Children’s Dental Emergencies
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(03) 5278 2666
124 Sparks Rd, Norlane, VIC 3214
At Norlane Dental Surgery, we understand that many children are scared to go to the dentist. Our goal is to make our young patients feel safe and relaxed during their visit.
If you have a feeling that your child is suffering from toothache or other dental emergencies, please contact your Norlane dentist to schedule treatment as soon as possible.
But how do you identify a dental emergency? What do you do to handle a dental emergency until your child gets to the dentist?
Is it a dental emergency?
If you are unsure of what an exact dental emergency is, answer the following questions:
- Is the child bleeding through the mouth?
- Is the child in severe pain?
- Are there any avulsed teeth?
- Is there any swelling in the mouth?
- Is there any inflammation on the gums?
Read on to discover more about the most common children’s dental emergencies and how to manage them at home.
Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater. This helps alleviate pain and relieve tenderness. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and painful twinges.
Clear the mouth of food debris. Do not give aspirin to your child. This can only cause additional complication. Most importantly, see your dentist immediately.
Broken, chipped or cracked tooth
Wash your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater and apply an ice pack to his/her face, against the affected area. Go to your Norlane dentist right away.
Dislodged or knocked-out tooth
If your child’s tooth loosens because of trauma, call your Norlane dentist immediately. While waiting to go to your dentist, rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm saltwater. Do not try to return a temporary tooth to its socket. It may affect the growth of the tooth under the gums.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Wipe the area with clean, wet gauze and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If there’s bleeding, apply light pressure on the affected area for 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.
Children’s Dental Emergency Management at Norlane Dental Surgery
If your child has a dental emergency, please call your Norlane dentist as soon as possible. We will make sure to accommodate your child and provide an immediate solution.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEDULE
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For any dental emergency in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or visit us at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should my child see a paediatric dentist?
Are baby teeth really important to my child?
When should we start using toothpaste, and how much should we use?
As soon as baby teeth erupt, parents should use a very tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste to brush them two times a day, using a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush.
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