For Emergencies Please Call: 760-274-3897
Dr. A. Paul S. Bell, DDS understands that dental emergencies for children and teens don’t always happen when the office is open for business. We remain on call for emergency dentistry services for children when these situations arise. A quick response during a dental emergency can mean the difference between losing a tooth and being able to preserve it.
Common Emergency Dentistry Services for Kids
Here are some of the most common emergencies we see with children in our practice, and some tips on what you can do in each situation:
- Toothache: A toothache can be cause by many different health situations. Rinse the child’s mouth with warm water and try to gently floss around the tooth. If the toothache is accompanied by fever, swelling, pain or weakness, it could be a serious medical emergency. Contact Dr. Bell’s office right away in this situation.
- Knocked Out Tooth: If you can find the dislodged tooth, hold it by the crown and rinse it off with water. Don’t scrub it! Gently try to insert the tooth in its socket and hold it in place (if you can). If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk and bring it with you to the dentist as soon as possible.
- Broken Tooth: If a broken tooth is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a damp washcloth. Once the bleeding stops, use a cold compress to prevent swelling. Then, call our office immediately. Even if the cracked tooth is not painful, it can still be an emergency.
- Lost Filling/Broken Crown: Lost fillings or broken crowns should be replaced by the dentist as soon as possible, to prevent further problems from developing. You can use a temporary paste from a drug store or even a dab of toothpaste on a crown to hold it in place until Dr. Bell can work on it.
Accidents happen, so if you need emergency dentistry services for kids in the Victorville area, call our office immediately at 760-274-3897.