Emergencies happen!

Please call us at (843) 800-0361 for immediate assistance.

The American Association of Pediatric Dentists has published some emergency guidelines. You can read them here.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Find it and hold it by the crown of the tooth (the part that contacts food), not the root (the part that sits in the gum). Rinse it with water only. Never use soap and do not scrub the tooth. Replace the tooth in the socket. If you cannot re-insert the tooth then transport it in cold milk or the patient’s saliva. No matter what, time is critical to save the tooth. Get to a dentist quickly and safely.

Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw

Keep your child from moving his or her jaw. Then take your child to the nearest emergency room.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth

Once a baby tooth has been knocked out there is no chance to save it. A baby tooth does not need to be replanted as it could cause damage to the permanent tooth that is developing. Contact our office to determine if the patient needs to be seen immediately or follow up the next day.

Damaged Permanent or Baby Tooth (Chip or Fracture)

Depending on the extent of the injury this can be a small problem or a very sensitive tooth. Call us to discuss the extent of the injury so we can decide on an appropriate course of action.

Boy smiling, missing front tooth