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Tooth Ache

In the event your child has a toothache, you may give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the discomfort. Do not put aspirin on the sore area as this can cause additional problems. Please see us as soon as possible, and should your child have any facial swelling he/she needs to be seen immediately.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure, or continues longer than 15 minutes, please go to the nearest emergency room.

Broken Tooth

Recover any of the broken tooth fragments. Rinse the area with warm water, and apply a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Please seek immediate dental attention.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

First of all, try to remain calm. If possible, find the tooth and hold it by the crown (top) rather than the root. Place the tooth in a clean container with milk, saline/contact solution, or Hank’s Balanced Solution if available. Call the office immediately for treatment, as time is essential. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze, and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes. If the bleeding continues, please contact us.

Children’s Dentistry of Richmond

  • Children’s Dentistry of Richmond - 4025 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23223 Phone: (804) 321-6800 Fax: 804.321.8800

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