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Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies for Kids in Worthington OH



Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water to clean out debris. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped within the cavity (especially between teeth). If swelling is present, place cold compresses to the outside of the cheek (Do Not Use Heat). Do Not place aspirin on the gum tissue or an aching tooth. Take the individual to the dentist.

Orthodontic Problems (Braces & Retainers)

A. If a wire is causing irritation, cover the end of the wire with a small cotton ball or a piece of gauze and take the individual to the dentist.

B. If a wire is embedded in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, Do Not attempt to remove it. 

C. If there is a loose or broken appliance, take the individual and the piece to the dentist.

Broken Tooth

Try to clean dirt or debris from the injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses on the face next to the injured tooth to minimize swelling. Take the individual to our pediatric dental clinic in Worthington OH immediately.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a sterile or clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold compresses. If bleeding doesn’t stop readily or the bite is severe, take the individual to the dentist immediately.

Objects Wedged Between Teeth

Try to remove the object with dental floss. Guide the floss in carefully so as not to cut the gums. If unsuccessful, take the individual to see Dr. Thomas Becher. Do Not try to remove the object with sharp or pointed objects.

Possible Fractured jaw

If suspected, immobilize the jaw by any means (handkerchief, towel) and take the individual to an oral surgeon or hospital emergency room.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Gently rinse any loose dirt and debris from the tooth and immediately reposition the tooth in the socket. If unable to reposition the tooth, store tooth (1) in milk, (2) inside the patient’s cheek, or (3) as a last resort, in water. Take the individual to The Greatest Smiles on Earth immediately.

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As a pediatric specialist with formal postgraduate training in children’s dentistry, we offer complete dental services exclusively for children, including orthodontics. Our goal is to provide the highest quality dental care for your child in a comfortable and caring environment.


Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thu: 8am - 5pm
Fri,  Sat,  Sun: Closed

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55 Caren Ave, Suite 280
Worthington, OH 43085