If your child’s face is swollen contact us immediately on 091 565 181 for an emergency appointment.
Clean area gently; rinsing with warm water may help to dislodge any impacted food. It is best for your child to eat on the other side of their mouth until you can come to see us (ASAP). Your usual sugar-free pain relief may also help (e.g. Calpol, Nurofen).
It is best to contact us for advice in these cases. In some instances the dentist will recommend your child is seen immediately, in other cases it won’t be as urgent. However, it is best to get the dentist to check any traumatic injury to the teeth as soon as possible. Call us here in Galway on 091 565 181 for an emergency appointment.
We would strongly advise that parents avail of 24 hour school insurance for their children. The fee is very reasonable and provides good cover for dental injuries.
If a baby tooth is knocked out do not try and put it back. If you do try and put it back you may accidentally damage the adult tooth that is developing in the gum. It is always a good idea to ring us on 091 565 181 for advice and to organise for your child to be seen as soon as possible.
Contact us immediately on 091 565 181
Unlike baby teeth, if a permanent tooth is knocked out it should be replaced in the socket immediately. Once replaced correctly, have the child hold the tooth in place by biting on gauze / soft cloth; see us immediately. The longer the tooth is out of the mouth, the lower the chance of long-term survival. If you are unable to put the tooth back, place it into milk and see us in our dedicated children’s dental practice here in Galway as soon as possible.
Note: Do not clean the tooth with soap or handle the root unnecessarily.
Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure – call a doctor or visit the hospital emergency room.
Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.
Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.