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Rinse your child’s mouth with warm salt water. If you notice any swelling, apply a cold compress directly to the affected area. Pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen may help to alleviate some of the pain.
Injury to Lips, Tongue or Cheeks
Applying a cold compress or ice to injured areas will help to control any swelling. If there is bleeding, apply direct pressure to the wound with a gauze or cloth. Finally, give your child Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for any discomfort but if the bleeding cannot be controlled call a pediatrician or visit the hospital emergency room.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Time is an essential factor if the nerve of the tooth is exposed because bacteria can enter the tooth’s pulp or nerve and cause an infection. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. In some cases, the broken piece can be reattached in the office. Give your child an appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.
Knocked out Permanent Tooth
At DenKids we accept most dental insurance plans, and we are in-network with most major dental insurances. If you have a dental benefit plan, please bring along your dental insurance card and current information with you at each of your child’s dental appointments. In addition to filing insurance forms for you, we gladly accept (credit cards?????). We are also pleased to offer CareCredit® patient financing, which provides low interest financing on your dental expenses. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you can have.