Dental Emergency during COVID-19 crisis
If your child has a life-threatening emergency or medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If your child has a dental emergency such as those listed below, please give our office a call immediately.
After hour, weekends or when our office is closed, please call our emergency number. Our emergency phone number can be texted or called: (707) 474-4543. Please leave a message if you are calling and Dr. Tran will get back to you as soon as she can. Messages go straight to her cell phone.
Here are common dental emergencies that we need to treat:
The first step to take if your child is suffering with persistent toothache (for longer than a day or two) is to call our office to schedule an emergency pediatric dental exam. During your child's appointment, we may take x-ray of your child's tooth to help determine if a cavity, crack, abscess or other problem is causing pain before discussing treatment options with you and your child.
Bleeding that can't be stopped
Have your child bite on the area with cold tea bag or cold gauze in the area that is bleeding. Call our office immediately. But if it is a life threatening, then call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
If you notice any face swelling, please call our office immediately. However if swelling is approaching the eye or giving you child difficulties in breathing, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
Knocked out baby tooth
A knocked out tooth is a common dental problem, especially for kids. Teeth can be knocked out due to a fall or playground accident. If it is a baby tooth, we can not put it back in the mouth. Try to find the tooth and the doctor may ask you to take a picture of the tooth. Please call our office to see if your child needs to be seen immediately.
Knocked out permanent tooth
If you child knocked out a permanent tooth, call our office immediately. Find the tooth, handle by the top (crown, not the root portion. Do not try to clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Place the tooth in milk as soon as possible.