Asheville
(828) 274-9220
  Asheville
(828) 274-9220
  Sylva
(828) 586-9333
  Sylva
(828) 586-9333
  Waynesville
(828) 454-9156
  Waynesville
(828) 454-9156
Great Beginnings Pediatric Dental

Great Beginnings Board Certified Pediatric Dentists

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dental

Great Beginnings Board Certified Pediatric Dentists

Emergency Pediatric Dental Care

 

In Case of Emergency

If your child needs emergency care right now, please call our office at:

 
Asheville
+1 (828) 274-9220
- or -
Waynesville
+1 (828) 454-9156
 
 

For more information about what to do in case of an emergency:

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root portion. You may rinse the tooth but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to reinsert it in its socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing milk. Primary or baby teeth are not generally replaced into the socket, however prompt care by the pediatric dentist is recommended.

Broken Tooth

Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention is necessary.

Broken Braces and Wires

If a broken appliance can be removed EASILY take it out, if it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze or soft chewing gum. If a wire is stuck in the gum, cheek or tongue, DO NOT remove it.  Take the your child to a pediatric dentist or orthodontist immediately.  Asymptomatic loose or broken appliances do not usually require emergency attention.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to the hospital emergency room.

Toothache

Clean the area of the affected tooth thoroughly.  Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge impacted food or debris.  DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on aching tooth.  If face is swollen, apply cold compresses.  Take your child to a pediatric dentist!

 

Additional Trauma Information & Documents

Dental Injury Timeline

Post Trauma Instructions

Wound Care Information

Wound Care
  1. Keep the wound moist and/or greasy with Vaseline.
  2. If the wound gets pus filled, then use an AAA ointment.
  3. Use soap and water to clean the wound and its surrounding area.
  4. Lubricate the wound at mealtimes and bedtimes and if possible keep covered at all times. Keep out of direct sunlight.
  5. Diet is very important during wound recovery. Eat high in protein and lots of fruits and vegetables. Also take a multivitamin.
  6. If you have or develop fever and swelling, call your pediatric dentist for an appointment. You might need an antibiotic prescription.
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