Dental Emergencies at Kids Smiles

We care about your child’s comfort and want to ensure they remain pain-free. If your child faces a dental emergency during or after hours, please give us a call immediately. However, if you suspect an urgent medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or take your child to an emergency room.

Bitten cheek, lip, or tongue

If your child has a bitten lip, cheek, or tongue, clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce or avoid swelling. Give us a call to help determine how serious the bite is. We are happy to help!


A toothache could be caused by minor irritation to a true dental emergency. First, make sure the mouth is clean and any food that may be impacted is removed by gentle brushing or flossing, then rinse with warm water. Mild pain can be treated with aspirin until you can get your child to our office. If you spot an abscess, please come into our office immediately.