Accidents happen, which is why our emergency pediatric dentists are available after hours. The sooner you call our office, the sooner your child can receive the emergency treatment they need.
- Knocked-out tooth
- Loose tooth due to injury
- Broken or cracked tooth
- Soft tissue injuries (lips, gums, tongue, inside of cheeks)
- Severe toothache
- Dental abscess
What to do for a knocked-out tooth:
- Pick up tooth by the crown (chewing surface)
- Gently rinse dirt from tooth
- Place tooth in socket if possible or submerge in milk
What to do for a broken or cracked tooth:
- Gently rinse mouth with warm water
- Apply cold compress if your child was hit in the mouth
- Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to manage pain
- Seek urgent dental care
Have an emergency that’s not listed here? Call our office to receive further instructions.
What to Expect
Our emergency dentists will diagnose the problem, treat the issue, and relieve your child’s pain. If necessary, we’ll schedule follow-up appointments or refer your child to a specialist. Our main concern is restoring your child’s oral health and giving their teeth and gums the best outcome.
Causes of Dental Emergencies
It’s not uncommon for kids to injure themselves while playing contact sports, riding bikes, jumping on trampolines, or otherwise playing outside. Call our pediatric dentists immediately if your child chips, cracks, or knocks out a tooth. The sooner you call, the sooner we can provide emergency dental care and restore your child’s smile.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is the #1 chronic disease affecting American children. Since children are more likely to skip brushing and flossing their teeth, this increases their risk of tooth decay. Children are also more likely to eat sweet foods, which contributes to plaque buildup on their teeth.
Call our pediatric dental office immediately if your child says they have a toothache. We’ll be able to examine the inside of their mouth and take x-rays to find the source of their dental pain. You can trust our pediatric dentists to provide emergency dental care when your child needs it most.