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Care After Dental Trauma

  • If swelling should re-occur after a dental appointment, our dental office needs to see the patient as soon as possible. Ice and OTC ibuprofen should be administered during the first 24 hours to keep swelling to a minimum.
  • Watch for infection (gum boils) in the area of trauma. If an infection is noticed, call our dental office so the patient can be seen as soon as possible.
  • If your child ever fractures a tooth, gets a tooth knocked out, or has a tooth knocked loose, IT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY!. Contact us immediately.
  • If your child has any excessive bleeding to his/her lips, teeth, or mouth, IT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY! Contact us immediately.
  • Have your child maintain a soft diet for two to three days, or until they feel comfortable eating normally again.
  • Avoid sweets or foods that are extremely hot or cold.
  • If antibiotics or pain medicines are prescribed, be sure to follow the prescription as directed.

Please do not hesitate to call the dental office if there are any questions.