Can a kids dentist helP? Don’t know if my nephew or the dog swallowed toothpaste.

By February 26, 2014 December 3rd, 2018 Pediatric Dentist

Quick question please. We have extended family living in our house. I was helping my nephew brush his teeth and the doorbell rang. I know that I shouldn’t have taken my eyes off of him. When I got back to the bathroom he had toothpaste all over his hands and the dog was licking toothpaste. The tube was about ¾ full and maybe half of that is gone. I don’t know if my nephew ate any and he is too young to talk. I asked him if he ate it and he shakes his head yes and know. We have no insurance but if I need to take him to a kids dentist office I will. What should I do? thnx  Miriam

Miriam – If your nephew is breathing okay, give him some water to drink. You can call The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) for assistance, and you need to tell them the toothpaste brand and whether or not it contains fluoride. Or, you can take your nephew to an urgent care facility or an emergency room.

A pediatric dentist will not be able to assist you in this instance. Your nephew needs medical attention. Get it quickly.

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