on. Cuts can lead to bleeding, swelling, and pain. Not to mention, it opens you up to the risk of infection.
Always rinse the are with water to clean it. Then, use a clean cloth to apply gentle pressure to the area to stop bleeding.
Next, you should apply a cold compress to help reduce swelling. Popsicles work well for smaller kids. Finally, if your child is in pain, give them acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Avoid aspirin as this can cause excessive bleeding.
Emergency Pediatric Dentist Near Me| Open Now
We understand that emergencies aren’t planned. The coronavirus pandemic has affected many things, but your child is still entitled to the best care.
That is why we are open now for emergency dental care for your children. We are prepared to handle urgent dental care and we accept most major insurances to help make sure your care is affordable. If your child has an emergency, contact Dr. Loretta Smith ASAP!