We’re here for you when you need us! If your child has a dental emergency or urgent need, contact the office and we’ll get them in for an appointment ASAP.
Emergency Pediatric Dentistry in Missouri City
If your child experiences a dental emergency, give our office a call at (281) 778-4008. We’ll get them in for a visit and out of pain as quickly as possible. If it’s after hours, please follow the prompts on our voicemail and a team member will get in touch. In the meantime, check out our tips below for handling some common dental emergencies.
Common Dental Emergencies in Kids
Carefully clean the area of the affected tooth. Have your child rinse their mouth thoroughly with warm water. You can also try using dental floss to dislodge any food that could be stuck. If the pain continues, contact The Beach House Pediatric Dentistry. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If your child’s face is swollen, use cold compresses and contact us immediately.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You can rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean it with soap or scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Look for any fractures. If there aren’t any and the tooth is sound, gently try to reinsert it into your child’s socket. Have your child bite on gauze to hold the tooth in place.
If you can’t reinsert the tooth, bring it to our office in a cup containing milk or your child’s saliva. If your child is old enough, you can also have them carry the tooth in their mouth (beside the cheek). It’s important to see a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Severe Blow to the Head
Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.
Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw
Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Apply ice to the injured areas to help control swelling. If there’s bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with gauze or a cloth. If you can’t control the bleeding with simple pressure, call your child’s pediatrician or visit the emergency room.
Knocked Out Baby Tooth
Contact your Missouri City, TX pediatric dentist during business hours. This isn’t usually an emergency, and, in most cases, no treatment is necessary.
Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth
Contact us right away. Getting dental care quickly can save the tooth and prevent infection, while also helping your child avoid the need for more extensive dental treatment. Have your child rinse their mouth with water and hold a cold compress on their cheek in the affected area to reduce swelling. If possible, find and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the appointment.
Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth
Call our office and let us know. Dr. Parker will determine whether immediate treatment is needed or not. Ask your child to rinse their mouth with water and use cold compresses to reduce any swelling.