Emergency dental care when you need it most
No one plans on a dental emergency. But, like it or not, dental emergencies do happen. Children at play or in sports can often encounter unintended damage to their teeth such as chips, cracks, or accidentally lost teeth.
Regardless of the situation, your child needs dental care – fast! Contact the offices of Eastfield Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and bring your child in for an Emergency Dental appointment. We offer same-day service, quick pain relief, and effective dental solutions for your child in need.
Saving your child’s smile
Chips, cracks, and missing teeth are not just major inconveniences, but they can also affect the aesthetics of your child’s smile. Don’t worry! We will work hard to preserve your child’s teeth. Often the tooth can be saved and the damage repaired seamlessly with porcelain veneers that look just like their real teeth. In rare instances where the tooth cannot be saved, it is extracted. If it is a primary tooth, the tooth gap will be left for the permanent tooth to take its place. For young children, a gap in the tooth may not be a big deal as they often lose their baby teeth.
However, if a permanent tooth is lost there are options for seamless replacement. Bridges and dental implants are viable solutions that can fix your child’s smile. A bridge fills the gap between teeth but does not resemble a real tooth. Bridgework is less expensive than dental implants and can be the perfect solution to replacing hard-to-see molars.
Dental implants are more expensive, but they will last a lifetime, and resemble your child’s teeth. No one will be able to tell the difference and implants are specially designed to fit with the rest of their teeth.
Eliminate tooth pain
Sometimes dental emergencies occur not because of a sudden accident but because of a sudden onset of pain. Intense feelings of pain are always a sign something is wrong. Common causes include
- Temperature sensitivity
- Abscessed tooth
- Gingivitis damaged filling
- Cold sores
- Teeth grinding
If you are not immediately able to visit our offices, we recommend taking a pain reliever and avoiding irritating food and drink as long as possible. Don’t delay too long, as frequently, the pain will not abate on its own and avoiding it can lead to further complications.
Emergency root canals
Root canals can occur regardless of age. A root canal occurs when the casing that house the root of the tooth becomes infected. Eliminating the source of the infection is a top priority of a root canal. Root canals are often thought of as the most painful of dental procedures, but this is a Hollywood myth. Eastfield Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics strives to provide a pain-free experience. We offer a variety of oral sedation options that can help you can get the care that you need without a lot of worry and pain.
If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist near you that provides emergency services, contact us immediately at 704.875.9075.