Janoff & Khatri

Dental Emergencies

Toothache:

Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child’s dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact our office at 941.484.2629 or our after hours number, 941.323.4338 immediately.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek:

Our practice now offers a new product (OraVerse™) that reverses the effects of local anesthesia. This new measure of comfort is for patients who dislike the lingering numbness that can last for 3-5 hours after leaving our office.To deliver superior care, we’re always finding better ways to ensure comfort and improve your child’s dental experience. OraVerse™ is the first and only product proven safe and effective in accelerating a return to normal sensation and function after a local anesthetic containing a vasoconstrictor has been used. Talk to Dr. Khatri about its indications for your child, and read about it online at www.OraVerse.com.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth:

If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You may rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth (beside the cheek). The patient must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth:

Our practice now offers a new product (OraVerse™) that reverses the effects of local anesthesia. This new measure of comfort is for patients who dislike the lingering numbness that can last for 3-5 hours after leaving our office.To deliver superior care, we’re always finding better ways to ensure comfort and improve your child’s dental experience. OraVerse™ is the first and only product proven safe and effective in accelerating a return to normal sensation and function after a local anesthetic containing a vasoconstrictor has been used. Talk to Dr. Khatri about its indications for your child, and read about it online at www.OraVerse.com.

Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth:

Contact our office immediately. Quick 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 possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.

Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth:

Contact your pediatric dentist, there is usually minimal treatment required, especially on young children. We will triage your case over the phone, typically asking you to send us a picture of the area, and give you guidance on how best to proceed.