At Shoebox Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we understand that healthy dental hygiene starts young.
It is our goal to ensure your child has an enjoyable dental appointment. We provide amenities that help your child feel welcome, comfortable and entertained. Our staff has a caring and friendly demeanor and are understanding of a child’s fears and needs. In addition, we provide dental services that specifically address pediatric needs.
Emergency Dental Care
What do I do if my child loses a tooth?
In an emergency, contact our office right away. If your child loses a permanent tooth, try to keep it moist while you get to the dentist. You can try placing it back into the socket if that is not painful, or between the cheek and gums. If that is not possible, placing it in milk can significantly improve the chances of saving the tooth.
What do I do if my child cracks a tooth?
If your child cracks a tooth or bites his or her tongue or lip, rinse with warm water and apply a cold compress to reduce the swelling. For toothaches or objects stuck in the mouth or between teeth, gently floss to clean the area and remove any debris. Do not put aspirin on the teeth or gums, and never use a sharp object on teeth.
Having your child wear a mouthguard during physical activity will help protect his or her teeth. By encouraging your child to avoid chewing on tough foods like ice, popcorn kernels, or hard candy, you can greatly reduce the chances of him or her cracking a tooth. Combined with these preventive efforts and refraining from cutting or tearing objects with his or her teeth, you can minimize the risk of a dental emergency.