Emergency Dental Treatment for Kids
Seeing your child in pain isn’t something any parent ever wants to experience. Unfortunately, dental pain or emergencies may be one of the most excruciating things your child ever has happen to them. Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry is here to help when you need us the most.
Call Us Right Away
We set aside time each day to accommodate emergency appointments, whether or not we have seen your child before. The sooner you can get here, the faster we can help your child get out of pain.
After Hours Calls
Our current patients can reach us after hours by calling the number on our answering machine. The call will go straight through to one of our pediatric dentists, who will talk you through what steps to take next.
Common Dental Emergencies We Treat
Not sure whether or not your situation warrants itself as an emergency, or your child is in pain but you aren’t sure what to do? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Knocked Out or Chipped Teeth — When possible, locate the tooth fragment and immediately place it into a cup of milk or contact solution. Whole teeth can be gently rinsed and placed back into the socket, if possible. Bring the tooth to our office immediately. If the tooth is bumped, let us know if signs of discoloration or mobility begin to develop.
- Facial Swelling or Swelling Along the Gums — A pimple or bump along the gums is indicative of a dental abscess. All dental abscesses should be taken seriously as they can lead to pain and systemic infection. When in doubt, call our office and your child will be seen as soon as possible.
- Pain When Eating — If your child is unable to bite or chew his or her food, it can prevent them from having a balanced diet and may be a signal that something is wrong with a specific tooth. Schedule an exam right away.
When in doubt, it’s best to call our Princeton area children’s dentists to put your mind at ease.