- During the day :
AMERICAN HOSPITAL OF PARIS : +33 (0)1 46 41 27 81
63 bd Victor Hugo, 92200 NEUILLY SUR SEINE, dental service
SOS DENTAL : +33 (0)1 43 37 51 00 / +33 (0)1 43 36 36 00
87 Boulevard de Port Royal 75013 Paris
- Night and Weekend :
HOSPITAL OF LA PITIE-SALPETRIERE : +33 (0)1 42 17 72 47
47-83 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, medical and stomatological emergencies
On Sundays and public holidays, an emergency service is organized by the National Board of Dentists (Conseil de l'Ordre).
The contact details of the dentist on duty will be communicated to you by the Police Station.
Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use dental floss to dislodge trapped food or debris. DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth. If face is swollen, apply a cold compress. Take paracetamol for pain and see a dentist as soon as possible.
Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion. You may rinse the tooth, but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Try to reinsert it in its socket. Have the child hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water. See a dentist immediately ! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.
NEVER REIMPLANT A BABY TOOTH
If a broken appliance can be removed easily, take it out. If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze, or chewing-gum. If a wire is stuck in the gums, cheek or tongue, DO NOT remove it. Take the child to a dentist immediately. Loose or broken appliances which do not bother the child don't usually require emergency attention.
Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention is necessary.
Fold and pack a clean gauze or cloth over the bleeding area. Have the child bite on the gauze with pressure for 15 minutes. This may be repeated once, if bleeding persists, see a dentist.