Emergency Pediatric Dentist – Farmers Branch & Irving, TX
Quality Care When Your Child Needs It Most
Dental emergencies can be a real surprise for children, and unfortunately, they can never be completely avoided. However, there is no need to worry! Our team of pediatric dentists have experience in treating a wide range of dental emergencies, which makes Rio Dental & Orthodontics your premier spot for urgent dental care. Keep reading to learn how your kids dentist is ready to help in your child’s time of need.
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
In the event of any emergency, it’s important to visit our office right away. Until then, you can use these tips for handling the most common children’s dental emergencies:
My Child Has a Toothache
Because children’s teeth enamel is thinner than adults, it’s easier for decay to penetrate their smile and cause pain. If this occurs, try flossing around the area and having them rinse with water to remove food debris. If pain still persists, give them over the counter pain medication and apply an ice pack until you can visit our office.
My Child Chipped or Broke a Tooth
If it’s a permanent tooth, try to find the broken pieces and store them in a safe place until your little one can get treatment. If the tooth becomes sharp, you can use dental wax or even a sugarless piece of gum to help your son or daughter avoid cutting the inside of their mouth. If there is pain, apply a cold compress to numb the area.
My Child Knocked Out a Baby Tooth
Losing baby teeth is normal, but if your son or daughter knocks one out too soon it could cause problems in the future. If this occurs, pick their tooth up by the crown, rinse it off, and bring it into our office. Do not try to replant the tooth as it could damage the adult tooth under the gums.
My Child Knocked Out a Permanent Tooth
If your child knocks out a permanent tooth, call our office right away. Pick it up by the crown and rinse it off carefully. You can store it in milk or water to keep it moist until you get to our office. You can also try to replant the tooth yourself if you think your child is able to hold it in place before seeing us.
How to Help Your Children Avoid Dental Emergencies
While dental emergencies can never be completely avoided, there are some steps you can take to minimize their occurrence for your children, including:
- Make sure they are brushing and flossing daily.
- Bring your children in for routine checkups and cleanings.
- Ensure that they use a mouthguard during physical activity or sports.
- Teach them to not use their teeth for anything other than eating or speaking.
The Cost of Your Child’s Dental Emergency
There are so many dental emergencies that can occur, which is why the cost for treatment can vary. The nest way to receive a precise cost estimate is to bring your child in. We will examine their smile and determine the right option before developing a personalized treatment plan that includes cost. Our friendly front desk staff is happy to answer any questions about insurance or financing you may have!