Dental emergencies refer to 2 broad categories of events:
1. Unexpected traumas, such as a tooth being "knocked out" or broken. Between contact sports and just exploring their worlds, children can have an accident at any time.
2. Infection, such as a sudden-onset acute pain and/or swelling that can occur in the mouth.
Without regular dental exams, cavities can form and invade all the way into the nerve of the tooth before a child ever complains of anything amiss. Such events can result in an emergency visit to PlayWell Pediatric Dentistry. Dental emergencies can be serious and should not be ignored as they can worsen very quickly. With same-day appointments, Dr. Jadin can get to the bottom of what's happening and start treatment to get your child back to optimal health as soon as possible.
Give us a call at (262) 456-5346 to schedule your child's emergency dental appointment today!
It may feel like second nature to panic and feel anxious when your child has experienced a dental emergency, but it’s important to remain calm. Panicking will only create more stress for your child, so keep a clear head and follow the next two steps to keep things under control.
To control any bleeding, use clean gauze, cotton balls, or paper towels and be sure to apply gentle but firm pressure to the area. If your child is in pain, apply an ice pack externally to the cheek. You could also give your child an over-the-counter medication like Tylenol or Motrin (as indicated and as suitable per your child's medical history).
Give us a call right away at (262) 456-5346 to schedule a same-day emergency appointment with Dr. Jadin. Our team can help you determine the severity of the situation and how to care for them until you get to our office where we can restore your child's stable oral health.
Accidents and emergencies happen. We’re here to help with same-day care. Whether your child has suffered a severe dental accident, has swelling, or a throbbing toothache that won’t go away, don't hesitate to call us at (262) 456-5346. Even if you’re unsure if your child’s situation constitutes an “emergency” or not, we’re here to help and make sure your kiddo gets the care they need, fast. Texting us at the same number with a photo of your child's tooth is often helpful.
When your child knocks out a tooth unexpectedly, the first thing to do is to ensure the safety and health of your child and check for the tooth to assess whether it may have been aspirated (choked on). Find the tooth if possible and touch it only by the crown (the part you see in the mouth) and not the root (the part that should be in the gums/bone). Then promptly contact Dr. Jadin and keep the tooth in milk if you believe it to be a permanent tooth. Treat gum bleeding by gently applying pressure to that area with a gauze or clean washcloth. Be sure to call our office at (262) 456-5346 to schedule an emergency appointment.
If your child has broken or chipped a tooth, first manage any risks to your child's safety; find the piece of the chipped tooth and keep it stored in milk. If the gums or the tooth inside is starting to bleed, apply a small moist towel to their tooth and apply gentle but firm pressure and, if old enough, tell them to bite down gently for 10-15 minutes. If your child's face starts to swell, apply a cold compress to their cheek. Don’t hesitate to call (262) 456-5346 to speak with our team and get same-day care. When you see Dr. Jadin, it is important to bring the fragment of the broken tooth.
If your child is naturally losing a baby tooth, this is completely normal and does not require an emergency dental appointment. However, if one of their teeth becomes loose and is bleeding after an oral injury and/or you believe it to be a permanent tooth, it may be cause for an appointment to assess the situation. The best thing to do is to call (262) 456-5346 for a consultation with Dr. Jadin. He will examine your child’s tooth and determine the appropriate course of action.
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