What is considered a pediatric dental emergency?
If you are searching for a Canton or Marietta, Georgia, area pediatric dentist that can help manage dental emergencies, it’s time to call Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Our providers offer same-day solutions and after-hours care for emergencies.
There are a few different types of dental emergencies that are considered to be pediatric dental emergencies. Some of the more common ones include:
- Toothaches: This is probably the most common type of pediatric dental emergency. If your child is complaining of a toothache, you should have them seen by a dentist as soon as possible. Toothaches can be caused by several things, including cavities, infection, and gum disease.
- Chipped or Broken Teeth: If your child has chipped or broken a tooth, it is important to have them seen by a dentist right away. Chipped or broken teeth can be very painful and may need to be repaired with a filling, crown, or other dental treatment.
- Knocked-Out Tooth: If your child has knocked out a tooth, find the tooth and bring it with you to the dentist whenever possible. The dentist may be able to reattach the tooth if it is brought in within a specific time frame.
- Objects Stuck in Teeth: If your child has an object stuck in their teeth, you must try to carefully remove the object. If you cannot remove the object, you should bring your child to the dentist so that they can remove it safely.
These are just a few of the more common pediatric dental emergencies. If you are ever unsure whether or not your child’s dental problem is an emergency, it is always best to err on the side of caution and bring them in to see a dentist right away. Our practice is happy to provide pediatric emergency dental care for new and returning patients.
Obtain emergency dental care today
The Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team in Canton and Marietta, GA, can assist with same-day service. Our emergency pediatric dentists can be reached at either location by calling (770) 800-8986 to request a visit for pediatric emergency dental care.