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Dental Emergencies

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Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies in children can arise for a number of reasons. Recognizing the fact that children have active lifestyles, means there is always a chance an accident involving a hit or blow to the mouth or teeth can occur. These traumatic injuries can happen at home, in the playground, or on the playing field.

Whatever the dental emergency may be, prompt and effective care is required to alleviate a child’s discomfort and to prevent more serious consequences to their oral health and overall well-being. At Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics our dentists are trained in all facets of dental care for children and are well-equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies. They provide skilled and compassionate care, helping children to feel comfortable and safe while restoring their oral health and function.

When to Seek Emergency Dental Care

Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics can help your child if they have a dental emergency. Here are some tips for dealing with emergency dental situations.The following will help you determine what is an emergency:

Loose Tooth

If your child is uncomfortable with a loose tooth your dentist may be able to remove it . Make an appointment with Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

The Crown and Loop devices consist of a crown that is placed on one tooth and a loop made from stainless steel wire. The loop is placed on either side of the gap, and presses against it. The crown can be removed once the permanent tooth has grown properly.

Object Caught in Teeth

Use dental floss to gently clean anything stuck between your child’s teeth. To remove stuck objects, you should not use any metal, plastic, or other sharp tools. Call your pediatric dentist at Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics if you’re unable to remove the item using dental floss.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If your child has lost a permanent tooth, rinse it with warm water. Put the tooth in a clean container and add milk. Call Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics immediately or go to the hospital. It is possible to save a tooth if you act quickly.

Broken, Chipped, or Damaged Tooth

Your child may have broken or chipped a part of a tooth. Try to find the tooth fragment. Rinse their mouth with warm water and to reduce swelling put a cold compress on the area. Contact Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics immediately.


If your child has a toothache, rinse their mouth with warm water. Inspect their teeth to make sure nothing is stuck or caught. Use a cold compress to relieve the pain. Avoid applying heat, any type of aspirin, or topical pain relief to the affected area. This can cause gum damage. Call Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to make an appointment right away.

Broken Jaw

Use a cold compress to reduce swelling if your child has broken their jaw. Contact Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics’s emergency number immediately and/or go to the hospital. A lot of times, a blow to the head can cause a broken jaw. Head injuries can cause serious injuries and may be life-threatening.

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Dentist in Park Ridge

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Crystal Lake
690 N IL Route 31
Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Buffalo Grove
195 N Arlington Heights Rd
Suite 150
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
1521 Waukegan Rd
Glenview, IL 60025
Park Ridge
950 N Northwest Highway
Suite 102
Park Ridge, IL 60068
3500 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657