Children are often prone to rambunctious behavior and taking risks that adults would otherwise avoid. This, of course, leads to an increased chance of them suffering a bodily injury or accidental blow to the mouth.
If your child has just suffered a significant oral trauma, you may likely need to apply some basic first-aid measures while seeking emergency treatment from a pediatric dentist like Dr. Greg Weeder.
The age and emotional disposition of the child is often a significant factor in a moment like this. Even if their mouth is bleeding excessively and they are distressed it is important for you to project a calm and confident attitude.
Gently rinsing their mouth with a little lukewarm salt water can help clear blood and unwanted debris while helping you to assess the damage to teeth and soft tissues. You can gently wipe away any facial blood with a wet, warm washcloth.
Applying a cold compress or a bag of frozen vegetables to the area can often help minimize swelling concerns in the surrounding soft tissues. Pain management might also be addressed by rubbing a small amount of topical oral analgesic on nearby cheek or gums.
If you are in the La Vista, Nebraska, area and your child has just suffered a significant oral trauma, you should call (402) 932.1177 to seek emergency treatment at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry.