About Toronto Kids Emergency Dental Care Services
What calls for urgent dental attention in children? It’s any unexpected oral injury or a dental issue that demands immediate care.
Have you ever met a child who’s never needed urgent dental care? Then you’ve probably encountered the tooth fairy, too!
Children are naturally curious, full of energy, and sometimes, let’s admit it, a bit uncoordinated. This can lead to various dental mishaps, such as cracked, damaged, or even dislodged teeth, as well as other mouth-related injuries.
Be it a mishap on the playground, a sudden trip, accidents during sports, or an unexpected severe toothache – all these situations might necessitate immediate dental care for your child.
The truth is such incidents are bound to occur at some point. When they happen, you’ll want to consult our emergency pediatric dentist right away.
That’s why we’ve designed a flexible schedule in our pediatric dental clinic. We always leave some slots free in our daily appointments to cater to those sudden dental surprises.
Emergency Dental Care FACTS
Some prevalent reasons why your child may urgently require a visit to an emergency pediatric dentist include:
There’s nothing quite like an excruciating toothache or other pains in the mouth to make your little one miserable – and keep both you and them up at night! A fairly common occurrence for many children, oral aches and pains can be caused by a number of factors, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Plaque buildup
- Damaged teeth
- Emerging new teeth
- Debris lodged between teeth
- And more…
If your child expresses or exhibits signs of dental pain, here are some immediate relief steps:
- Inspect the mouth for swelling, redness, or any irregularities.
- Floss thoroughly to remove trapped food.
- Rinse the mouth with lukewarm salt water.
- Apply a cold pack near the affected region, and administer suitable children’s pain relief if needed.
Persistent pain? Contact our emergency pediatric dentist right away. For urgent situations, ring our clinic at (416) 224-7228. We’re here to resolve the issue!
KNOCKED-OUT BABY TEETH
If a child experiences severe trauma leading to a knocked-out tooth, first ensure there’s no concussion or head injury. If there’s any doubt, dial 911 or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
However, if it’s just a knocked out baby tooth, don’t fret too much. These teeth have shallow roots, minimizing the risk of lasting damage. While these teeth were meant to fall out eventually, it’s still wise to consult an emergency pediatric dentist to check for damage to surrounding teeth or tissues. Our advanced digital X-rays can detect unseen issues.
KNOCKED-OUT PERMANENT TEETH
Prioritizing head injuries is crucial. If there’s no major injury and a permanent tooth is lost, try to preserve it. Handle the tooth by the crown, rinse it gently, and store it in a clean container with milk or saline solution. Seek an emergency dental appointment within the hour, if possible.
Reach us at (416) 224-7228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember, this isn’t the moment to point fingers at your child; the pain is punishment enough.
PREMATURELY LOOSE BABY TEETH
If a child’s milk tooth becomes loose due to an accident (and not natural reasons), seek emergency dental care promptly. Our team at Toronto Kids Dental can evaluate the tooth and address the situation appropriately.
CRACKED OR CHIPPED TEETH
Cracked or chipped teeth, though common, need attention. Signs include a change in tooth color, inflamed gums, or heightened sensitivity. It’s essential to address these to maintain optimal oral health.
OTHER CHILD DENTAL EMERGENCY SERVICES
If your child shows signs of dental distress with no clear cause, don’t hesitate to call us at (416) 224-7228. There’s no need for you to wonder about the root issue when our team can determine it and alleviate both your child’s pain and your worries.
The Toronto Kids Dental Difference
Every emergency dental situation for children, as outlined above, can be swiftly, effectively, and gently addressed by our specialized pediatric dentist. Beyond our expertise in dental care, our specialty lies in pediatric dentistry, ensuring that children feel at ease and joyful during their visit.
Our dedicated emergency dental crew will evaluate not only the immediate concern but also your child’s age-appropriate tooth development, the extent of the injury, and any potential impact on surrounding teeth. Such a comprehensive examination ensures the prevention of long-term damage, paving the way for your child’s lifelong oral health and many cheerful smiles!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dental emergency?
A dental crisis pertains to any oral situation that demands prompt intervention. Examples could be injuries to the mouth, a dislodged or unsteady tooth, intense discomfort, bleeding, swelling, or a tooth infection or abscess.
Is a cracked tooth a dental emergency?
Often, a tooth that's chipped, broken, or fractured doesn't qualify as an emergency unless the innermost part or root of the tooth becomes visible, elevating the infection risk.
What to do in case of dental emergency?
When confronted with a dental emergency, whether it affects the teeth, gums, jawbone, or mouth's soft regions, it's crucial to contact your dental professional right away. Describing your symptoms will help them determine if immediate care is necessary.
How much is emergency dental treatment?
Within standard operating hours, the expense linked to emergency dental services typically mirrors that of a routine dental check-up. However, you might incur slightly higher charges for urgent dental treatments that are needed outside the usual hours.