What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can be frightening to a young child or teenager. They might be experiencing a tooth that has broken or one that’s simply causing them a lot of pain. Regardless of the type of emergency, we are able to provide them with immediate treatment at your earliest convenience. We work with both new and existing patients, and we handle emergencies that kids of all ages are experiencing.
Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies needed?
Most dental emergencies simply will not go away on their own without professional treatment. The problem is that the emergency will continue to get worse, eventually causing the need for more invasive work. For this reason, we recommend that kids come in for treatment as soon as you notice they have a dental-related emergency. We can provide their care in a comfortable, kid-friendly environment.
What are the most common pediatric Dental Emergencies?
We deal with many different emergencies on a regular basis. Our goal is to provide this care in a comfortable setting. Some of the most common pediatric emergencies we see regularly include:
- Toothache and pain
- Broken, damaged or loose teeth
- Teeth that have fallen out
- Wisdom tooth-related pain
- Orthodontic problems
- Bleeding or inflamed gums
What can your child expect with Dental Emergency treatment?
With dental emergency treatment, we will first bring your child in to be seated in the office. We then examine the tooth or area that is bothering them. We may take x-rays to help in identifying the problem. Once we find the problem, we will provide your child with the care that they need. If there is an infection, we will normally prescribe your child an antibiotic that should be taken before any further treatment is provided to them. If their tooth has fallen out, it’s important to avoid brushing or cleaning it, and you can put it into a glass of milk so that we can try to replace it into the actual socket.
If you think your child needs immediate dental care, call us today to speak with one of our highly trained team members.