As every parent knows, children are prone to accidents, including dental accidents. In fact, 1/3 of children will experience some sort of dental trauma or emergency.
Do you know what to do when your keiki has a toothache or knocks out a tooth? In case of a dental emergency, make sure you…
Have your dentist on speed dial.
Keep your dentist in your contacts, learn if they have an emergency line and make note of their hours.
Have a back-up plan.
Is your primary dentist not available after-hours? Make sure to know a dentist who is. Use our provider search to locate one that’s nearest to you.
Familiarize yourself with common injuries.
Toothaches, tooth displacement and tooth avulsion (knocked out tooth) are all common dental injuries. Make sure you have a rudimental understanding of what to do for each injury, as some may not require urgent attention (i.e. toothache), while others may need to be attended to within hours (i.e. tooth avulsion)