Pediatric Dental Emergency
At at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry we understand that dental emergencies occur often, especially with the unpredictability that can accompany kids of all ages. If there is a sudden problem, we are more than happy to help you and your family to find the best solution.
For a parent, though it is easy to panic, you must remain calm for your child’s sake, and contact us as soon as possible at (510) 543-0606. We can direct you from there on what is the best course of action for you and your child. No matter the issue, we are here to help!
Dental Emergency? Where to Start?
Dealing with a dental emergency can be scary and quite stressful, particularly if you have never dealt with one before. It is common for kids to chip or crack teeth, bite their tongue, or even get a tooth knocked out.
After these precautions are taken, call us at (510) 543-0606 to see what to do next. We will walk you through the process.
Can a Lost Tooth be Restored?
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to restore a tooth that has been knocked out in some event. If this happens to you, take the steps listed above, then the following:
We will then assess if it can be repositioned and will do so if possible. Often, a root canal is necessary after the re-implanting of the tooth. Other times, a tooth is dislodged rather than lost. In these cases, they are often repairable with a splint rather than a root canal.
Questions about Pediatric Dental Emergencies?
If you are lost or confused, give Alameda Pediatric Dentistry a call today at (510) 543-0606. We can help you straight away if an emergency takes place. A good tip to avoid this from happening would be to wear a mouthguard during any physical or contact-heavy activity.
If you are in need of immediate medical attention after our hours of operation, please seek help in an emergency room.