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Allen A. Zarrinfar, DDS | Pediatric Emergencies in Ranson

Allen A. Zarrinfar  D.D.S.   P.L.L.C.

Family Dentistry & Orthodontics

215 East 5th Avenue
Ranson, WV 25438
Tel: (304)725-8660


Pediatric Emergencies
AGD Member

Toothache:  Clean the area of the affected tooth.  Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted.  If the pain still exists, contact your dentist.  Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth.  If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek:  Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling.  If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth.  If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call a doctor or visit the hospital emergency room.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth:  If possible, find the tooth.  Handle it by the crown , not by the root.  You may rinse the tooth with water only.  DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily.  If it is sound, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient's saliva or milk.  The patient must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY!  Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth:  Contact your dentist.  This is not usually an emergency, and in most cases, no treatment is necessary.Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth:  Contact your dentist immediately.  Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment.  Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.  If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.


Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth:  Contact your Dentist.

Severe Blow to the Head:  Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.

Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw:  Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.


Ranson Dentist | Pediatric Emergencies. Allen A. Zarrinfar, DDS is a Ranson Dentist.
215 East 5th Avenue
Ranson, WV 25438