Got a Dental Emergency?
Our dental team are parents too, so we understand that accidents can happen anytime. We know you need someone you can turn to when your child has a bad toothache or has knocked out a tooth.
Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry…Check out our homepage… is here when your child faces a dental emergency or their oral health is at risk.
If you need emergency dentistry, then please call us immediately at 904-584-9004…Click to call our office….
Explore how our pediatric dentists in the Jacksonville area can help with common dental problems.
Learn how to deal with the following common dental health situations:
- Knocked-Out Tooth
If your child knocks out a tooth, pick up the tooth by the crown and gently rinse it under cold water to remove any debris. Then reposition the tooth back into its socket.
If you can’t do this, place the tooth in milk, saline, or saliva (just not water!), and call our office immediately.…Click to call…
If your child complains of a toothache, rinse their mouth with warm water and inspect the teeth to be sure there is nothing caught between them.
If pain continues, use a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat, aspirin, or any kind of topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the gums. Children’s pain relievers, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, may be taken orally.
- Bitten or Cut Lip
If your child has a bitten lip or tongue severe enough to cause bleeding, clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce or avoid swelling. Give us a call…Click to call… to help determine how serious the bite is.
- Possible Broken Jaw
If a fractured jaw is suspected, try to keep the jaws from moving by using a towel or handkerchief, then take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- Avoiding Injury
You can help your child avoid dental emergencies by taking some precautions:
- Child-proof your house to prevent falls.
- Don’t let your child chew on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods.
- If your child plays contact sports, have them wear a mouthguard. Ask us about creating a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard for your child.
Finally, prevent toothaches with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to our office.
Absolutely hands down the best pediatric dentist! We had our first appointment with Dr. Bright, and he was absolutely amazing with both my kids, but especially my daughter. She overcame her fear and pushed through her appointment after he explained everything he was doing. He took time with her and was patient with her. Sara, his assistant, was beyond amazing with her as well. All around amazing staff. I am grateful to have found this office.
Miranda M., Facebook Review