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With children, life is unpredictable. Though it’s something you always want to prevent, there are occasions when your child may require emergency dental care. If this is ever the case, you can count on The Smiley Tooth Pediatric Dental Specialists, an emergency pediatric dentist in Frisco, TX.

Common Dental Emergencies

The most common dental emergencies result from trauma to the teeth after an accident or a sudden toothache. In either of these cases, your child may experience difficulties with speaking, an inability to eat, or continue with normal tasks, such as attending school.

Children are imaginative and full of energy, so accidents are bound to happen. If your child suffers a traumatic injury to their teeth, especially if a tooth has been broken, an emergency dental visit may be needed.

Toothaches are another common reason your child may require emergency dental care. When your child complains of a toothache, this is a sign that there might be a diseased tooth that has progressed enough to cause pain. In these cases, an emergency dental visit can help immediately address the discomfort and save your child’s teeth.

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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

In certain cases, prevention might not be possible. Accidents happen, especially with children. However, there are some measures you can take to make sure your child’s dental health is in top shape.
  • If your child engages in contact sports, you should ensure protective gear is always used. This might mean reminding and staying on top of them during their games and practices.
  • Modeling good oral hygiene can help prevent toothaches.
  • Follow up with your children to make sure they’re taking good care of their teeth on a daily basis.
  • Bring them in for their regular cleanings and checkups so your dentist can keep a good eye on their teeth and alert you if they notice any abnormalities.

How to Respond to Pediatric Dental Emergencies

When a pediatric dental emergency occurs, it can be challenging to think on your feet. But we are here to help when disaster strikes.  

If you’re dealing with a traumatic injury and your child has chipped or broken a tooth, make sure to save the pieces of the tooth because we may be able to reattach them. Use milk or the Save-A-Tooth solution to keep the broken pieces moist during transport. 

Dental emergencies are scary for all parties involved. Getting your child to our dental office quickly can help bring relief to your child and bring back your peace of mind knowing your child is in good hands. 

Frequently asked Questions

Emergency Dental Care

Follow the guidelines listed above, and call our office immediately. We will do our best to get your child seen quickly.
It can be. There are many reasons for toothaches. If your child is complaining about their teeth hurting, call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.