As parents ourselves, we understand that accidents can happen. When the need to see an emergency dentist arises, the first thing to remember is not to panic! Remember to focus on treating your child's dental emergency quickly and effectively.
Teeth can be incredibly strong, but they can still chip, break or crack (fracture). Remember, treating a broken tooth at home is not an option; you need to see our doctors at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics as soon as possible!
Is your child experiencing tooth pain? Does it hurt to chew or when air touches their tooth? The first step to take if your child is suffering with a persistent toothache (for longer than a day or two) is to call Kids First to schedule an exam. During your appointment, our doctors will likely x-ray your child's tooth to help determine if a cavity, crack, abscess or other problem is causing the pain. We will then discuss treatment options with you and your child.
Dental Trauma From an Oral Accident
The first few moments after an oral accident are vital in determining if your child's recovery will go smoothly. Dental trauma due to an accident, such as motor vehicle accident, fall, sports injury or physical altercation, is common. If your child has experienced an oral accident resulting in a tooth being knocked loose, call Kids First immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.
Kids First stands ready to treat all types of dental emergencies. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment for your child due to a dental emergency, please call our office today!
At Kids First, we offer a complete TMJ evaluation to examine the joints of your child's jaw. Our doctors will discuss individualized treatment options.