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Kids’ Dental Emergencies

If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, such as a broken tooth, severe toothache, or a lost filling or crown, please call our office at (214) 785-7547 right away. We will make arrangements to see your child as soon as possible – whether your child is a new or existing patient. 

What to Expect

Our pediatric dentist will evaluate your child’s condition and determine an immediate treatment plan to address the emergency condition. The office team will work together to reduce your child’s anxiety and quickly complete treatment. Our goal is to create a happier, healthier patient by addressing your child’s emergency effectively and efficiently.


EMERGENCY FAQ

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+ What if my child has a toothache?

If your child is experiencing pain or discomfort with a tooth, we will get them into the office for an exam and x-ray. We will evaluate what is causing the discomfort and create a treatment plan to correct the situation. If time allows and the child’s pain warrants treatment at that time, it will be completed once the parent has agreed to the treatment plan. Sometimes due to infection, treatment cannot be completed that day. If antibiotic treatment is needed, we will prescribe one to you and will schedule treatment at a time that is safe and comfortable for your child.

+ What do I do if my child falls and knocks out a tooth?

The most important thing to do is to stay calm. If the tooth is a primary (or baby) tooth, leave it out and call our office. Primary teeth are not re-inserted into the mouth. However, if the tooth is a permanent tooth, try to find the tooth. Remember to hold the tooth by the crown (the exposed part in the mouth) and not the root (the section on the tooth that attaches into the gum). If you are able, slide the tooth back into the gum where it came out. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place it in a cup of milk and call our office as soon as possible.

+ What do I do if we have an emergency on the weekend or at night?

In the event of a true dental emergency one of the dentists on call may be reached at any time 24 hours a day by calling 214-785-7547 and following the prompts to contact our dental team.

+ Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek?

Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding, apply firm pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to the emergency room.

+ What do I do to prevent a dental injury while my child plays sports?

We recommend your child wears a soft plastic mouth guard while playing sports. Many accidents happen during sporting events and practice. Majority of these cases could have been prevented or the injury lessened by simply wearing protection. Any commercial mouth guard can be purchased and are effective if worn properly.