What should I do if my child has a broken, knocked out or chipped tooth?

We will want to examine your child’s mouth. Please contact us immediately (925) 947-1188.

If your child is in pain, you may want to give an over-the-counter pain reliever, applying a cold compress will help prevent swelling and inflammation. Be sure to have them rinse their mouth out after every meal with warm salt water.

If possible, keep any part of the tooth that has been broken off. If the tooth has been completely knocked out of the mouth, do not wipe or clean the tooth and try to handle it as little as possible. Store the tooth in water or milk until we are able to get you in for an appointment. It may be possible for the tooth to be placed back into your child’s mouth. Based off our evaluation we will be able to explain the best treatment plan.

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About Pediatric Dentistry of Pleasant Hill

You will find our office to be a pleasant and caring environment. We know a positive experience can set the tone for your child’s future dental health. That is why our office has been designed to be “kid friendly”. Even more importantly, our pediatric dentists and professional staff have dedicated their careers to helping children. We establish trust with your child by creating a safe and happy place for them to be. The latest in dental technology is combined with genuine compassion and concern.

We are open Monday through Saturday and offer appointments as early as 7:30am

The first checkup is recommended at the first birthday. Our patients generally stay with us until they graduate high school. We are proud to say we are now seeing the children of former patients, as the practice was established in 1973 by Dr. Robert Harmon.

We have 24 hour coverage for our patient’s dental emergencies. There is a pediatric dentist on call at all times. Should you need after hours advice or emergency care, simply dial our telephone number and our message will direct you.

Are we accepting new patients? Yes, absolutely! We are happy to welcome new patients to our practice and we appreciate your referring your friends and family to us.


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