Emergency Pediatric Dental Care
In Case of Emergency
If your child needs emergency care right now, please call our office at:
Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry
+1 (910) 791-7380
Children are frequently subject to accidents. In order to accommodate an injured child, our schedule may be delayed. Please accept our apologies ahead of time should this happen during your child’s appointment.
For more information about what to do in case of an emergency:
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
If a permanent tooth is knocked out, rinse it gently, but DO NOT touch the root. If possible, reinsert the tooth in the socket. If this is not possible, keep the tooth moist (place in milk if possible) and call our office at (910) 791-7380 immediately. The first 30-60 minutes are critical to saving the tooth.
Knocked Out Baby Tooth
If a baby tooth is knocked out, do not replace it. Primary or baby teeth are not generally replaced into the socket, however prompt care by one of our pediatric dentists is recommended.
Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention by one of our pediatric dentists is necessary.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take your child to the hospital emergency room.
Clean the area of the affected tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge impacted food or debris. DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on aching tooth. If your child’s face is swollen, apply a cold compresses. Prompt care by one of our pediatric dentists is recommended!