Emergency Dentistry

Queen Creek, Arizona

Accidents happen, especially with active and curious kids. When it comes to dental emergencies, knowing what to do and when to seek help can make all the difference in your child's oral health. Our team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry is fully prepared and equipped to provide urgent dental care services. If your child experiences a dental emergency, please call our office in Queen Creek for guidance!

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is a situation requiring urgent attention to relieve pain, save a tooth, treat an infection, or stop bleeding. It can be anything from a severe toothache to a knocked-out tooth. If you believe your child may be experiencing a dental emergency, contact your trusted team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry. We will evaluate the situation and help you determine the best course of action.

At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we offer same-day appointments to ensure your child receives prompt care when it matters the most. If a dental emergency happens after hours, call our office, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Note: If your child has lost consciousness, has uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth, has multiple injuries that do not involve the teeth, or has a life-threatening emergency, don’t wait. Call 911 for assistance or head to your nearest hospital emergency room.

What Are Common Dental Emergencies?

The following are some of the most common dental emergencies we treat right here at our Queen Creek practice: 

Tooth Pain: Have your child rinse with warm water and use floss to remove any food particles that may be stuck and causing the pain. If the pain persists and there's swelling, cold compresses can help. Contact our office for emergency dental care.

Tooth Infection: Signs of infection include pain, a bump on the gums that looks like a pimple, facial swelling, and sometimes even fever. A tooth infection is a serious matter requiring urgent care. Make sure to contact our office for an emergency appointment.

Knocked-Out Tooth: We do not replant baby teeth as this can cause damage to their permanent replacements, but it's essential to have them evaluated. If, however, your child knocks out a permanent tooth, time is of the essence. The sooner the tooth is treated, the better the outcomes. After calling for an emergency appointment, pick up the tooth by its crown, gently remove any debris, and try to return it to its socket. If that's not possible, place it in a container of milk to keep it moist and bring it with you to your child’s appointment.

Chipped, Fractured, or Otherwise Damaged Tooth: Rinse your child's mouth with warm water, collect any pieces of the tooth, and bring them with you to your child's emergency appointment. Meanwhile, cold compresses can help alleviate any swelling or discomfort.

How Can You Prevent Dental Emergencies?

While it's impossible to prevent dental emergencies altogether, there are things you can do to help. Encourage your child to brush and floss regularly and limit sugary foods and drinks to lower the risk of tooth decay, which, if not treated, can progress and require emergency dental care. If your child is engaged in high-impact sports, wearing a mouth guard can prevent dental trauma from an accidental blow to the face.

Make sure to visit Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry for routine dental exams and cleanings. We will treat any dental issues as they arise, lowering the risk of dental emergencies resulting from deep decay or untreated infections.

Pediatric Emergency Dentistry Near Me in Queen Creek, AZ

At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can cause pain and anxiety. Our pediatric dentist and compassionate team are committed to ensuring our young patients are as comfortable as possible while receiving the highest quality care. We’re all about restoring healthy, pain-free smiles.

If your child experiences a dental emergency or if you have any concerns, please call us at 480-896-7800 to schedule an appointment today!

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