If any of your child’s teeth gets knocked out, broken, chipped, cracked or loosened, contact our office at 480-830-5466, to see whether your child should come in right away. For more details about dental emergencies, go to the following sections.
Prompt action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. If the tooth is broken or chipped, we may request that you bring the tooth or fragment with you. Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root portion. You may rinse the tooth but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Placing the tooth or fragment in milk helps preserve it.