Pediatric Emergencies

When your child is having a dental emergency, every moment matters. It’s crucial to give them the care they need as soon as possible. Contact us right away to speak with our team and save that little smile! Unsure if your kiddo is having a dental emergency? Keep reading.

pediatric Dental Emergencies in Verona
pediatric Dental Emergencies in Verona

Why Should My Child Get Emergency Dental Care?

First, getting emergency dental care gets your child out of pain. Toothaches, broken teeth, and other dental problems can cause serious pain that interferes with school, sports, and more. Getting care from our office will eliminate their pain and let them resume their normal routine. You and your child will also avoid further complications, which can save you both time and money. And most importantly, you’ll get peace of mind, knowing your child’s mouth is healthy once again.

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Rest assured that your child is receiving specialized care with Dr. Steve, our Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. To be recognized by The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, doctors must undergo extensive training in the pediatric field, including how to best manage pediatric dental emergencies, and pass a rigorous exam in addition to their standard dental degrees.

Problem-Focused Exams

When issues arise, our team can perform problem-focused exams (also known as limited exams) to help address the issues. Limited exams allow us to focus on what’s hurting or injured so we can get your kiddo out of pain fast.

After Hours Emergencies

Dental emergencies don’t always strike during regular business hours. If your child is having a dental emergency outside of our normal hours, give us a call so they can get the care they need, when they need it most.

Same-day Appointments

During a dental emergency, everything can happen so fast. If your little one needs help right away, give us a call so we can be prepared to provide immediate care for your child.

The Benefits of Immediate Emergency Dental Care

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Relief From Pain & Discomfort

A broken tooth, a pulled-out crown, or a toothache can cause lots of pain. And the only way to eliminate this pain is with proper dental care from an experienced pediatric dentist. Once your child gets treatment at our office, they can get back to their normal routine without pain, crying, and distractions.

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Prevent More Complications

As a rule, the longer you wait to get help for your child, the worse their condition will be, and more extensive treatment may be required as a best effort to save the tooth. Waiting to treat an infected tooth may lead to tooth loss, or even other serious complications like sepsis, a potentially life-threatening reaction to a serious infection.

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Save Time & Money

The sooner you get help, the more affordable your child’s care will be. For example, repairing a broken tooth can be cheaper than extracting it. If you see a dentist as soon as you notice your child’s issue, your budget will thank you.

Emergency Exam Includes
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Necessary X-Rays
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Focused Exam
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Treatment Plan

Here when they need it most

No one plans to have a dental emergency, and that’s why we offer affordable emergency exams for kids. There’s no need for your child to wait in pain. Reach out to our team for care today.

The Emergency Dentistry Treatment Process

Call For An Appointment

As soon as you notice your child’s dental emergency, please give our office a call. We’ll discuss your problem with you, and schedule an appointment with your dentist ASAP. We can also give you some tips on how to deal with your emergency until it’s time for your little one’s appointment.

Emergency Exam

Once you come to our office, the dentist will take a look at your child’s mouth. They will get to the bottom of your issue, and determine the right treatment for your child’s condition.

Treating Your Child’s Condition

Every child is different, and so is every dental emergency. A few common emergency dental treatments include nerve treatment, dental fillings, dental crowns, tooth extractions, and splints for loose or knocked-out teeth. Your child’s dentist will make sure that they get the appropriate care for their condition.

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Did you know?

If your child loses a baby tooth early, this is a serious emergency, especially if it is a canine or molar. The baby teeth help form the paths the adult teeth take when they erupt.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

What should I do if my child’s dental work falls out?

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Collect the filling, crown, or other piece of dental work and place it in a plastic baggie. Then, call us so we can address it as soon as possible. It may be possible to reattach a crown instead of completely replacing it.

What should I do if my child has chipped, broken or cracked a tooth?

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First, treat their discomfort and bleeding. Then, contact us for a same-day appointment. Even minor tooth damage can cause hairline fractures and these fractures could lead to infections and other complications. After consulting with your child’s dentist, they can determine the best treatment for restoring the damaged tooth, and ensure your child’s smile remains healthy and strong.

What should I do if my child has a loose tooth?

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If a baby tooth has come loose and it’s not due to an oral injury, you don’t have to do anything. Baby teeth are meant to fall out eventually, so this is natural.

However, if one of their teeth becomes loose and is bleeding after an oral injury, it may not be ready to fall out yet. The best thing to do is to get a consultation with your child’s dentist to have their mouth examined, and determine the best course of action.

What should I do if my child knocks out a tooth?

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Knocked-out baby teeth are not usually replaced, even if they’re lost prematurely. If it’s a baby tooth, your child will need to come into our office to have their mouth examined and cleaned to prevent infection.

For an adult tooth, though, you need to get help immediately. Recover the tooth, gently rinse it, holding it only by the crown instead of the root. Try to gently place it back in the socket, but if that isn't possible, place it instead in a container of cold milk. Call us so we can prepare, and come to our office immediately. Time is of the essence in this situation.

What should I do about a severe toothache?

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A severe toothache could indicate that your child has a deep cavity or an infected tooth. You should schedule a consultation at our office right away, as these are both serious dental emergencies that will only get worse without proper treatment.

Dr. Stephen Prieve

Every Child Deserves to Smile

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