Pediatric Dental Emergency Service For Parents

Pediatric Dental Emergency 

When dental emergencies happen, you can feel confident knowing the world-class care of Radix Dentistry is nearby. With a convenient location, advanced technology, and a wide range of medical expertise, we offer children specialized treatment for everything from illnesses to critical injuries.

 

Emergency Departments, Urgent Care, and Express Care Clinics are assuredly safe environments for children to receive treatments. Our team of experienced, highly trained, and dedicated pediatric professionals provides excellent care specifically for children.

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Why should I consider a dedicated pediatric emergency dentist for my child’s emergency care?

Pediatric Dentists with emergency departments treat children quickly and efficiently, featuring a streamlined process that reduces wait times.

 

Benefits of a dedicated pediatric emergency dentist include:

 

  • Specialty-trained staff in pediatric emergency care.

  • Pediatric treatment rooms and equipment.

  • Specialists on staff provide guidance and emotional support to help children and their families experience less trauma and anxiety while at the clinic.

In non-emergency situations, what are the benefits of visiting Radix Dentistry?

Our practice and urgent care provide prompt treatment for children 2 years and older with minor illnesses and injuries.

 

No appointments are necessary, and walk-ins are welcome.

Loose Tooth – Luxation

When a tooth is displaced within the socket, driven further into the mouth, or pushed out, it’s referred to as a luxation. Often, these sorts of injuries will heal by themselves. However, having the injury checked out by an emergency pediatric dentist is always worth it.

What can you do?

  • Apply an ice pack to the area of the mouth which hurts.

  • If your child is experiencing a serious amount of pain, you can give them an over-the-counter painkiller.

Concussion

Teeth can be concussed after they receive some form of dental trauma, usually a bang from falling over or a sporting injury. Unless the tooth begins to discolor, a concussion generally doesn’t constitute a dental emergency; however, you should contact a dentist just to be safe.

What can you do?

  • Apply an ice pack to your child’s mouth area.

  • Specifically, mention to your dentist that they may have a head injury, this may require an emergency room visit

Broken tooth

A broken tooth can be one of the scariest pediatric dental emergencies, from chips and fractures to full-blown cracks.

What can you do?

  • If the tooth has been chipped, find the broken piece and store it in milk.

  • Rinse the area with warm water to keep it clean.

  • Apply a cold compress.

Bitten tongue or lip

Although there may be lots of blood, there’s no reason to worry about a bitten tongue or lip, as it’s unlikely to do any lasting damage.

What can you do?

  • Clean the wound with warm water.

  • Use a cold compress to reduce any swelling.

Broken jaw

Broken jaws are generally better treated in an emergency room than by a dentist, although dentists can provide treatment to a certain extent.

What can you do?

  • Use a cold compress to reduce the swelling.

  • Take your child to an emergency dentist or a hospital.

Foreign objects lodged in the mouth

An object lodged between your child’s teeth is one of the easiest pediatric dental emergencies to solve.

What can you do?

  • Try to remove the object with dental floss.

  • If you can’t get the object out this way, don’t try to use another material to get the object out; go to a dentist.

Final word

Just make sure that you stay calm, collected, and positive. Tooth injuries (particularly those that involve blood) can be alarming, but if you keep a cool head, your child will, too.

 

Is your child suffering from a pediatric dental emergency? Contact Radix Dentistry to book an appointment with an emergency pediatric dentist.

Medically Reviewed By

Dr. Ebad Habeeb