The Most Common Dental Emergencies

As careful as we are, any parent knows that accidents happen. That’s why it’s so important to know what to do when a dental emergency occurs. It could be mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth! These are a few of the most common dental emergencies that kids (and often adults) experience — and what you can do.
Common Dental Emergencies:
  • Tooth Ache
  • Broken Tooth
  • Knocked Out Tooth
  • Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out
  • Cut Cheek, Tongue or Lip
  • Broken Jaw
  • Canker Sore
  • Cold Sore
So, what do you do if your child experiences one of these dental emergencies? Here are a few steps to follow:
  1. Check for Bleeding – You will want to treat a dental injury just like you would a scraped knee. Check for any bleeding, apply pressure, and clean the wound if needed.
  2. Assess the Damage – Take a step back and assess the severity of your child’s injury. If an adult or permanent tooth has been knocked out, be careful not to touch the root, and place the tooth back in your child’s mouth.
  3. Give Us a Call – After you child experiences a dental emergency, you’ll want to schedule a visit to the dentist as soon as possible. It is important to consult a dentist even if the injuries aren’t severe, to make sure that the teeth haven’t been damaged or loosened.
In the event of a dental emergency, please call one of our offices below. During our hours, your child will be seen that day. We also have after hours with a doctor on call. You will speak to a doctor, not a call service.
Massapequa Park: 56-798-1111
Nesconset: 631-360-7337

West Islip: 631-661-7337