Dental emergencies in children

Recognizing that children have active lifestyles means there is always a chance an accident involving a hit or blow to the mouth or teeth can occur. Traumatic oral injuries can happen at home, in the playground, or on the playing field. Common injuries to the teeth and oral cavity seen by pediatric dentists include everything from soft tissue lacerations of the lips, cheeks, or tongue to chipped, fractured, dislodged, or “knocked out” teeth.

Of course, equally frequent reasons children require urgent dental care are painful toothaches, dental infections, and mouth ulcerations. It follows that the type of dental emergency that your child is experiencing determines the care that’s needed. Although many toothaches can be relieved by treating the cavity and placing a restoration, some may require additional care to address nerve involvement or an active infection.

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Our goal is to relieve your child’s discomfort and protect their overall well-being while providing the care that’s needed to ensure the long-term health and function of your child’s smile.

If your child has sustained a dental injury, is complaining of a toothache, experiencing swelling, or any other unusual and uncomfortable oral symptoms, contact our office immediately for care. If not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion, many dental problems can significantly worsen, producing more damage and consequences for the involved tooth along with a child’s oral health and overall well-being.

Whatever the source of your child’s dental emergency, you can depend on our office for the prompt attention, skilled guidance, precise diagnostics, and care your child requires. We offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies and provide timely treatment to get your child back on the road to oral health.

What should I expect from my emergency dental appointment?

Upon arrival, our pediatric dentist will gather some initial information on your child's dental emergency, including how it occurred and the symptoms surrounding the problem. You will also get asked to provide information on your child's medical and dental history. The dentist will then perform a gentle and thorough clinical exam and take select diagnostic radiographs as needed. Once we have all the information in hand, we'll recommend and provide the necessary care. We understand the stress and discomfort surrounding dental emergencies and provide prompt treatment to get your child back on the road to oral health.

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