If your child is experiencing a dental emergency please call the office (413)786-0077. If it is after hours or on the weekend there will be a number for you to call to speak with the on-call dentist.
Knocked out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root. Rinse the tooth carefully under lukewarm water, and do not scrub it. Reinsert the tooth into the socket, and hold it in place with gauze or a clean cloth. If the tooth cannot be replaced, place it in a cup of milk (or water) and call us immediately or head to the hospital. Time is of the essence, so act quickly to ensure the best possible outcome for the tooth.
Make sure to clean the teeth very well and do a warm salt water rinse. Try to dislodge any food particle or debris that might be stuck in or between teeth by rinsing vigorously and using dental floss. If the pain persists longer than a day, please contact us. For temporary relief, acetaminophen is recommended (follow instructions on the bottle for proper dosing for your child). If your child has a toothache and a facial swelling, apply a cold compress and please contact us.
Cut/Bitten Tongue or Lip
Apply pressure to the area with a damp clean cloth. If heavy bleeding persists longer than 15 minutes, visit your nearest emergency department.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Do a warm saltwater rinse and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Try to locate and save the tooth fragment that broke off. Call us immediately