Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Knocked-Out Baby Tooth

We do not recommend reattaching a knocked-out baby tooth because of the risk of infection. We will examine the area and make sure there is no damage.

Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth

Slide the tooth back into its socket after cleaning it with water, if grossly contaminated, while refraining from touching the root. If that is not possible, place it in a container with cold milk and contact us immediately. A tooth has the best chance of being saved when treated within 20 min of injury.


Rinse with warm water and floss gently to dislodge any trapped particles. Never apply aspirin to the affected area. If your child’s face is swollen, cold compresses can help. Make sure to contact us immediately

Cracked or Fractured Tooth

Chipped or fractured teeth have a good chance of being repaired. Locate any tooth fragments and contact us right away..


An abscess can cause fever, pain, or a pimple-like swelling on the gums. Call us right away because if the infection is left untreated, it can potentially spread to other areas of the body.

Tongue, Lip, or Cheek Injury

Place ice on the area to help reduce any swelling. If bleeding is present, apply light but firm pressure. Contact us immediately for urgent care.

Call the Office to Reach Dr. Renee

If you are an existing patient and your child has a dental emergency, please give us a call or take your child to the nearest Emergency Room.

Office: (210) 201-2877