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Pediatric Dental Emergencies – Urgent Dental Care for Your Child


Dental chairs at Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric dental emergencies are very common, and they can occur at any time. Unfortunately, most of them tend to occur at the worst possible times, thus catching you unaware. This can lead to a painful experience for your child and cause you much stress. Fortunately, we, at Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry, are always available to help when dental emergencies occur. With our pediatric dental emergency care, we can get you and your little one fixed in no time, allowing you to continue having fun.

Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies


Some of the most common dental emergencies you might find yourself dealing with include:
•  Tongue, lips, and cheeks injuries. Injuries to the lips, tongue, and cheeks are common among kids, usually as a result of accidental biting. Regardless of how small the injuries are they can be quite painful for your kid. For this reason, you should visit us as soon as they occur for emergency dental care. However, before you do so, you can try to relieve discomfort through first aid, by stopping the bleeding using gauze, applying ice to swollen areas, etc.
•  Broken teeth. Broken or fractured tooth is another common dental emergency, one that you can easily find yourself dealing with if your kid is active or involved in sports. Luckily for you, if this happens, our emergency dental care can help to save the tooth.
•  Knocked out tooth. In addition to a fractured tooth, sports and other activities can result in your childs tooth/teeth being knocked out. Moreover, just like with the broken teeth problem, we can fix the issue and save the affected tooth if you seek prompt dental care. If the tooth does need to be removed, we can offer a space maintainer or other orthodontic solution as needed.
•  Loose tooth. A loose tooth can be caused by some problems, from poor dental health to the natural falling out of the baby teeth. However, regardless of the cause, it can cause your child discomfort and sometimes, even pain. Seeking urgent dental care will help to fix the problem.
•  A toothache. A toothache can bring even the strongest adults to their knees. So, when it comes to kids, the pain can be unbearable. Luckily, our pediatric dental emergency services are designed to handle this problem. When your kid complains of a toothache, your best course of action is to visit us immediately and let us have a look at him/her. A cold compress near where the pain site is can help to relieve the pain and discomfort before you reach us.
•  Fractured jaw. Falls sustained while your child is running around or engaging in sports activities can result in a fractured jaw. This is a serious dental emergency that can be extremely painful, and in some cases, even life-threatening. Our urgent dental care can help to treat the emergency and prevent it from becoming serious.

Avoiding Dental Emergencies


While dental emergencies are common, it is possible to avoid them by taking precautionary measures. This can help to spare you and your child from an unpleasant experience. Some of the possible ways you can help your child avoid dental injuries include childproofing your home, using protective devices such as mouthguards when engaging in sports activities, and proper dental hygiene to prevent infections.

Is your child in need of emergency dental care? Alternatively, do you have questions regarding pediatric dental emergencies? Do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Call us, Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry, at 470-876-8883 and let us help you.

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