Have you ever heard a parent make that statement along the lines of, “I just turned my back for two seconds,” referring to their child getting into a bit of mischief? This is because – as you know – even if you watch your child like a hawk, accidents can still happen. Even if you make sure your little one brushes and flosses according to our guidelines, a tooth mishap is still a possibility. Because we understand that issues like a toothache or broken tooth tend to happen when it’s least convenient, we invite you to contact us for emergency dentistry when you need it. In the meantime, learn more with a fun quiz.
Dental Quiz: Emergency Dentistry
- True or False: Deciding whether you are dealing with a dental emergency is simple. If the dental issue is life threatening, it’s a true medical emergency. If not, you may contact us for emergency dentistry.
- True or False: If your child’s dental trauma shakes you up, it’s always a good idea to ask an available friend or loved one to drive you to our office.
- True or False: If your child breaks or dislodges a tooth, you should throw the pieces or tooth away because we will not be able to use tooth tissue once it leaves your child’s mouth.
- True. If your child’s life is in danger, call 911 or visit the ER. Otherwise, we will take care of the dental problem with an immediate visit.
- True. Remember to take a deep breath and remain calm – asking for assistance is a good choice since getting to our practice in one piece is essential.
- False. When you visit us for an emergency dentistry appointment, we urge you to collect and keep safe any tooth pieces (or full tooth) that you can find. Place tooth pieces in a plastic baggie or other sealed container. Place a dislodged tooth in an airtight container full of either milk or salt water.