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Emergency Care

You can’t plan when an emergency is going to happen, but Bellaire Kids Dental has a plan to help you when one occurs.  

During regular office hours, emergency appointments are scheduled to provide immediate care and to help keep your child comfortable.  Contact our office at (832) 409-7168.

If your child experiences a true dental emergency such as trauma, facial swelling or pain that is preventing him from eating or sleeping, and it is after hours, you may visit ER in downtown Memorial Hermann Children Hospital located 6411 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030.

Dental emergencies do happen, and it is important that you know how to handle them when the situation arises.  Our emergency information will instruct you on how to provide immediate care for common dental emergencies.

 

Toothache

Discomfort in the gums could often be confused as tooth pain.  Clean the affected are and rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, call our office. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and call our office immediately.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. You can also try a ziplock back with crushed ice or a bag of frozen peas.  If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. Call our office if the bleeding is no controlled easily with pressure.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

If possible, find the tooth and inspect it for fractures.  If the tooth is sound rinse it gently with water (NO soap) remembering to hold the dislocated tooth by the crown-not the root.  Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place it in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth (beside the cheek). Take your child (with the tooth) to be seen immediately!

Knocked Out BabyTooth

This is not usually an emergency, and in most cases, no treatment is necessary.  We do encourage you to bring the patient during normal business hours to be evaluated. 

Chipped or Fractured Tooth

For both primary and permanent teeth, the size and location of the lesion will determine what treatment is necessary.  It the nerve (pulp) is exposed, a pulpectomy and a crown (primary tooth) or a root canal (permanent tooth) may be needed.  Otherwise, we can repair the fracture with tooth colored bonding. For a permanent tooth a crown or veneer may also be needed after the age of 16. Ibuprofen appropriate for the child’s age and weight may be taken to help keep the swelling down. 

Severe Blow to the Head

Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.

Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw

Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.