In a dental emergency, it’s important you seek urgent pediatric dental care sooner rather than later since it could save your child’s tooth. Dr. Sara Bukhari provides urgent pediatric dental services for children at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona. The hardworking group of medical professionals do their best to help when you and your child need it most and provide same-day appointments for emergency dental care and phone calls answered around the clock. You can rely on Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry for your child’s urgent dental needs. Visit the office as soon as you can or call to speak with a friendly dental professional.
Some of the main reasons for urgent dental care visits for both children and adults include accidents that damage the tooth and persistent, painful toothache.
There are ways you can help to protect your child from a dental emergency, such as making them wear a mouthguard during high-impact activities and encouraging them to be more careful when being active. Some hard foods like candy are a choking hazard and can crack and damage teeth, so it helps to warn your child about these risks.
In a dental emergency, the most important step is to seek the right medical care if your child has any one of these conditions:
If your child has a toothache, clean the affected area and rinse their mouth with warm salt water to dislodge any food and bacteria. You can also apply a cold compress to their cheek. If your child has a toothache, contact Dr. Bukhari immediately.
If your child’s tongue, cheek, or lip has been cut or bitten, place ice on the affected area and a clean cloth over it with pressure if it bleeds. This should stop the bleeding, but if it persists for more than 15 minutes, visit your nearest emergency room right away.
If your child’s tooth is broken or knocked out, rinse the affected area with warm water and apply a cold compress. Call the Kids Klub office and gather the bits of broken tooth or teeth if possible and bring it with you to Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry. Be careful not to touch the tooth root and pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it well.
Place the tooth back in the socket if you can and hold it in place with a gauze or clean cloth. If you can’t put the tooth back, place it in a cup of milk or water and visit Dr. Bukhari as soon as you can.
If your child has a broken jaw, use any long piece of cloth, such as a towel or tie, tie their jaws shut so the jaws don’t move, and visit your nearest emergency room.
Toothaches in children are typically caused by:
Same-day urgent dental appointments are available. If you need quality urgent dental care, call or visit Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry right away.