Emergency Treatment

Castle Rock Kids’ Dentistry is prepared to help manage your dental emergencies anytime and any day of the week.  Please call our office at 303-814-1335. If this is a life threatening emergency call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Toothache

  • First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water.
  • Use dental floss to dislodge impacted food or debris.
  • Give the child over-the-counter pain medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen based on your child’s weight to ease symptoms.
  • Place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen and contact a dentist as soon as possible.

Cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek

  • Apply firm, but gentle pressure with a clean cloth.
  • Ice may be applied to the affected area to reduce swelling.
  • If bleeding does not stop within 15 minutes, contact your pediatric dentist or visit the nearest emergency room.
  • Give the child over-the-counter pain medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen based on your child’s weight to ease symptoms.

Knocked out permanent tooth

  • Locate the tooth.
  • Handle it by the crown rather than the root.
  • If it is dirty, gently rinse the tooth and reinsert it into the socket if possible.
  • If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place it in milk or saliva and seek immediate dental treatment.

Knocked out baby tooth

  • Do not reinsert the baby tooth because this could cause damage to the developing permanent tooth.
  • Give the child over-the-counter pain medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen based on your child’s weight to ease symptoms.
  • Contact a dentist as soon as possible.

Chipped or fractured tooth

  • Contact your pediatric dentist.
  • Early treatment may save a tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive treatment later.
  • If you can find the broken fragment, place it in cold milk or water and bring it with you to the dental office.