When it comes to dental emergencies, Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry understands that it can be a frightening event. However, we are here 24 hours a day to help! From tripping and falling to bicycle accidents, dental injuries can leave your child with chips, cracks and even dislodged teeth. So what exactly should you do in the event your child experiences a dental emergency?
Although toothaches are normally not an emergency, certain situations may occur where your child experiences a severe, sudden toothache. In order to reduce discomfort we recommend giving your child an over-the-counter pain reducer and contacting our Houston emergency dentist immediately. We will be able to examine and diagnose the cause of your child’s toothache and provide a treatment plan so that they can recover.
Even though our teeth are quite durable, accidents do occur where damage such as chips, cracks and even fractures happen. In the event your child damages a tooth due to an accident, we recommend thoroughly rinsing their mouth. If they experience any pain or swelling, over-the-counter pain reducers and a cold compress can help. We recommend contacting our emergency dental office immediately so that treatment can be started to avoid any further damage, decay or infection.
When it comes to dislodged teeth, primary teeth are a bit less of an emergency. We do recommend visiting our Houston pediatric dentistry office to ensure no damage has been done to the gums, permanent teeth or adjacent teeth however.
For dislodged permanent teeth, time is everything. We recommend thoroughly rinsing/cleaning the mouth. You should place the dislodged tooth into water or milk to keep it moist and immediately contact Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry. In some cases, the tooth may be saved, if not other treatment options for restoring the missing tooth can be discussed.
Has your child experienced a dental emergency? Contact our Houston emergency pediatric dentist immediately so we can help!