Emergencies

During office hours we always accommodate emergencies the same day.

For after hours emergencies, we are on call 24/7

call 561-482-8000


For Toothaches: Have your child rinse their mouth with warm salt water. If possible, use dental floss to free any impacted food. You may give your child acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain, however if the pain persists you should contact your dentist. Do not place aspirin on the aching tooth - this is a old wives tale and will not help! If your child’s face is swollen, apply cold compresses and see your dentist as soon as possible.

For Knocked Out Baby Teeth: This is rarely an emergency and normally will not require treatment. Contact your pediatric dentist during regular business hours.

A Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth: Contact your pediatric dentist.

A Knocked Out Permanent Tooth: Locate the tooth to bring to your dentist. Don’t handle the tooth excessively, although you may rinse it off with water if necessary. Don’t touch the root of the tooth. If the tooth is not fractured, try to reinsert it in the socket. If reinsertion isn’t possible, bring the tooth to your dentist in a cup of milk. When saving a tooth, time is of the essence - see a pediatric dentist immediately!

A Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth: Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Have your child rinse their mouth with water. If necessary, apply cold compresses to your child’s face to reduce any swelling. Try to locate any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist. Immediate action on your part can possibly save the tooth and may reduce the need for extensive (and expensive) treatment!