Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontics in Pittsfield & Great Barrington, MA - Drs. Yarmosky, Yarmosky & Ballinger



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Pittsfield Office: (413) 499-4850

Great Great Barrington: (413) 528-4490

Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use dental floss to dislodge trapped food or debris. Do not place aspirin on the gum or the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply a cold compress. Take Tylenol, Advil or Motrin for pain and see us as soon as possible.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek:
Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding doesnít stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth:
Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion.  You may rinse the tooth but do not clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily.  Try to reinsert the tooth in its socket if possible. Have the child hold the tooth in place by biting on clean gauze or cloth.  If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport it in a cup containing cold milk.  (The milk must be kept cold.) Call the office immediately!  Time is a crucial factor in saving the tooth.

Broken Tooth:
Rinse dirt from the injured area with warm water. Place a cold compress over the face in the area of the injury. Locate and save any tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention is necessary.

Broken Braces and Wires:
If a broken appliance can be removed easily, take it out. If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze, or chewing gum. If a wire is stuck in the gums, cheeks, or tongue, do not remove it. Bring the child to our office immediately. Loose or broken wires that donít bother the child donít usually require emergency attention.


Possible Broken Jaw: If a fractured jaw is suspected, try to keep the jaws from moving by using a towel, tie, or handkerchief then take the child to the nearest emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out: Fold and pack clean gauze or cloth over the bleeding area. Have the child bite on the gauze for 15 minutes. This may be repeated once. If bleeding persists, call the office.

Cold or Canker Sores: Many children occasionally suffer from cold or canker sores. Usually over-the-counter preparations give relief. Because some serious diseases may begin as sores, it is important to have a dental evaluation if the condition persists.

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