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Dental Emergencies in Hurst,TX

Spend 10 minutes at a playground, and there's a good chance that you'll see a child running and falling.

Unfortunately, dental injuries are a part of life, but we are here to help.

If a dental injury occurs in conjunction with other medical or bone injuries, medical care should generally be prioritized over dental care. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if your child experiences any of the following:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion / disorientation
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Uncontrolled bleeding

For your reference, below are answers to some frequently asked dental trauma questions.

 

DENTAL EMERGENCY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some frequently asked questions on dental trauma. Don’t hesitate to contact us for help.

What should I do if a baby tooth is knocked out?
  • Try to locate the tooth to ensure that your child does not choke on it. Sometimes the tooth is pushed inside the gum and might not be immediately visible.
  • Call our office to schedule an appointment. In many cases, no treatment will be necessary – baby teeth are rarely reattached because of the risk of infection and damage to the permanent teeth – but it is important for your child to be examined to make sure there is no other damage.
What should I do if a permanent tooth is knocked out?
  • Make every effort to calm the child.
  • Locate the tooth. Pick the tooth up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root. Do not use soap or a scraper to clean the tooth.
  • Place the tooth into its socket. Have your child bite on gauze to hold the tooth in position.
    • If this is not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk. Do not store the tooth in water.
  • Seek emergency dental treatment immediately.
  • Time is critical. If you are far away from our office, seek dental care at a nearby pediatric dental office for immediate assistance.
What should I do if a tooth is cracked, fractured or wiggling?
  • If it is chipped or broken, there’s a good chance it can be repaired. Locate the fractured tooth piece and contact our office right away.

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