Pediatric Dental Emergencies

*My child is experiencing dental pain. What should I do?
Give us a call! We are here to help. If you see any visible swelling call our office immediately. You should also contact the office if your child has bumped, chipped or broken a tooth.


*My child fell and bumped their tooth. What should I do?
A simple bang to the tooth, also known as subluxation or concussion, can happen when a child either falls or is hit by an object. There may be some bleeding and the tooth may have some movement to it. Over time an injury like this will heal but it is important to have it checked out by Dr. Aimee.


*My child chipped or fractured a tooth. What should I do?
Please try to locate the fragment, place it in a glass of milk and bring the child and the glass to the office as soon as possible.

If your child has knocked out, or avulsed, a baby tooth unfortunately it cannot be put back in.

If your child has knocked out, or avulsed, a permanent tooth please locate the tooth, place it back in the socket or in the mouth (inside the lip or cheek) or in milk (NEVER WATER) and bring the child and the glass to the office as soon as possible, ideally within an hour.

*My child has a dental abscess/infection. What should I do?
Please call the office to schedule an appointment to be seen. In the meantime it may be necessary to start antibiotics or go to urgent care if there is swelling.


Have an emergency?
Call us!


We at Oceans Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry aim to be exceptionally caring while providing exceptional care. The Oceans Team  always provides the best dental care with a genuine smile. We elevate the lives and smiles of each and every person with whom we come in contact.


522 E Broad St.
Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed: 8am - 6pm
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