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DENTAL ACCIDENTS OR TRAUMA

 

What do I do if my child is in an accident?

If your child has an accident; please call our office as soon as possible.  We will see your child immediately.  If it is an after-hours emergency a pager number will be given on our voice mail.

 

The first 30 minutes after an accident are the most critical to treatment of a dental trauma.  If a permanent tooth is knocked out, gently rinse, but do not scrub the tooth under water.  Replace the tooth in the socket if possible.  If this is impossible, place the tooth in a glass of milk or a clean wet cloth and come to the office immediately.  If the tooth is fractured, please bring in any pieces that you can find.  Our Schedule may be delayed in order to accommodate an injured child.  Please accept our apologies in advance should an emergency occur during your child’s appointment.