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What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can occur at virtually any time, regardless of how well your child takes care of their smile. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for many of these emergencies to leave a patient in severe pain and discomfort.

For this reason, you'll want to consider bringing your child in for treatment as soon as you notice there's a problem. We offer treatment in a relaxed, highly comfortable setting for all our pediatric patients.


Why do you need treatment for a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can get worse in a short period of time without proper treatment. Something that would be considered more minor can escalate to where it is a real issue. In some cases, infections may occur and need treatment alongside the actual emergency that you child is dealing with at the moment. This is why we recommend quick, adequate treatment as soon as possible.
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What are some of the more common Dental Emergencies?

We see a number of different dental emergencies on any given day. For this reason, we recommend coming in to be seen whenever you notice something is wrong. Some of the more common emergencies include,

• Severe toothache and pain
• Abscessing and infections
• Broken or cracked teeth
• Lost fillings or crowns
• Broken or lost appliances (night guards)

What can be expected while undergoing Dental Emergency treatment?

The first thing we'll do is to ask you and your child about the problem they're currently experiencing. This allows us to see if an x-ray is necessary and if it is, we will work to take one quickly and easily. We examine the x-ray and your child's teeth to determine the root cause of the actual problem. They will then have treatment administered while they're in the office, as this helps to prevent the problem from getting worse. We will prescribe antibiotics if there is an active infection present at the time of their appointment.

If you think your child might have an emergency and want to bring them in to see someone, call our office today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.
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