Regardless of the type of dental emergency, there are a few set steps a parent should take as a response. The first step is to seek immediate medical attention at an emergency room. If the child has any large cuts, broken bones or other injuries, then get to the emergency room as soon as possible. An emergency room will be able to treat all wounds and stop any bleeding.
If the child damages a tooth in the accident, an emergency room will be able to stop the bleeding, but will not be able to repair or even possibly save the tooth itself. Thus, once the child is able to return home and leave the emergency room, the parent needs to call an emergency dentist. As a Pediatric Dentist, not only can we repair, replace or save a damaged tooth, but we can also provide specialized emergency treatment for children. Several treatments that we offer our young patients include:
- Dental Sealants
- Dental Bonding
- Kids Dental Crowns
- Dental Restorations
- Cavity Treatments
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The child will already be shaken up from the accident and may have difficulty calming down. Visiting a General Dentist for emergency dental care may traumatize the child even more since a General Dentist is not necessarily kid-friendly. By visiting a Pediatric Dentist for emergency dental care, you can help the child relax and feel comfortable in a more welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Merlino has the necessary skills to provide the best and most effective form of emergency treatment for the child while using healthy methods to keep the child comfortable. Sedation dentistry is an option that we will consider when the child arrives at our office.
After the accident occurs, call our office and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If it is after hours, we will get back to you as soon as we can. It is crucial to receive treatment for a damaged or missing tooth as soon as possible. The longer a parent waits to seek treatment for the child, the greater chance that the child will not be able to repair the damage. Fortunately, we can treat the issue and ensure that regardless of the treatment decision the parent makes, that the child’s teeth are on the right track for strong oral health.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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