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Little Bytes Services

Emergency Dentistry

No one wants to see their child in pain because of a toothache.
We offer emergency dentistry for kids in the Palo Alto area to resolve urgent issues because we know that dental emergencies can strike at any time.
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What Is a Dental Emergency?

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Dental emergencies are oral health issues that must be handled right away.

There are several reasons why someone might need emergency dental services. Some of the most common are severe toothaches and broken teeth. Delaying treatment for these problems could result in more extensive damage and prolonged pain.

Little Bytes Pediatric Dentistry can handle your child's dental emergency by offering some of the best local dental care. This includes treating infected teeth and placing fillings, extractions, and dental crowns.

When Do I Need Emergency Dental Services?

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Pediatric dental emergencies can occur at any time; they might result from a fall or other sudden injury. These emergencies can be scary for the children and parents, especially if there is bleeding around their teeth or they have a tooth knocked out.

Understanding common dental emergencies will help you know when to call for emergency care and when to visit an emergency room. Common pediatric dental emergencies include the following:

  • ✓ An infected baby tooth

  • ✓ A fractured or broken tooth

  • ✓ A knocked-out tooth

Although a chipped tooth may cause your child some discomfort, it may not be considered a true dental emergency.

Should I Take My Child to the ER for a Toothache?

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A broken jaw or severe bleeding from the mouth are reasons to take your child to the emergency room. However, discomfort from a toothache, extensive decay, or broken teeth is better treated in our dental office.

We have a knowledgeable staff with experience treating emergencies like these. Our office also has special tools that an emergency room may not have.

Can the Emergency Room Help with Tooth Problems?

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Most emergency rooms aren't equipped to provide dental care and emergency room doctors are not trained in dental medicine. An emergency room doctor can stabilize a patient, control bleeding, and provide antibiotics, but it is best to see a trained pediatric dentist for children’s dental emergencies.

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Prevention Is the Best Tool

The best way to prevent a dental emergency is to visit your dentist for routine exams and use a mouthguard to prevent dental injury while playing sports.

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Location & Hours

Little Bytes

Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Se Habla Español

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