Whether you are a new or existing patient, the dentists at HulaGrins are available for your child in the case of an emergency.
Don’t hesitate to call us at 310.375.7671.
For after-hours emergency calls, please follow the prompts to leave a message for the doctor. However, if you suspect an urgent medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or take your child to an emergency room.
Thoroughly clean the affected area with warm water. DO NOT place aspirin directly on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face, neck or eye is swollen, apply cold compresses and go to the hospital emergency room. Call your pediatric dentist.
Immobilize the jaw by wrapping a towel or tie around the head and under the chin. Apply a cold compress to help reduce the swelling and take the patient to the nearest emergency room. Call an oral surgeon.
If a tooth has chipped, there is a chance that the tooth can be restored with bonding material. However, in some cases, the chip may cause the nerve to be exposed, making the tooth sensitive. Please call the office to have your pediatric dentist evaluate the tooth to determine the best treatment.
Broken Filling or
Thoroughly clean the affected area. Rinse the mouth with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge impacted food or debris. Take Tylenol or ibuprofen as needed to control pain. Call your pediatric dentist.
Swelling or Abscess
If your child is experiencing swelling or an abscess, please call the office to have your pediatric dentist evaluate the situation. In some cases, this can be a sign of infection and your child should be seen as soon as possible.
New Adult Tooth Growing
Behind Baby Tooth
Usually no treatment is necessary, as mother nature typically takes care of the baby tooth. In some cases, the baby tooth may need to be extracted. Call your pediatric dentist to determine the best course of action.
Dislodged or Knocked Out
If a baby tooth gets knocked out, try to keep your child calm. Do not try to place the tooth back in the socket. It is best to try and stop the bleeding of the socket by applying pressure with a clean towel, tissue, or gauze. It is fine to give your child the appropriate dose of Tylenol or Motrin. Please call the office to have your pediatric dentist evaluate your child.
Dislodged or Knocked Out
If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, try to keep your child calm. It is best to place the tooth back in the socket if it is clean by applying pressure on the tooth while inserting it into the socket. If it is dirty, gently rinse the tooth with water. If the tooth is unable to be re-implanted, DO NOT place the tooth in water. Instead, place the tooth in some milk or the child’s saliva to preserve it. Please call the office right away to have your pediatric dentist evaluate your child. The sooner this situation is addressed, the better outcome for the tooth!
Call Us Anytime
Don’t hesitate to call us at 310.375.7671 for any of the above emergencies. Even if we’re out surfing. For after-hours emergency calls, please follow the prompts to leave a message for the doctor. Dr. Sena Hiradate and Dr. Wayne Tofukuji are here for you and your child.