Though Jordan Landing Pediatric Dentistry does its best to prevent dental issues, sometimes accidents happen. We invite you to call our office at 801-280-9595 if your child experiences a dental emergency. Take the following steps should an accident occur:
Clean the affected tooth and use a saltwater rinse to remove food debris. Do not use aspirin for pain relief, but instead a child-safe Tylenol or acetaminophen.
Baby Tooth Loss
Apply pressure and gauze. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes, contact our office.
Adult Tooth Loss
For permanent teeth, it is important to recover the tooth itself and see Dr. Ryan Johansen as soon as possible. Rinse and take care not to touch the root or over-handle the tooth. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and keep in place with gauze. If this is not possible, submerge the tooth in water or milk.
Rinse out the mouth, collect any parts of the tooth, apply a cold facial compress and contact our office immediately.
Put ice or a cold compress on any bruises that appear and apply a clean gauze to bleeding areas. In the case of excessive or prolonged bleeding, have your child visit the emergency room, not our pediatric dentist, first.
Cold or Canker Sores
Most sores can be treated with over-the-counter treatments. If your child’s symptoms persist, reach out to our pediatric dentist for emergency dental care in West Jordan, Utah.