Pediatric dental emergencies include any urgent dental care services meant to relieve a child's oral pain, repair structural damage to teeth, or address other issues that could worsen if they aren't treated. Our team at SRD on 5th can also provide pain management solutions and restorations when needed. Services we provide include:
When does my Child need Emergency Dental Care?
Contact us if your child is experiencing any of the following conditions, many of which require urgent dental care.
If your child is experiencing a toothache that is long-lasting or particularly painful, especially one accompanied by pressure or ear pain, contact us.
Worn Tooth Enamel
Oral sensitivity is sometimes caused when the tooth enamel is worn down by bruxism or another cause. Our team of dentists can strengthen tooth enamel and alleviate discomfort.
Children can experience tooth sensitivity just like adults, but for different reasons. Toddlers and youngsters can experience pain in their baby teeth, but older children can suffer sensitivity following cavities or injuries.
Sports and other physical activities can lead to broken teeth. If this happens, collect as many pieces of the tooth as you can and use dental wax to cover the broken edges of the tooth to reduce the chance of injuring other parts of the child's mouth.
Dr. Victoria or Dr. Rodriguez will need to examine an avulsed (knocked out) tooth right away. If an older child loses a tooth, clean it with warm water and gently place it back into the socket. Don't do this with younger children, however, as they may swallow it.
Adolescents with braces sometimes feel discomfort. If this happens, our emergency pediatric dentists can stabilize the braces to relieve pain.
Baby teeth and permanent teeth are subject to tooth decay and cavities. Symptoms of tooth decay include tooth sensitivity or pain. The good news is that emergency pediatric care can successfully treat cavities in childhood.
Loose or Lost Fillings
Older children with fillings can sometimes have them get dislodged or fall out periodically. Contact us if this happens.
An abscessed tooth is a painful infection that results in fever, swollen gums, or a bad taste in the mouth. This infection forms inside the root of the tooth and can spread to other parts of the body if untreated. Call us right away if you suspect your child may have this condition.
What do I do when the Problem is Severe?
Our team at SRD on 5th is dedicated to helping children practice good oral hygiene and obtain great dental health. However, some conditions need more intensive care than we can provide. If your child experiences any of the following conditions, call 911 or take them to a hospital:
For more information, please contact our office at 256-712-4080.
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