What To Do When Your Child Has a Broken Tooth

smilingfamilyWe understand how important your children are to you and how frightening it can be when they are injured. That is why we are here to help you whenever a dental emergency arises. If your child has broken a tooth, follow these steps and we will be happy to assist you during the medical crisis and beyond.

The first thing you need to do is save the tooth. Rinse it off, without soap or any chemicals. Only touch the part of the tooth that is normally visible. Have the child rinse their mouth out gently with water and attempt to gently place the tooth back in place. It is imperative that you do not force it. If you cannot easily put it in place, put it in a glass of milk.

You should get a cold compress and place it against the face of the child. If the youngster is old enough, have them hold it. This will help to reduce the swelling. Additionally, it will numb the area, which is beneficial if your child is in pain.

Once you have done all of this, call our Milwaukee dental office immediately. We will see you and your child as soon as possible for this emergency. Depending upon your location and the seriousness of the break, we will provide you further information over the telephone. We personally assess each phone call to make certain we understand the condition of your child so that you receive the best treatment possible.

The members of our staff all understand how important it is to you for your child to receive prompt and friendly care during a dental emergency. That is why we strive to do everything possible to assist you in this endeavor. Call us whenever you have a dental crisis.