Pediatric Dental Emergencies
When horsing around goes too far, we can help! At Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer emergency dentistry to help accommodate for those times when your children have dental emergencies. If you’re not sure whether your child’s injury or accident is an emergency, please call us right away. We can help determine if they need immediate care!
A general rule of thumb when it comes to dental emergencies: if it hurts, it’s an emergency. Pain is the number-one indicator of whether or not to pick up the phone to see if your child needs emergency dentistry. The oral structures are supplied by a high number of nerves and blood vessels, so when an accident or injury occurs, it can be very painful!
The most common causes of dental emergencies are:
- Chips, cracks and fractures
- Infections Eating overly hot or cold foods
- Teeth grinding Heavy biting (which can cause the tooth to break)
- When a filling falls out
It’s important to get treatment right away if there is an emergency, as something that may seem small can affect multiple areas of the mouth. The fast the treatment, the less likely your child will lose a tooth or need extensive treatment.
What can emergency dentistry do for my child?
The first priority in most emergency dental situations is to reduce the pain. Once the pain is managed, we can move on to restoring the tooth or treating the source of the pain.
My child had their crown/filling knocked out but isn’t in pain. Is this an emergency?
It may be. When a dental crown or filling is lost, the tooth has lost its support and could suffer further damage. It’s important to restore the tooth against as quickly as possible.
How can I contact a Pediatric Emergency Dentist in Austin?
For an emergency dentist in Austin, you are already in the right place! Even if we are outside of our business hours, you can call us at (512) 234-3535 to schedule an emergency appointment.
Don’t wait for your child’s emergency to turn into something serious! For an emergency dentist in Austin, please call our dental office at (512) 234-3535 and let us know that you may have an emergency.