What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency is a major issue that can take over your child’s quality of life. Emergencies can leave them in pain and feeling incredibly uncomfortable. For small children and infants, it can be difficult for them to convey their pain. We offer quality emergency care to both new as well as existing patients. We offer many different services and can help to eliminate your child’s discomfort once they’ve come in for treatment.
Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies necessary?
Unlike many other medical problems, dental issues rarely fix and repair themselves. What this means for kids is that their problem will eventually get worse. The longer they go without the treatment, the worse the issue becomes. This eventually causes the need for more invasive treatment in order to fix or repair the tooth.
What are some of the most common pediatric Dental Emergencies?
We work with kids of all ages and even offer special needs dentistry. Because of this, we’ve seen a number of different dental emergencies on a regular basis. Some of these dental-related emergencies include:
- Toothache and severe pain
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Facial trauma
- Broken, chipped or cracked teeth
- Teeth that have been knocked out
- Wisdom tooth pain and discomfort
- Orthodontic complications
What can your child expect during Dental Emergency treatment?
We will greet your child in our office and bring them into one of our operatories. There, we will ask about the problem and will take x-rays to help identify the issue. Our doctors will then examine your child’s tooth and mouth to determine the cause of the problem and to create a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to provide them with immediate emergency treatment so that they can leave the office pain-free. If your child has an active infection, we’ll typically prescribe antibiotics to clear the infection before any type of work is done in our office.
If your child is experiencing a dental emergency right now, call us immediately so that we can get them in as soon as possible.