Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry

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237 Millburn Ave Millburn, NJ 

Pediatric Dental Emergency MIllburn


We all hate to see our children in pain. If your child is suffering from a dental emergency, the Sweet Tooth Pediatric team is trained to help alleviate your child’s pain and manage the crisis.

When an emergency occurs, it’s essential to seek treatment for your child as soon as possible. A quick response can help Dr. Shah save the tooth, if possible, and reduce the risk of more extensive dental care right here in Millburn.

Pediatric dental emergencies can include:

  • Broken/cracked teeth from sports or play
  • Knocked out baby/permanent tooth 
  • A broken or dislocated tooth from a fall 
  • Severe toothaches that interfere with eating, speaking, or sleeping
  • Swelling in the mouth/cheek/face due to the affected tooth
  • Injury to the jaw
  • Dental abscesses
young boy with tooth ache

Help for Common Pediatric Dental Emergency

Below are a few common scenarios and what to do if they occur:

What if my Child Fractures or knocks out a Tooth?

If your child fractures a tooth, then gather any fragments you can find and store them in a clean container of milk or saliva of the child that lost the tooth. Never use water to transport a broken or knocked-out tooth. You must visit the dentist immediately to prevent infection and other complications brought on by chipped or knocked-out teeth. If the tooth is knocked out, only touch the crown of the tooth and not the root. The dentist will be able to repair your child’s tooth or fix it with a crown right here in Millburn.

What if my child has a Tongue, Cheek, or Lip Injury with Excessive Bleeding?

If your child experiences a cut on their tongue, cheek, or lip, bleeding can usually be stopped by applying clean gauze to the affected area. You can also apply ice to the site to help stop the bleed. If you cannot stop the bleeding, call our office or visit the emergency room. If your child has an open oral wound for a long period of time, they can be susceptible to infection.

What do I do for a Persistent Toothache?

If your child has a toothache, then have them rinse their mouth with warm water to ease the pain. If the pain persists for more than 24 hours, contact Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry. Persistent toothaches can indicate more serious problems that need to be observed by a dental professional.

If your child has a dental emergency, call our office today, and we can work to get you in to be seen right away.