Pediatric Dentistry Help With Dental Emergencies
You can attempt to prevent wrestling or normal kid behavior all you want, but there may be times when accidents occur regardless. Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries, but sometimes something like a dislodged tooth can happen from roughhousing. Children are often known for being rambunctious and this activity can be the cause for less frequent, but more severe injuries such as a dislodged tooth which may simply be loosened. When it comes to treating this dental emergency our Edmond dentist is prepared to provide some much needed pediatric dentistry!
In the event that something like this should happen to your child, a visit to our family-friendly Edmond dentist should be an immediate plan. Call and make an appointment and we’ll try to get you in as soon as possible. Prior to arriving to our office, we recommend using a cold compress and over-the-counter medications to relieve pain. Do not attempt to pull the tooth out on your own as doing so could cause further complications!
Once you arrive at our dental office, get checked in, and get called back, our Edmond dentist will take a closer look to see if the dislodged tooth is still attached to the blood vessels and nerves. When a dislodged or loosened tooth remains attached it makes it less likely for root canal therapy to be utilized. Instead, our Edmond dentist may be able to reposition the tooth and add splints to stabilize it.
It is important to note that in the event that a dislodged tooth does not heal properly, a root canal might be required. Of course, we’ll properly prepare you and your child for this procedure before jumping right in.
If you have questions, a dental emergency, or want to know about any pediatric dentistry procedures, please contact our Edmond dentist at (405) 844-8445.