Dental Emergencies Part 3: Knocked Out & Missing Teeth

This is part 3 in a 4-part series during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check back each Monday in February for more information on what to do with toothaches and infections, broken teeth, and wounds on lips and tongues. The following instructions are to serve as a planning tool – it is still very important to call your dentist immediately for definitive instructions on how to handle a dental emergency. If…

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Dental Emergencies Part 2: Broken or Chipped Teeth

This is part 2 in a 4-part series during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check back each Monday in February for more information on what to do with toothaches and infections, knocked-out teeth, and lip and tongue wounds. The following instructions are to serve as a planning tool – it is still very important to call your dentist immediately for definitive instructions on how to handle a dental emergency. If…

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Dental Emergencies Part 1: Severe Toothache and Infection

This is part 1 in a 4-part series during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check back each Monday in February for more information on what to do with chipped and broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, and wounds on lips and tongues. Dental emergencies are very common in children and adolescents. Just like any first aid situation, knowledge, planning, and preparation are key to minimizing pain, discomfort and long-term damage. The most…

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