Dental Emergency Specialist

At Pediatric Dentists NYC, we're ready to provide dental emergency care for a wide array of issues, helping our pediatric patients in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, get the customized care they need to preserve their beautiful, healthy smiles.

Dental Emergency Details

What is a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies include any issue that requires immediate or prompt attention. Most dental appointments that occur outside of routine cleanings may be considered emergencies since they're often in response to an issue like pain or swollen gums. Even when an issue doesn't cause pain or other symptoms, it can still be considered an emergency. The most common pediatric dental emergencies include:

  • broken teeth
  • adult teeth that are lost or knocked out
  • cracked or chipped teeth
  • sore teeth
  • sore gums
  • lost fillings
  • dental infections
  • facial swellings
  • spontaneous tooth pain
  • jaw injuries 

What should I do if my child loses an adult tooth?

If your child loses an adult tooth, try to gently place it back in the socket if you can. If you can't, place it between the child's cheek and gum or, if you're concerned they might swallow it, place it in some milk and call the dentist immediately or take your child to the emergency room. Do not touch the tooth root, which can be easily damaged. Many teeth can be placed back in the socket as long as the child is treated right away.

My child plays soccer; should they have a mouthguard?

Yes. Participation in virtually any sport requires a mouthguard to ensure your child avoids impact injuries that can cause teeth to be cracked, broken, chipped, knocked loose or knocked out entirely. If your child needs a mouthguard, the dentist can provide guidance in selecting one that's just right for your child's needs.

What else can I do to avoid dental emergencies?

Make sure your child's teeth are as healthy as possible with regular dental checkups and proper brushing and flossing routines. Tell your child not to chew ice or bite hard candy, and never to use their teeth as tools.

 

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