Emergency Pediatric Dental Care
Dental Buddies of Vero Beach provides emergency dental services in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-226-6888 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
We know that dental emergencies are stressful for parents and children, which is why we give all emergency situations immediate attention during our regular office hours. When you call our office for emergency dental care, we will make arrangements to see your child as soon as we are able.
If you experience a dental emergency outside of our normal office hours, give us a call and follow the instructions provided. One of our team members will return your call as soon as possible. In cases of serious or life threatening emergencies, call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room for treatment.
Below, you’ll find tips from the dental professionals at Dental Buddies on how to handle the most common dental emergencies.
Toothaches often occur when a small piece of food is lodged between two teeth. To check for this, have your child rinse their mouth with warm water, then help them gently floss around the affected tooth. If this doesn’t help or if the area around the tooth is warm to the touch, call our office for an appointment.
Lip, Gum, Cheek, or Tongue Cuts
The soft tissues in the mouth can bleed a great deal even when an injury is minor, so don’t panic! Use a clean cloth or sterile gauze to place pressure on the wound until it stops bleeding. Once bleeding is under control, use an ice pack to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding won’t stop, call your child’s physician or visit your local emergency room.
Knocked Out Baby Tooth
It may be possible to save a knocked out baby tooth. Please call our office as soon as possible so we can prepare for your arrival. Only hold the tooth by the “crown” (the portion that is usually visible above the gum line), never the root. Rinse the tooth gently with either cow’s milk or water. If you are able to push the tooth back into the socket, have your child bite down on a clean piece of gauze to hold it in place until you arrive at our office. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a small cup of milk or saliva and bring it with you to our office.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
With prompt action, you can save a knocked out permanent tooth. Only touch the crown of the tooth (the portion that is usually visible above the gum line), never the root; holding the crown, rinse the tooth gently with cow’s milk or water. Attempt to push the tooth back into the socket, if you can, and have your child bite down on a clean piece of gauze to hold it in place. If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a small cup of milk or saliva. Call our office right away and we will begin preparing for your arrival. Once the tooth is back in the socket, we can use splints to hold it in place until the gums reattach.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Have your child rinse with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. If you’re able to locate the piece of tooth that broke off, place it in a small cup of milk or saliva. Call our office to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
Call 772-226-6888 to schedule your appointment.