Common Types of Dental Emergencies
Wondering if your child’s dental problem consitutes as an emergency? Here are just some scenarios that require immediate treatment:
- Broken Tooth
- Excessive Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out
- Chronic Cold Sores
- Knocked-Out Adult Tooth
- Severe Toothache or Sore Gums
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
Does your practice offer sedation?
Yes! Our practice proudly offers a variety of sedation options to ensure that your little one feels comfortable and relaxed, especially when an emergency is at hand. We provide nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia depending on your child’s level of anxiety and complexity of treatment.
What should I do before I get to your office?
After making sure that your child’s health isn’t in danger and that they don’t need to go to the emergency room, please call our office. Our team can guide you through your next steps to ensure that you’re taking the right course of action before getting to us. For example, if your child’s permanent tooth gets knocked out, you should gently clean it off and put it back in the socket if possible. If not, you need to transport it in a cup of milk to our office. Usually, a tooth’s health is at risk when in an emergency situation. The sooner you get to us, the sooner we can potentially save your child’s tooth.
Does insurance cover emergency dental visits?
It depends. Each insurance plan has different policies regarding emergency dentistry. If you’d like, you can call our office and we can look into your coverage for you. If you’re not covered, we can go over our flexible financial options to help you fit urgent dental care into your budget!