What are dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies are problems that arise unexpectedly and require the immediate attention of a dentist. Like adults, children have dental emergencies as they grow, and some of the more common types of pediatric dental emergencies are:
- Facial injury from trauma
- Broken or dislocated tooth from injury
- Teeth that are knocked out during playtime or sports
- Extreme tooth ache that interferes with eating, speaking, sleeping, and other activities
- Facial swelling due to infected tooth
- Dental abscesses
Castle Hills Pediatric Dentistry offers emergency services for patients of record who experience dental emergencies.
Why is treatment needed for dental emergencies?
Certain dental emergencies should not wait until your next regular appointment. The nature of these conditions means that the teeth, gums, and bone could be damaged permanently or cause your child a great deal of pain and discomfort. Dr. Abraham manages dental emergencies to help the area heal and provide comfort to your child.
What makes your child a good candidate for treatment for dental emergencies?
If your child experiences trauma to the mouth or is having pain in the mouth, teeth, or jaw, we recommend that you contact Castle Hills Pediatric Dentistry to speak to us about the situation. We can assess the problem and determine if you need to come in for emergency dental care with Dr. Abraham.
What happens during the appointment for dental emergencies?
The first step that Dr. Abraham takes when managing dental emergencies is to review health history and your child’s symptoms and exam the oral cavity and jaw to locate the source of the problems. X-rays may also be needed to pinpoint the problem. Once she determines the nature of the issue, she discusses his recommendations for treatment, which may include a combination of at home care, in office procedure or referral to a different specialty.
If you think that you have dental emergencies or would like more information, call our office today and one of our staff will be happy to help you.
If you child is having a dental emergency, call our office today and we can work to get you in to be seen right away.