Dental emergencies in children can arise for a number of reasons. There is always a chance that a hit or blow to the mouth or teeth could happen to a child because they are so active.These traumatic injuries can happen at home, in the playground, or on the playing field. Common injuries to the teeth and oral cavity seen in a pediatric dental office include everything from soft tissue lacerations of the lips, cheeks, or tongue to chipped, fractured, dislodged, or “knocked out” teeth. Equally frequent reasons for children to require urgent dental care are painful toothaches, dental infections, and mouth ulcerations. When a child has a dental emergency, they need quick and effective help to relieve their pain and keep their oral health and overall well-being safe.
Pediatric dentists are trained in all facets of dental care for children and are well equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies. They are skilled and kind, making kids feel safe and comfortable while they get their oral health and function back.