Tebo Dentistry for Kids provides help with dental emergencies in Lilburn, GA. Regardless of whether your child is suffering with a toothache, a missing tooth, or is having problems with their braces, we can help.
Orthodontic emergencies may cause a great deal of hassle for your child. Poking wires and loose brackets on braces can make it hard, if not impossible, to eat food and talk. Please get in touch with us right away if your child has issues with their braces.
Broken brackets are the most commonly encountered orthodontic emergencies we have at our office. Your son or daughter might have a broken bracket because of eating sticky or hard foods. If the bracket has broken totally free from the wire, remove it, find which tooth it is and call us up. When the bracket is broken at the center, put a bit of wax securely on the area. This will stop it from falling out in the little one's mouth.
Poking wires are actually a great sign. Extra wire at the back of the mouth area signifies that your teeth are straightening and the excess wire is slack. Put a ball of wax on the poking point of the wire and contact us. We are able to easily cut off the extra, irritating bit of wire.
Your son or daughter might also have irritated lips and cheeks from the braces. If this happens, be sure your child applies medicated lip balm on a regular basis to keep their lips moisturized. Put a little bit of wax on any brackets which are aggravating the inside of the child's cheeks. If the problem continues, call us.
If your child has a toothache, clean off the affected tooth or teeth and rinse his or her mouth with warm water. You should also use dental floss to get rid of any food particles that may be lodged between the teeth and causing pain. Do not use aspirin or heat on the tooth with the toothache or on swollen gums. If your child's face is swollen, call our pediatric dentist immediately and apply a cold compress to his or her mouth.
To prevent toothaches in children, be sure that they are brushing their teeth at least two times per day and are flossing regularly to prevent the build-up of plaque along the gumline. Also, make sure that your child is being seen by our pediatric dentist in Lilburn, GA at least two times per year for their routine dental checkups. During dental checkups is when our dental hygienists and pediatric dentists can catch dental cavities and other dental problems early on.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
If your child accidentally cut or bit their tongue, lip, or cheek, put ice on the injured area to help control swelling. If the injured area is bleeding, apply firm and gentle pressure to the wound with gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding doesn't slow down after about 15 minutes, take your child to the emergency room or contact your child's doctor immediately.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
If at all possible, try to find the permanent tooth. Pick it up and handle it only with the crown portion of the tooth and not by the root. Be sure to rinse the tooth off with water, but do not use any soap or scrubbing on it. Look the tooth over to see if there are any fractures, if not, place the permanent tooth back into the socket and have the child hold the tooth in place by biting down on a piece of clean gauze. If the permanent tooth cannot be put back into the socket, bring it to our pediatric dental office in Lilburn, GA by transporting it in a cup of your child's saliva or in some milk. You must see our pediatric dentist immediately to ensure that your child won't permanently be without the tooth.
Knocked Out Baby Tooth
Typically, losing a baby tooth is not an emergency. Bleeding is normal after a baby tooth is lost. Insert a clean gauze or cloth into your child's mouth and apply pressure to the lost tooth area for 15 minutes. If bleeding continues, repeat the process. Contact our pediatric dental office in Lilburn, GA during business hours if you have any questions or concerns.
Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth
Get in touch with our pediatric dental office in Lilburn, GA during business hours.
Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth
Be sure to contact our children's dental office in Lilburn, GA as soon as you can. Quick action can significantly help with saving the tooth and preventing infection. Make sure you rinse out your child's mouth and apply a cold compress to reduce any swelling that may occur. If at all possible, try to locate any broken tooth fragments and take them with you to our dental office when you make your appointment.
Severe Blow to the Head
Go to the emergency room immediately.
Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw
Try to not let your child move around too much. Keep his or her jaw in place until you can get to the nearest emergency room.