Emergency Pediatric Dental Care


little girl at the dentist complains of toothache.

What To Do in Case of a Dental Emergency

Legacy Pediatric Dentistry offers emergency pediatric dental care. If your child experiences a dental emergency, call our office at 801-544-3400. If after business hours, please leave a message and someone will call you back. We can give you advice on how to care for your child until you can get to our office. Our dentists will help you as soon as possible.

There are immediate steps you can take to help reduce pain your child may be experiencing. Here are some steps you can try:


  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to help alleviate discomfort and reduce swelling.
  • Contact our office

Common pediatric dental emergencies include:

Broken, chipped, or fractured tooth: If your child’s tooth is damaged, we encourage you to contact us to determine the best course of action. This way we can help your child with any discomfort they might be experiencing and find the best solution to the problem.


Knocked-out tooth: If your child’s tooth is knocked out first try and identify if it is a baby tooth or a permanent tooth. If it is a permanent tooth, seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. Your child will likely be in severe pain if the whole tooth has fallen out, which we can help manage. Time is a critical factor in whether or not we can successfully replace your child’s tooth in his or her mouth. After arranging to meet with our dentist, follow these instructions:

  • Rinse your child’s mouth to remove blood or other debris.
  • Place a cold compress or ice pack on the check over the injury to reduce swelling.
  • Pick up the tooth by the crown (chewing surface). Do not touch the root.


Loose Adult Tooth: If you notice one of your child’s adult teeth is loose, you should seek dental care immediately. Our dentists will be able to determine the root cause of the issue and make sure that tooth is treated properly.