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Orthodontics
Pediatric Dentistry
San Francisco
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm  •  Saturday By Appointment
Orthodontics 415.316.0829    Pediatric Dentistry 415.316.0830

Emergency Pediatric Dental Care
San Francisco CA

If you have never suffered a dental emergency, consider yourself lucky. If you should suffer one, however, you should know what to do. The actions you take immediately following the emergency could mean the difference between a minor repair and one that is very serious, resulting in permanent loss of your tooth or worse! At Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry - OPDSF in San Francisco, we want to ensure the safety of your children. If you feel that your child has suffered a serious injury, please call 911. Otherwise, we have provided helpful information below on how to handle a pediatric dental emergency.

The Knocked Out Tooth


The most crucial thing to remember about a knocked out tooth is how to preserve it, especially if you are dealing with a permanent tooth. The key is to keep it moist. Before you pick it up, however, make sure that you can do so from the top of the tooth, not the bottom as you could touch and damage the roots. If you can easily put the tooth back in the socket, do so. If not, place it in your mouth, between your cheek and gums. If that makes you uneasy, you can also store it in a glass of milk.

child with a broken or cracked tooth requiring emergency dentist

The Cracked Tooth


A cracked tooth is not as serious as a knocked out tooth, but it still requires an emergency dental visit. As soon as you are able, rinse your mouth out with warm water. You should rinse until you can no longer see blood. Once your mouth is clean, apply a clean, cold compress to the area to limit the amount of swelling that occurs as well as the amount of pain you suffer.

In either of these dental emergencies, you should call us and get to the dental office as soon as possible.

Questions About Pediatric Dental Emergencies?


Do you still have questions about a recent emergency your child has suffered? We are here to help! If it is a serious emergency, please call 911. Otherwise, call our San Francisco, CA office immediately at Orthodontics: (415) 316-0829 Pediatric Office: (415) 316-0830, so that we can urgently discuss your options.
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Orthodontics
801 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph 415.316.0829
Fax 415.681.8501

Pediatric Dentistry
823 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph 415.316.0830
Fax 415.661.8330

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