South Shore Children's Dentistry

Hello again, Hingham, MA families. We are so proud to have you as our patient (or potential patient). Thank you for reading our blog! Today we are going to talk about what to do in the event of a pediatric dental emergency.
In a pediatric dental emergency, it’s important to remain calm and take appropriate action to ensure the child’s well-being. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Assess the situation: Determine the severity of the dental emergency. Common pediatric dental emergencies include knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, severe toothache, and injuries to the gums, lips, or tongue.

  2. Stay calm and reassure the child: Children may be frightened or in pain during a dental emergency. Offer comfort and reassurance to help keep them calm.

  3.  Contact a dentist: South Shore Children’s Dentistry is conveniently located just outside of Hingham, MA and we are on call 24/7 for our registered patients when it comes to a dental emergency. So call us as soon as possible to explain the situation and seek guidance.

  4. Control bleeding: If there is bleeding from the mouth due to an injury, use a clean cloth or gauze to apply gentle pressure to the affected area. This can help control the bleeding until you can see a dentist.

  5. Handle a knocked-out tooth: If a permanent tooth has been completely knocked out, handle it carefully by the crown (the chewing surface) and avoid touching the root. Rinse the tooth gently with water if it’s dirty, but do not scrub it. Try to reinsert the tooth back into the socket, making sure it’s facing the right way. If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saliva and bring it to the dentist immediately.

    Stay well Hingham! But now you will know what to do in the event of a dental emergency!