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Emergency

Emergency Dental Care

When your child is experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Postponing care can lead to unnecessary complications and could require more extensive treatment. Our emergency pediatric dentists offer calm, cozy and compassionate care in a welcoming environment.

What to do in a Pediatric Dental Emergency?

Pain, Discomfort, or Swelling

It can be so unsettling to see our children in discomfort and feel that there is not much we can do to help them. Dr. Dina will always try to be available to aid in relief from discomfort for our patients. Please call our office to make an appointment so we can determine what your child needs to feel comfortable again.

If your child has a swelling, please contact our office immediately. Dr. Dina will try to get you in as soon as possible or she may send you to the emergency room if the swelling is more severe.  

Traumatic Dental Injuries

Accidents can happen and we are here to help! Contact us as soon as possible as fast action can help save the tooth, prevent infection, and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Save the tooth or the pieces of tooth, if possible, and we will get to work on restoring your child’s smile immediately. Please make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations (within the past 5 years), specifically the tetanus shot.

However, if your child experiences any of the following we recommend going to the emergency room immediately. These may be concussion symptoms and need follow-up ASAP.

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Confusion

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

 

For more details on what to do in certain emergency situations, please use our Emergency Guide below.

Pediatric Dental Emergency Guide