Since Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph was established back in 1991, we have welcomed each and every patient into our practice as a part of our extended family. There is nothing more important to us than helping our patients to achieve optimal oral health by providing exceptional care and creating positive dental experiences in the process. We believe it is vitally important to be accessible to our patients and are the only pediatric dental practice in the area that has office hours five days a week. Through our commitment to accommodate busy schedules, we also offer weekend hours during the school year. We are the only pediatric dental practice in the area where you can immediately reach our dentists in case of a dental emergency. In addition to calling our office, our staff can also be reached through Google, Instagram or Facebook Messenger. When your child becomes a patient at Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, our commitment to providing exceptional is steadfast and continuous.
In the event of any dental emergency, do not hesitate to call Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph at 973-989-7970. Our commitment to your child’s oral care in the event of an emergency is paramount. Even after hours, our pediatric dentists will respond to your call.
Use the following first-aid tips in emergencies until you can be seen in our office:
If your child experiences a toothache, use salty warm water to remove food particles lodged between their teeth after carefully cleaning around the aching tooth. It is not advisable to use children’s aspirin on the gum or sore tooth. For temporary relief from pains, use acetaminophen. If your child is experiencing swelling of the face, place a compress on the swollen area. Call us to schedule an appointment if the pain does not subside after one day.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Place some ice on the injured area. If there is bleeding, use a clean cloth or sterilized gauze and gently but firmly apply some pressure to the area. This should stop the bleeding. However, if the bleeding continues beyond 15 minutes, this becomes an emergency, and you must visit a hospital immediately.
When there is a breakage of teeth, rinse the affected area thoroughly with warm water. Apply a cold compress on the face over the injured area. Gather the pieces of broken tooth and call our office immediately.
If Your Child Loses an Adult Tooth
Locate the tooth and be careful not to touch the root. Pick it up by the crown and rinse well. If you can, replace the tooth in its socket and immobilize it with some clean cloth or gauze, otherwise put it in a cup of water or milk. Call our office immediately.
Other Emergency Conditions:
Possible Broken Jaw
If you suspect your child’s jaw has been injured, use a tie, towel or any long piece of cloth and tie their mouth shut. Visit an emergency room immediately.
Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out
You can stop this type of bleeding by folding a piece of gauze into a lump and packing it tightly across the bleeding area. Make plans to see us at our office as quickly as possible if the bleeding persists.
Cold or Canker Sores
Several over-the-counter drugs, such as Tylenol and Motrin, should give your child relief from this situation. If your child is still uncomfortable, our pediatric dentists can use a laser to alleviate discomfort. The relief may be temporary, but it will last until you come to our office. If your child has had a dental emergency in Randolph, New Jersey, call our office at 973-989-7970 to get the help you need and meet with Dr. Mannella and our team.