As much as parents would like to have control over every single thing their child does, accidents happen. Concerning accidents, we may not always be able to foresee an oncoming danger, but we can always prepare for the worst. Dental emergencies are no different and can actually happen quite frequently. There are a few conditions that we see more often than others, and with that said, today’s articles will be focusing mainly on those three incidents.
There are a few reasons you may need to call the kids emergency dentist, let’s take a look at three of them:
Toothaches – toothaches are one of the most common amongst people of all ages to seek emergency dental care. This is also true for adolescents and children.
Knocked out teeth – If your child is involved in a contact sport, games, workouts, and practices make them more susceptible to dental avulsion. However, any child who’s playing and not being careful can also run the risk of knocking out one of their teeth.
Broken teeth – A broken tooth, also known as a crown fracture, is the damage to the most visible part of the tooth above the gum line. This kind of fracture should not be taken lightly, and immediate emergency care should be sought immediately.
It is not uncommon for parents to freak out and panic more quickly than the child experiencing the accident. In most cases, it’s best to call and explain the situation to a dental professional so that we can help the parent assess whether or not it’s necessary to seek emergency dental help.
At Urbach Pediatric Dentistry in Houston, TX, we don’t want any of our patients or their parents to feel overwhelming worry when faced with a dangerous accident. Feel free to keep our number saved in your phone just in case something comes up. Assuming we’re open, you can always be sure we’re more than happy to see you in a moments notice.