Emergency Dental Care
It is very important to be prepared in case your child has an emergency. Even though we wish that they wouldn’t, emergencies do happen. Being educated and knowing what to do in an emergency can be the difference between losing and saving a tooth.
What is considered emergency dental care?
If your child is facing any type of dental pain or discomfort that is interfering with their day-to-day functioning, please get in touch with us right away.
How to know if you require emergency dental care.
When the dental problem your child is dealing with isn’t getting better with self-care, it’s probably only going to get worse without prompt dental treatment. We can help with any any issues listed below:
Cracked or Broken Teeth
Cracked or broken teeth can be painful, and they may also let bacteria get inside of the tooth, leading to infection. Broken, infected teeth may eventually require emergency tooth pulling. Avoid that outcome by having damaged teeth addressed as soon as possible.
If it happens to you, try to stay calm and bring the tooth or teeth to your appointment. Please call our office for additional advice and an appointment if you’ve lost a tooth.
Tooth sensitivity can be a red flag for a problem requiring fast attention, such as a crack in the tooth or an infection. If you have sudden or severe tooth sensitivity, contact us.
It can be tempting to delay treatment for small cavities. Unfortunately, cavities don’t heal, and a small amount of dental decay can become serious and eventually lead to a recommendation for emergency tooth removal.
Handle serious problems with care.
Dial 911 or go to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. If you aren’t sure of the seriousness of your symptoms, seek treatment immediately.