Emergency Dentist Plano TX

Pediatric Emergency Dentist in Plano, The Colony, and Allen TX

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Call Plano Office Phone Number 972-820-2022 with any Dental Emergency question or to request an appointment.

What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out?

Contact our office at Plano Office Phone Number 972-820-2022 as soon as possible. The baby tooth should NOT be replanted because of the potential for subsequent damage to the developing permanent tooth.

What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out?

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Find the tooth and rinse it gently with cool water. Do NOT scrub or clean it with soap – use water only. If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva, or water. Get to the dental office immediately. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.

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What if a tooth is chipped or fractured?

Contact the office immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling if the lip also was injured. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water and bring it with you to the dental office.

What about a severe blow to the head or a jaw fracture?

You need immediate medical attention. A severe head injury can be life-threatening. Keep in mind that an emergency medical team might be able to reach you faster than you can get to the hospital.

What if my child has a toothache?

Call our Plano, TX office at Plano Office Phone Number 972-820-2022. To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with water. Over-the-counter children’s pain medication, dose according to your child’s weight and age, might ease the symptoms. You may apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth to the face in the area of the pain, but do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.

What if my child’s adult Teeth is coming Behind the Baby Teeth?

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This is a very common occurrence with children, usually the result of a lower, primary (baby) tooth not falling out when the permanent tooth is coming in. In most cases, if the child starts wiggling the baby tooth, it will usually fall out on its own within two months. If it doesn’t, then contact your pediatric dentist, where they can easily remove the tooth. The permanent tooth should then slide into the proper place.