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This page was published on Apr 9, 2014, edited on Feb 23, 2018 by Dr. Marina Krepkh (Pediatric Dentist) of Kids Dentistry Center

Immediate appointments for kids with dental emergency. Tooth injuries and accidents are common for children. Additionally, your child may experience painful dental conditions from their rapid growth that’s not necessarily due to an accident. Pain in the teeth or mouth can feel overwhelming to your children — and they may need immediate pediatric dentist attention.

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Same Day Appointments for Kids with Pain or Dental Emergency

Your child’s dental health is very important to us, and we offer same-day appointments for any patient in pain. Please contact us if your child has a dental emergency and we will make sure we fit in a visit on the same day. While you’re waiting, it can help to know how to deal with dental emergencies.


Make an appointment to come and see us as soon as possible, but in the meantime try to make your child feel more comfortable by rinsing out their mouth with water. You may want to apply a cold compress to help soothe the toothache. Don’t put aspirin directly on the tooth as it can burn the gums, and don’t apply heat.

Cuts to the Tongue, Lips or Cheeks

Use a clean piece of gauze or a cold damp towel or washcloth to apply firm but gentle pressure to any areas that are bleeding. Contact us so we can help determine the necessary treatment.

Knocked out Permanent Tooth

Retrieve the tooth, holding it by the top part of the tooth rather than the roots. Rinse the tooth clean but try not to touch the roots. If you can, reinsert the tooth into the socket and get your child to hold it in position with a clean finger, or have them bite down on a clean piece of gauze or a clean washcloth. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, put it in a small cup with some milk and come to our office immediately. It’s sometimes possible to save teeth that have been knocked out, but we have to act quickly.

Knocked out Baby Tooth

If your child knocks out a baby tooth then don’t try to reinsert it as it could damage the permanent tooth. Make an appointment so our dentist can assess the situation. If you can’t find the tooth, there’s a possibility it could still be in the gums, so contact our office for a same-day appointment.

Suspected Broken Jaw

If you think your child might have broken their jaw then you can apply a cold compress to help reduce swelling, but take your child straight to the emergency room. This is especially important if the break was as a result of a head injury.

Avoiding Dental Emergencies

Sometimes accidents are unavoidable but taking some simple precautions can help reduce this risk. If your child play sports then make sure they have a custom-made mouth guard to reduce the risk of injury. Don’t let them bite down on particularly hard foods or chew ice cubes.

Regular dental checks combined with good dental care at home help keep the risk of tooth decay and toothache as low as possible. You can always ask our pediatric dentist for more advice, or practical information on how to look after your child’s teeth at home.

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Dr. Krepkh is a best rated pediatric dentist in Brooklyn. Nationally recognized as 2016 America’s Top Pediatric Dentist. She is a leading kids and teens dentist sited in prominent media outlets. At Kids Best Dentist Brooklyn NYC, you’ll find compassionate pediatric dental care you can trust with your children’s teeth — from the cradle to college.
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Do you have any questions about Emergency Pediatric Care in Brooklyn, NY? Would like to schedule an appointment with nationally recognized, top pediatric emergency dentist in Brooklyn, Dr. Krepkh of Kids Dentistry Center, please contact our office for consultation with leading kids dentist.

Dr. Marina Krepkh
7708 4th Avenue 1st floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 491-5300

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