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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if my child knocks out a tooth?

Find the tooth and hold it by the crown. Try not to hold the root. If the tooth did not fall on the floor and did not get soiled, rinse under room temperature water. Do not attempt to rub or clean the tooth by any other means.

If it is a permanent tooth, you may try to reinsert the tooth back into its original position in the socket and have your child hold it in place with a clean cloth. If it is a baby or primary tooth, do not reinsert the tooth. If you cannot reinsert the permanent tooth, transport the tooth in a cup of milk, saliva, or water along with your child to a dentist immediately. Time is critical in trying to save the tooth. If this occurs late at night and you are unable to reach your dentist, follow the same instructions but go to your local hospital immediately.

My child broke out a piece of a tooth

Rinse any debris from the injured area with water. Try to locate the broken tooth fragment and also rinse with water. Place the broken piece in a cup of saliva or water and contact or visit a dentist as quickly as possible.

My child's lip, cheek, or tongue is bleeding or bruised

Apply ice to the bruised area. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean cloth. If the bleeding cannot be controlled after 15 minutes with simple pressure, take the child to a dentist or your local hospital immediately.

My child has broken braces and wires

If a broken appliance can be removed, take it out. If you cannot remove it, place a cotton ball or chewing gum over the area or wire causing discomfort. If there is continued discomfort, take your child to a dentist immediately. If the appliance is broken but not causing discomfort, the child usually does not need emergency treatment. Call your dentist for an appointment as soon as possible.

My child has two rows of teeth!

This is a concern of many parents and is our office’s #1 emergency visit. There are times when the permanent (adult) teeth erupt before the primary (baby) teeth exfolliate (fall out). The adult tooth mostly erupts behind the baby tooth, making it appear as a “double row” of teeth. The baby teeth fall out eventually in the majority of cases; however, you should present to the office if discomfort or sensitivity is noted.

Voted Best Dentist by
Westchester Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if my child knocks out a tooth?

Find the tooth and hold it by the crown. Try not to hold the root. If the tooth did not fall on the floor and did not get soiled, rinse under room temperature water. Do not attempt to rub or clean the tooth by any other means.

If it is a permanent tooth, you may try to reinsert the tooth back into its original position in the socket and have your child hold it in place with a clean cloth. If it is a baby or primary tooth, do not reinsert the tooth. If you cannot reinsert the permanent tooth, transport the tooth in a cup of milk, saliva, or water along with your child to a dentist immediately. Time is critical in trying to save the tooth. If this occurs late at night and you are unable to reach your dentist, follow the same instructions but go to your local hospital immediately.

My child broke out a piece of a tooth

Rinse any debris from the injured area with water. Try to locate the broken tooth fragment and also rinse with water. Place the broken piece in a cup of saliva or water and contact or visit a dentist as quickly as possible.

My child's lip, cheek, or tongue is bleeding or bruised

Apply ice to the bruised area. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean cloth. If the bleeding cannot be controlled after 15 minutes with simple pressure, take the child to a dentist or your local hospital immediately.

My child has broken braces and wires

If a broken appliance can be removed, take it out. If you cannot remove it, place a cotton ball or chewing gum over the area or wire causing discomfort. If there is continued discomfort, take your child to a dentist immediately. If the appliance is broken but not causing discomfort, the child usually does not need emergency treatment. Call your dentist for an appointment as soon as possible.

My child has two rows of teeth!

This is a concern of many parents and is our office’s #1 emergency visit. There are times when the permanent (adult) teeth erupt before the primary (baby) teeth exfolliate (fall out). The adult tooth mostly erupts behind the baby tooth, making it appear as a “double row” of teeth. The baby teeth fall out eventually in the majority of cases; however, you should present to the office if discomfort or sensitivity is noted.

Voted Best Dentist by
Westchester Magazine