Your child's urgent dental needs are our top priority.
What constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Generally speaking a toothache is not a dental emergency. Clean your child’s affected tooth and the surrounding area then rinse their mouth thoroughly with warm water.
If their face is swollen or swelling up, apply a cold compress and then contact our pediatric dentistry office in Staten Island immediately.
Chipped permanent tooth?
These can certainly constitute an emergency, especially depending on the size and location of the chipped tooth. Call our Staten Island pediatric dentist as soon as possible and we’ll let you know if your child needs immediate emergency dental care.
If at all possible try to collect the chipped piece(s) of the tooth and bring them in to your appointment. In the meantime, rinse your child’s mouth with water and apply a cold pack to control the swelling.
Knocked out permanent tooth?
If your child’s entire permanent tooth has come out then we have a full-blown emergency on our hands, and time is of the essence. Call our pediatric dentist in Staten Island immediately.
It’s important to try and stay calm in these situations. Attempt to locate the tooth and store it in a cup of cold milk, being careful not to handle the root of the tooth. Be sure to bring the tooth along with you to our office.
What about baby teeth?
Give us a call and we’ll discuss the details of your child’s situation. Usually though, issues with baby teeth aren’t considered a dental emergency.