Dental Emergencies

Pediatric Dental Emergencies

We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful for both children and parents, which is why we're committed to providing immediate, compassionate, and effective care when your little one needs it the most.

Dr. Zaeni and our team are available 24/7 for dental emergencies for existing patients via an after hours phone line. We know accidents happen at all hours of the night and we want to support your children when they need it. For more information about what to do in a dental emergency, see please contact our office.

What Constitutes a Pediatric Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can vary, but here are some common situations that require prompt attention:

  • Toothaches: Persistent pain in your child's tooth can indicate a serious issue that needs immediate attention.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth: Quick action can potentially save a knocked-out tooth, especially if it's a permanent one.
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth: Accidents happen, and chipped or broken teeth need urgent care to prevent further damage or infection.
  • Loose Teeth: If your child's tooth is unexpectedly loose, it's crucial to see a dentist, even if there's no pain.
  • Dental Injuries: Injuries to the lips, gums, or inside of the mouth can require emergency care.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

  1. Stay Calm: Your child will look to you for reassurance, so it's important to remain calm and composed.
  2. Assess the Situation: Understand the nature of the emergency. If there's bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth.
  3. Preserve a Knocked-Out Tooth: If your child loses a tooth, keep it moist (preferably in milk) and bring it to the appointment.
  4. Contact Us Immediately: Time is of the essence in dental emergencies. Call us right away for advice and to arrange an urgent visit.

Our Approach to Emergency Care

We're dedicated to providing a soothing environment for your child during what can be a frightening time. Our pediatric dental specialists are skilled in handling emergencies with a gentle, reassuring touch, ensuring your child feels safe and supported.

Prevention and Education

While we're always here when emergencies arise, we're also committed to helping you prevent them. Our team offers advice and strategies to safeguard your child's teeth, such as the use of protective gear during sports, proper dental hygiene practices, and regular check-ups to monitor and maintain dental health.

We're Here When You Need Us

In the event of a pediatric dental emergency, remember that we're just a call away. Our dedicated team is ready to provide the immediate care your child needs to alleviate pain, address the issue, and get them back to their cheerful selves.

For any questions or to seek emergency advice, don't hesitate to contact us. Your child's smile is precious, and we're here to protect it, every step of the way.

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