Little Emergencies, Big Solutions: A Parent’s Guide to Handling Dental Emergencies in Children

Little Emergencies, Big Solutions: A Parent’s Guide to Handling Dental Emergencies in Children

At We Little, India’s first preventive pediatric dentistry, we know accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. A dental emergency involving your child can be a scary experience, but with the right knowledge and quick action, you can minimize damage and ensure your child receives proper treatment. Here’s a guide to some common dental emergencies in children and what to do:

Knocked-Out Tooth:

  • Stay Calm and Locate the Tooth: First things first, take a deep breath and comfort your child. Locate the tooth carefully.
  • Time is Crucial (For Permanent Teeth): If it’s a permanent tooth, time is of the essence. Do not force it back into the socket! If possible, gently rinse the tooth with milk (not water!).
  • Preserving the Tooth: The goal is to keep the tooth moist. Place it in a small container filled with milk or your child’s saliva.
  • Seek Immediate Dental Care: Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. We at We Little, the best pediatric dentistry in India, prioritize emergency appointments for knocked-out teeth to maximize the chances of saving the tooth.


  • Soothe the Discomfort: Gently rinse your child’s mouth with warm salt water. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the cheek near the affected tooth.
  • Over-the-Counter Pain Relief (With Caution): You can administer age-appropriate over-the-counter pain medication after consulting your pediatrician.
  • Schedule a Dental Appointment: Don’t ignore a toothache. Contact your pediatric dentist to schedule an appointment to identify the cause of the pain and recommend the best course of treatment.

Chipped or Cracked Tooth:

  • Minimize Further Damage: If possible, locate any broken pieces of the tooth.
  • Reduce Discomfort: Rinse your child’s mouth with warm salt water. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the cheek to reduce swelling.
  • Schedule a Dental Appointment: A chipped or cracked tooth can expose the inner pulp to bacteria. Your pediatric dentist can assess the damage and recommend the appropriate treatment, such as a filling, root canal treatment or dental crown.

Bleeding in the Mouth:

  • Apply Gentle Pressure: Apply gentle pressure with a clean gauze pad to the bleeding area.
  • Monitor the Situation: If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes, contact your pediatric dentist or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
  • Schedule a Follow-Up Appointment: Even if the bleeding stops, it’s important to schedule a dental appointment to determine the cause of the bleeding and address any underlying issues.

Remember: When faced with a dental emergency, staying calm and taking quick action is key.

Prevention is Always Best:

While we’re here for emergencies, prevention is our ultimate goal. Regular dental checkups at We Little, coupled with good oral hygiene habits at home, can significantly reduce the risk of dental emergencies.

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