Like any medical emergencies, dental emergencies require immediate quality care. If there is a great deal of pain, visible swelling, discolored teeth or gums, a tooth has been broken or knocked out, or your child has experienced other mouth or jaw trauma affecting teeth or gums, seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible.
Sports impact, chewing hard food, using teeth as tools, and infections can all result in dental emergencies. If you aren’t sure whether your child’s situation is an emergency, call us and together we will determine the next step. Above all, try to stay calm, and remember no parent can be everywhere all the time. Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry is here to help!
Here are some instructions to help with specific situations that may help save your child’s tooth or teeth by preserving the tooth or tooth pieces and surrounding affected tissues. Use your best judgment to determine whether you should go to the emergency room before calling Dr. Kucera – you can always call us from the hospital – but please call Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry as soon as you can.
If your child has a dental emergency during office hours, bring them to our office immediately. If there is a dental emergency outside office hours, call our number and follow the instructions. Dr. Michelle Kucera at Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry is on call for dental emergencies after hours.