Preparing Parents for Common Dental Emergencies

Preparing Parents for Common Dental Emergencies
Posted on 08/15/2018

 

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Kids play rough, and while there is nothing wrong with that, rough play often leads to minor injuries, some of which can involve your child's teeth. You can minimize the chance that your child will lose or fracture a tooth by ensuring that he or she has proper mouth gear before playing contact sports. If your child does lose or break a tooth, the tooth may be salvageable. However, it is imperative that you get the child and the tooth to the kids' dentist in Amarillo ASAP. Before you take your child to our pediatric dental office, place the tooth or tooth fragments in a baggie filled with milk or saliva. Setting the tooth in one of these two liquids will help keep the tooth alive and increase the chances that we can put it back in. 

 

Preparing for Fractures and Tooth Loss

Kids play rough, and while there is nothing wrong with that, rough play often leads to minor injuries, some of which can involve your child's teeth. You can minimize the chance that your child will lose or fracture a tooth by ensuring that he or she has proper mouth gear before playing contact sports. If your child does lose or break a tooth, the tooth may be salvageable. However, it is imperative that you get the child and the tooth to the kids' dentist in Amarillo ASAP. Before you take your child to our pediatric dental office, place the tooth or tooth fragments in a baggie filled with milk or saliva. Setting the tooth in one of these two liquids will help keep the tooth alive and increase the chances that we can put it back in. 


Preparing for Toothache

A chronic toothache is often the result of poor hygiene habits. You can prevent a toothache by ensuring that your child maintains a good oral hygiene routine and visits the dentist once every six months for regular cleanings. You should also make sure that your child drinks plenty of water, as dry mouth is a contributing cause of tooth decay. If your child does come down with a toothache, a temporary remedy is a warm compress and an appropriate dosage of pain medication. Make sure to set an appointment at our office as soon as possible so Dr. Metcalf can assess the issue and help remedy it.


Your Go-To Choice for Dental Emergencies in Amarillo

Dr. Billy Metcalf and our team at Children's Dentistry of Amarillo are equipped to handle many emergency dental situations swiftly and compassionately. From chronic toothaches to knocked out permanent teeth, our team has the skills and training necessary to tackle any number of emergency situations involving the smile. You can help your little one prepare for common dental emergencies by keeping our number on speed dial. If your child does need emergency dental care, call our office at 806-351-0008 or contact us online