When your child needs an emergency dental visit, we want to make it as stress-free as possible. Emergencies can interrupt your plans, which is why we strive to get your child timely care with a same-day appointment.
Does My Child Have a Dental Emergency?
Dental problems can be painful and disruptive. Call us if you experience any of the following:
- A broken tooth. Be sure to collect any pieces that come off and keep them in a glass of milk. You can gently rinse with warm water and use an ice pack if needed. Avoid eating anything until after your dentist appointment.
- A severe toothache. Use floss to clean around the tooth. Call our office, so we can help you assess the severity of the situation. If you notice the gums are swelling, call us right away.
- A tooth is knocked out or knocked loose. On occasion, the tooth can be placed back into the socket. However, if you don’t feel confident in placing the tooth, place it in a cup of milk. Either way, call us to schedule an appointment right away.
- A chipped tooth. If possible, save the piece of tooth in a glass of milk, and bring it with you to your appointment. You can also use an ice pack if needed.
- A bite that keeps bleeding. Children can sometimes accidentally cut open the inside of their mouths. Use a clean cloth to clean the inside of the mouth, and call our office right away.
- An object is stuck between teeth. If the object causes pain, cuts into the gums, or can’t be removed with floss, it’s best not to pull the object out yourself. Call us. We can often schedule a same-day appointment.
Remember that some emergencies need an immediate visit to the emergency room. If your child has a broken jaw or a serious laceration to the face or mouth, go to the ER. Hospitals are better equipped to handle these types of emergencies.
Dental emergencies hardly ever fit into your schedule. Our dental team can typically schedule a same-day appointment, so you can get your child help as quickly as possible. Each member of our team is trained to work in an emergency situation to relieve pain and resolve serious dental issues.
We also want you to feel comfortable during your visit. We often use dental sedation during emergency treatment to help put your child at ease and help the treatment run more smoothly.
Don’t Wait to Treat a Dental Emergency, Call Today!
When your child has a dental emergency, you don’t want to put off treatment. We’re standing by to schedule an appointment and help your child feel better!