Dental Emergency?

In Case of an Emergency Please Dial:

(636) 537-3600

and we will provide a contact number for the dentist on call.

For the following dental emergencies, call Dr. Wolff’s office:

  • What to do if child’s baby tooth is knocked out?
    • Find the tooth if possible and bring it with you to your dental appointment. See Dr. Wolff as soon as possible. In general, a primary tooth cannot be replanted in the socket.
  • What to do if child’s adult tooth is knocked out?
    • If you are able to locate the tooth rinse it gently in cool water and avoid holding the tooth by the root. If possible, put the tooth back in its socket and hold it in with gauze. If not, keep the tooth in a small container of milk or water. The tooth needs to be replanted and stabilized by a health care professional as soon as possible.
  • What to do if a child has chipped a tooth?
    • Try to find the chipped piece, keep it in some milk or water and bring it with you to your appointment. Additionally, you can apply a cold compress if swelling is present. Call Dr. Wolff as soon as possible.
  • What to do if a child has a toothache?
    • Look at the area of discomfort and try to discern the source of the pain. Call Dr. Wolff as soon as possible.
  • How to prevent dental injuries?
    • Many dental injuries occur while participating in sports. Wearing a mouth guard can help to prevent some of these injuries. For overall oral health, schedule visits to the dentist every 6 months to make sure your children’s teeth are healthy and erupting appropriately. Advise the dentist of your child’s activities and sports so you can get proper advice and guidance on how to avoid dental injuries.

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