If you have an emergency after hours, call (843) 818-KIDS (5437) and leave a message on our emergency voicemail. Please speak clearly and leave the best number to reach you. Our on-call team member will contact you as soon as possible.
Contact the dentist immediately. Do not re-insert the tooth into its socket as this can damage the developing permanent tooth. This injury often happens between 7-9 years old, when the bone surrounding the tooth is still soft and resilient. This means there is less of a chance of a bone fracture around the tooth. Your dentist should then see your child to check and verify that everything else is fine.
Stay calm - many dental injuries take place between 18 and 40 months of age. Seek dental care immediately. In most cases x-rays will be necessary to rule out serious injury to the teeth or jaw. Help reduce the risk of dental injuries by using a sports mouth guard, protective athletic gear, and child proof your home. Prohibit rough play or running in confined or slippery spaces. Make sure kids are properly strapped into their booster, car seat or seat belt.