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Phoenix Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentist for Kids in Phoenix

When a child has a dental emergency that needs immediate attention, it is important to know what to do. The steps you take after an injury or other emergency can determine whether the tooth is saved or lost. At Total Kids Dental, we offer emergency dental treatment for kids in Phoenix and provide reliable advice for dental emergencies. 

If you have an urgent concern with your child’s teeth, and would like to know more about our Phoenix pediatric emergency dentistry services, please call (602) 610-0338 for an appointment

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Chipped, fractured, and knocked out teeth are among the most common dental emergencies in children. If your child’s tooth is knocked out, quick action is needed in order to save the tooth. The best thing you can do for the child, and the tooth, is to stay calm and follow a few important steps.

When a child’s tooth is knocked out:

  • Rinse the tooth with water
  • Do not scrub the tooth or use soap
  • Put the tooth in a jar or Ziplock back with water or milk
  • Take your child to the dentist immediately

The treatment at our office will depend on whether the tooth is a baby tooth or a permanent tooth. Baby teeth are generally not replanted to avoid damaging the permanent tooth that is developing. A permanent tooth will be replanted and splinted in place using a wire, depending on the condition of the tooth. Each injury is unique, so it is difficult to determine how well the tooth will respond to treatment.

Fractured or chipped teeth require attention from the pediatric dentist. The treatment depends on the severity of the damage and whether it is a baby or permanent tooth. We will examine your child’s tooth to determine the best treatment.

Emergency Care for Mouth Pain

We offer emergency dental treatment in Phoenix for mouth pain. if your child is experiencing dental pain, it is important to bring them in for an examination. In the meantime, you can use over-the-counter medications to help alleviate the pain. However, the root cause of the problem needs to be treated to stop the pain. Toothache is often due to cavities or infection. We can examine your child’s tooth and recommend the most effective treatment option.

Signs Your Child Needs Emergency Dental Care

Several signs may indicate that your child needs emergency dental care in Phoenix. These signs include the following:

  • Severe toothache or facial swelling, which could indicate an infection or abscess.
  • Bleeding from the mouth due to trauma or injury to the teeth or gums.
  • Dislodged or avulsed permanent teeth, requiring urgent intervention for a chance of successful re-implantation.
  • Prolonged pain or sensitivity after an initial dental procedure, indicating potential complications or infection.
  • Significant damage to the mouth from accidents, such as fractures to the jaw or extensive oral lacerations.

If you notice any of these signs, it's crucial to seek emergency dental care promptly to prevent further complications and ensure the well-being of your child's dental health. Trust our Phoenix emergency dentist with your child's dental emergencies. 

Preventing & Treating Dental Emergencies

In some cases, mouth injuries can be prevented. For example, many children suffer mouth injuries when participating in sports. We can help prevent many of these injuries with mouth guards. Other things you can do include making sure to use a car seat or seat belts when in the car and childproofing your home to minimize dental injuries.

If your child does sustain a mouth injury or experiences mouth pain, we have same day appointments available for emergency dental treatment in Phoenix. Please contact our office with any urgent dental concerns. We will schedule an appointment as quickly as possible and provide advice about what you can do until you can get to our office.  

Immediate Care for Dental Emergencies

Total Kids Dental understands the urgency of dental emergencies. Our experienced team is equipped to handle a wide range of emergencies promptly and effectively. With compassionate care and advanced techniques, we aim to alleviate pain and restore dental health as quickly as possible.

How Can I Prevent Dental Emergencies at Home?

Encourage your child to wear a mouthguard during sports activities, avoid chewing on hard objects, and maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, schedule routine dental check-ups with Total Kids Dental to detect and address any potential issues before they escalate into emergencies.

Give us a call today at (602) 610-0338 for more information regarding our emergency dentist for kids in Phoenix. 

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Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM

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