What is considered a dental emergency for my child?

“Very often, what appears to be a dental emergency situation, luckily, is not. A heads up to all parents: If your child falls, there’s usually a lot of blood. However, that is not necessarily an emergency. Emergency situations are, for example, a cracked tooth that is causing pain, any type of swelling of the face, any type of trauma to any area of the face, including; lips, tongue, teeth or the nose. You want to look out for jaw fractures, that’s a dental emergency. Other dental emergencies include, fever, after seeing blisters in the mouth or any type of lesions, in addition to your everyday baseball, hockey, and swimming injuries involving the front teeth.”