Pediatric Dental Emergencies

While we hope for smooth dental experiences, emergencies can arise, and preparation is key. For any concerns about your child’s teeth or mouth, reach out to our office without hesitation. Explore below for a list of common emergencies:

Knocked out permanent tooth

This emergency requires IMMEDIATE dental attention.  Call our office IMMEDIATELY and page the doctor on call if it is after hours.  Locate the tooth, handle the tooth ONLY by the crown of the tooth (not the root), gently rinse off any debris, and try to re-implant the tooth into the socket if able within the first 15 minutes.  If unable to, please head do the emergency room or our office if you have spoken with the doctor on call

If a space maintainer becomes loose, you can try to remove it if it comes out easily.  If it does not, gently push it back into place and call the office to schedule an appointment to have it re-cemented. 

Make sure area is clean – brush, floss, rinse with warm salt water.  Provide Tylenol or ibuprofen as needed.  Call the office to schedule your child for an appointment to be evaluated.  If you notice a pimple or bubble along the gums, this is a sign of an infection and should be addressed.

If your child chips their tooth, evaluate for any bleeding or if the tooth is loose at all.  Please call the office and we will help advise you if it is urgent or if we need to schedule an appointment.

Urgent Pediatric Dental Care

If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, prompt medical intervention is vital. Please call us right away at 610-323-1004. If you call outside of normal business hours, please follow the voicemail prompts.

Contact Information


1590 Medical Dr.

Suite C

Pottstown, PA 19464


 (610) 323-1004

Operating Hours

M-Th 8AM – 4:30PM