Toothaches can be very difficult to cope with. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, greater than 51 million hours of school are missed each year due to dental related illness. It can affect the level of concentration in children and also affect their overall health.
If your child is having consistent toothaches, follow these steps:
- Check the mouth for any swellings or sores
- Call the office to make an appointment.
- Gently brush and floss the area if you feel there may be food stuck
- Give medication you normally would give your child for pain (ie: Tylenol, motrin)
If you notice facial swelling, redness and or fever not related to a cold, call the office immediately or go the nearest hospital.
Injuries to the mouth can be very alarming for parents and it may be baffling to figure out what to do during such critical moments. As board certified pediatric dentists, Dr. Hannah and Dr. Vivian are trained specifically in the management of dental trauma for children of all ages. Let the doctors at Sweet Home Pediatric Dentistry guide you through the steps to dental rehabilitation.
Accidents don’t happen just between 9am to 5pm. It can happen anytime. If that time happens to be after hours, Sweet Home Pediatric Dentistry is still here for you. An after-hour emergency phone number will be provided when you call the office. Call the emergency number and leave a message clearly stating the child’s name and phone number and the doctor will call you back as soon as possible.
7851 Commonwealth Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm
From your child’s first dental visit to all their dental needs,
Sweet Home Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
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