Emergency Pediatric Dentist

Emergency Pediatric Dentist Jacksonville, Orange Park, and St. Johns FL

We are your emergency pediatric dentist in St. Johns, Jacksonville or Orange Park, FL. If your child needs emergency pediatric dental treatment after hours, you can call our emergency number. We are always here to assist when your child's dental health is at risk. As pediatric dentists, we understand that accidents can happen, so we have provided tips on dealing with urgent dental situations. At Weaver & Stratton in St. Johns and Orange Park, we want your child to have the best dental care as possible, so we also provide pediatric dental FAQs.

You may want to display the tips listed below on your refrigerator or store it near your emergency phone numbers for easy reference.



Dental Emergency Tips

Bitten Lip or Tongue

If your child has bitten their lip or tongue severely enough to cause bleeding, clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce or avoid swelling. Give our emergency pediatric dentist a call to help determine how serious the bite is.

Object Caught In Teeth

If your child has something caught between their teeth, use dental floss to gently remove it. Never use a metal, plastic, or sharp tool to remove a stuck object. If you are unable to remove the item with dental floss, give us a call.

Broken, Chipped, or Fractured Tooth

If your child has chipped or broken a piece off of their tooth, have them rinse their mouth with warm water, then use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Call our emergency pediatric dentist in St. Johns, FL or Orange, Park, FL immediately.

Knocked Out Tooth

If your child's permanent tooth has been knocked out of their mouth, find the tooth and rinse it with water (no soap), taking care to only touch the crown of the tooth (the part you can see when it is in place). If you can, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place with a clean towel or cloth. If you can't return the tooth to its socket, place it in a clean container with milk. In either case, call our emergency pediatric dentist immediately and/or head to the hospital. If you act quickly, it is possible to save the tooth. Unfortunately, primary teeth are generally not re-implanted. If one of your child's primary teeth has been knocked out, you will want to schedule a visit to our practice so your dentist can ensure that there are no fragments of tooth remaining.

Toothache

If your child complains of a toothache, rinse their mouth with warm water and inspect their teeth to be sure there is nothing caught between them. If pain continues, use a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat or any kind of aspirin or topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the gums. Children's pain relievers may be taken orally. Schedule an appointment with our practice.

Broken Jaw

If you know or suspect your child has sustained a broken jaw, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Call our emergency number and/or head to the hospital immediately. In many cases, a broken jaw is the result of a blow to the head Severe blows to the head can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

Avoiding Injury to Your Child's Teeth

You can help your child avoid dental emergencies. Child-proof your house to avoid falls. Please keep electrical and extension cords away from children. Don't let your child chew on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods. Always use car seats for young children and require seatbelts for older children. And if your child plays contact sports, have them wear a mouthguard. Ask us about creating a custom-fitted mouthguard for your child. Finally, prevent toothaches with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to our office.

Emergency Pediatric Dentist Jacksonville and St. Johns FL (904) 264-5437