What to Do if Your Kid Has a Dental Emergency
As a parent, watching your child experiencing any type of emergency, including a dental emergency, can cause quite a bit of panic. Moreover, if you panic, your child might also panic, even if the injury is not that severe. Although it may be hard, it is important to remain calm in the event of a dental emergency. Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry is here to help.
There are several different types of dental emergencies that your child might experience. These emergencies include:
Taking Care at Home
When your child experiences a dental emergency, there are things that you can do at home. What you should do depends on the exact situation.
Calling the Office
We can treat some different dental injuries right here in our office. It is important after providing your child with immediate care at home that you call our office immediately. We will do our best to get your child in as soon as possible. If the injury occurs after hours or during the weekend, you can still call. If you do not think that the emergency can wait until the next business day, then you should head to the emergency room.
How Can I Help My Child Avoid a Dental Emergency?
You can help your child avoid dental emergencies. If they play sports, make sure that they have a properly fitting sports guard. Make sure that they do not use their teeth to open packaging. Reduce trip hazards in the home and make sure that your child does not run with objects in their mouth. It is also crucial that you bring your child in for regular dental cleanings and exams every six months to make sure that their mouth is healthy. Additionally, you could prepare a dental emergency kit complete with gauze, a small cup, mouthwash, floss, and a cold compress. Keep it near your regular emergency kit for easy access.
While it is hard to see your child in pain, it is important that you remain calm. If your child has experienced a dental emergency, call Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry at 360-659-8100, 360-863-8700, 425-367-4149, 360-339-8000 for more information today.
We Look Forward To Meeting You
Our front office staff is happy to discuss our services with you. Our dentists are here to serve your children and teens. For more information, contact one of our multiple Seattle area offices.
919 State Ave #104
Marysville, WA 98270
Phone: (360) 659-8100
9421 N Davies Road, Suite A,
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Phone: (425) 367-4149
14090 Fryelands Blvd Suite 348, Monroe, WA 98272
Phone: (360) 863-8700
7104 265th Street NW. #110
Stanwood, WA 98292
Phone: (360) 339-8000