Emergency Dental Information

If your child is experiencing pain, swelling, or trouble eating & drinking, contact our office for immediate care. We provide on call service 7 days a week. In addition, tips on trauma & mouth injuries are provided below:

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The American academy of pediatric dentistry has developed this brief guide to help parents and caregivers be prepared for the most common types of childhood tooth injuries.

What to do if...

A Baby Tooth
is Knocked Out

Contact us as soon as possible. Quick action can lessen a child’s discomfort and prevent infection.
Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
Spend time comforting your child rather than looking for the tooth. It's okay - baby teeth should not be replanted because of the potential to damage their developing permanent teeth.

A Permanent Tooth is Knocked Out

Find the tooth. Rinse it gently on cold water. Do not scrub it or use soap.
Replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you cannot put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in in a clean container, preferably with cold milk. If milk is not available, put it in a container with the child’s saliva, but not in water.
Take the child and the tooth to either our Pearl City or Kapolei office immediately or call our emergency number if it is after hours.

A Tooth is Chipped or Broken

Call us immediately. Fast action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment.
Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
If you can find the broken tooth fragment, please bring it with you - it's important.

An Activity Involving a Fall or Collision

Wear a mouth guard when activity involves a risk of falls, collisions, or contact with hard surfaces or equipment.
Pre-formed mouth guards can be purchased in sporting goods stores, or customized mouth guards can be made by our Pediatric Dentists.