We’ll treat your child’s dental emergency as soon as possible during business hours – just call for an appointment! If your child experiences an emergency after hours, please contact our office as well. You’ll be given information on how to reach the pediatric dentist on call. We advise that you go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room if your child’s injury is severe. Our team has decades of experience handling all types of dental emergencies, so if your son or daughter ever needs urgent care, you can trust that we’ll always be able to help (and do it FAST).
Whether your child is dealing with a toothache or some type of dental injury, the best thing to do is try to remain calm and give our office a call right away. Our team will walk you through how to handle the situation over the phone and schedule an appointment to see you as soon as possible. If you’re unable to head straight to our office for any reason, be sure to follow these first-aid tips:
Start by cleaning the affected tooth thoroughly. Have your child rinse with warm water and/or use dental floss to dislodge any food or foreign object that’s causing discomfort. If pain persists, contact our office. DO NOT place aspirin on the gum tissue or aching tooth. If your child’s face swells, apply cold compresses and call our office immediately.
Have them rinse their mouth with warm water to clean the area and try to recover as much of the tooth that you can, placing the pieces in a safe container. If the remaining tooth is causing irritation within the mouth, you can cover it with a piece of sugarless gum or some dental wax.
Use gentle pressure and a tissue to control any bleeding, and have your child take an OTC medication for pain. You should still give us a call in this situation so we can examine your child’s mouth and make sure they haven’t sustained any damage to their surrounding teeth.
First, locate the tooth. Pick it up by the crown and not the root. DO NOT clean or handle the tooth too much, although you may rinse it if necessary. If the tooth isn’t fractured, try to reinsert it. Have your child bite down on gauze to hold the tooth in place. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, place it in a cup with milk or your child’s saliva. Contact our office IMMEDIATELY! Time is crucial to save a tooth.
Tell your child to not chew with the tooth until we have a chance to see them. Call our office to make an appointment as soon as possible.
Put ice on the affected area and apply firm but gentle pressure with a soft cloth or gauze to stop any bleeding. If pressure doesn’t control the blood flow or if bleeding doesn’t stop after 15 minutes, contact our office or take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Because there are so many different types and severities of dental emergencies, there is no set price for urgent dental care. Our treatment recommendations will be based on what will get a child out of pain the fastest, and then we can address any damage to the teeth themselves. To help parents with an unexpected dental expense, our office is happy to accept insurance (including Medicaid), and we also offer low-interest financing plans.