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Emergency Pediatric Dentists Hudsonville MI

Accidents happen, which is why our Hudsonville, MI, emergency pediatric dentists are here to provide immediate, compassionate care to address your child’s urgent dental needs. The sooner you call our office, the sooner we can ensure a swift and soothing experience for your child while they receive the treatment they need most.

Learn more about how we can help and what constitutes a dental emergencybelow.

When to Seek Emergency Dental Care

As a parent, it can be easy to think any issue with your child’s smile is an emergency. Knowing what can wait and what requires prompt attention is crucial if you want to prevent further complications. We understand this and will move as fast as is needed to give your child the specialized care they deserve.

Key examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loosened tooth due to injury
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Soft tissue injuries (lips, gums, tongue, inside of cheeks) that won’t stop bleeding
  • Severe toothache
  • Dental abscess

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

When faced with dental emergencies, it’s important to act quickly. Our guide below offers recommended initial steps on how to approach common dental problems so you can provide temporary relief until you reach our office.

What to do for a knocked-out tooth:

  1. Pick up tooth by the top or crown (not the roots)
  2. Gently rinse dirt from tooth
  3. Place tooth in socket if possible or submerge in milk
  4. Seek urgent dental care within 30 minutes if possible for best chance at reattachment

What to do for a broken or cracked tooth:

  1. Save all pieces of broken tooth if possible
  2. Gently rinse mouth with warm water
  3. If there is bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until bleeding stops
  4. Apply cold compress if your child was hit in the mouth to reduce possible swelling
  5. Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to manage pain
  6. Seek urgent dental care

Does your child have an emergency that’s not listed here? Call our Hudsonville pediatric dental office to receive further instructions.

What to Expect When You Arrive

Our emergency dentists will diagnose the problem, treat the issue appropriately, and relieve your child’s pain. Treatments may include dental fillings, tooth extraction, root canal therapy, and more. 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 examine their mouth, take X-rays to find the source of the issue, and restore your child’s smile.

Call Us ASAP for Urgent Dental Care

Our emergency pediatric dentists in Hudsonville, MI, will do everything in their power to protect your child’s smile if injured, infected, or otherwise damaged. Call Hudsonville Dental Kids today at (616) 209-4039, or for less urgent issues, schedule an appointment online.

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