My Kids Are Energetic, What Should We Do When Something Happens to Our Teeth?

Emergency Care

Life is full of surprises – some better than others. We love it when our kids score the winning goal or when we get a promotion at work. It’s exciting, and the team at Northcutt Dental wants to hear about it! We also want to hear when a ball hits Lucy in the mouth and knocks out a tooth. In fact, we want to hear it right away!

Call our office and we will help you sort out what to do. In some instances, the best choice is to go to the emergency room, especially if you’re dealing with a trauma to the face or mouth.

Any location will see a patient
on record in an emergency.

Call your nearest Northcutt Dental location as soon as possible. Check out our blogs to learn more about how to cope with dental emergencies and how we can help you get through them.

Common injuries that should be treated at the hospital include:

  • Jaw fracture/dislocation
  • Deep lacerations to the soft tissues in the mouth or to the face
  • An abscess or infection that’s swollen and affecting breathing/swallowing

Other injuries are best treated by a dentist who knows your smile.

These types of dental emergencies include:

  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Toothache
  • Lost filling
  • Knocked out tooth

If you or your child lose a tooth here are a few tips that might actually save that tooth:

  • Find the lost tooth as quickly as possible.
  • Avoid any contact with the tooth roots.
  • Rinse the tooth carefully under slow-running water. Do not scrub.
  • Try to put the tooth back into the socket it came from. If that is not possible, place it under your tongue or in a small glass of milk.
  • Use sterile gauze pads to control any bleeding.

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