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 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 to be a true dental emergency.
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 are 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.
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