Dental trauma: Helping your child

Even after the initial dental trauma, your child will require some pediatric dental care. Follow these steps to treat ongoing pain, and swelling; as always please call our office if you have any ongoing concerns.

  1. Swelling: Ice should be applied during the first 24 hours to keep swelling down; if swelling should re-occur, call our office to make an appointment as soon as possible.
  2. Infection: Watch for infection in the area of the trauma. Call the office if you see any signs of infection.
  3. Diet: prepare soft foods for two or three days, or until your child feels comfortable eating normally again. Avoid sweets and foods that are extremely hot or cold.
  4. If antibiotics or pain medications were prescribed, be sure to follow the prescription as directed.