Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Dentistry located in Austin, TX
Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect it, especially with children. At Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Austin, Texas, board-certified pediatric dentist Reza Arzegar, DDS, and his expert team offer advanced emergency dentistry services. If your child experiences mouth trauma, tooth pain, or a loose or knocked out permanent tooth, book an appointment by phone or online with Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or simply walk in.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is dental care your child receives when time is of the essence and urgent treatment is necessary to prevent serious dental problems. Experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are highly trained to treat dental emergencies. They make time in their busy schedules for urgent same-day appointments.
What are the signs of a dental emergency?
Signs your child has a dental emergency requiring immediate treatment include:
- Loose or knocked out permanent tooth
- Heavy bleeding from the mouth
- Broken or missing filling or crown
- Cracks or chips in the teeth
- Tooth infections or swelling
- Tooth pain or aching
- Hot and cold sensitivity
- Tooth discoloration
- Visible hole in a tooth
If you’re unsure if your child’s injury requires immediate treatment, call the Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics office. Compassionate staff happily answer your questions.
What should I do during a dental emergency?
It’s important to stay calm during a dental emergency. If your child has a knocked out permanent tooth, keep the tooth moist and bring it with you to the dental office. If their mouth is bleeding, place pressure on the injury to slow or stop the bleeding.
Rinse the injured or infected area with warm water and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling until you arrive at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
What happens during emergency dentistry care?
It’s important to seek treatment at the first sign of a dental emergency. The Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team manages pain as soon as your child arrives. They assess the situation by examining their teeth and gums, taking dental X-rays if necessary, and reviewing your child's dental history, symptoms, and details if you are arriving due to mouth trauma.
Your child’s dentist tailors each treatment to your child’s unique needs. It might include:
- Filling or crown
- Root canal
- Sedation dentistry
- Tooth extraction
- Surgical repair
Prior to repairing your child’s teeth or gums, their dentist numbs the area so they don’t feel any pain. They also offer laughing gas to help your child feel relaxed. Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics providers clean the area and remove infection or decay before placing fillings or crowns on teeth.
Don’t let a dental emergency go untreated and lead to serious complications. Schedule an emergency dentistry appointment with the experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics by phone or online, or walk in today.