Know How to Get Emergency Dental Care for Your Child
In the case of a dental emergency or accident, finding care for your child is important. If you leave injuries untreated, they can lead to serious damage later in life. For true dental emergencies, you should call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room.
At Kool Smiles, we offer extended and weekend hours so we can treat children with routine and non-life threatening emergency needs. Call Kool Smiles today to find your local dental office and get care for your child.
Types of Dental Emergencies
When your child complains about a pain, ache, or other mouth concern, it could be because of several reasons. Some examples of common dental emergencies include:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Partially or fully knocked out teeth
- Lost filling or crown
- Object stuck between teeth
- Broken or loose braces, wires, brackets or bands
- Swollen red gums or growths at the roots or between teeth
- Injury to tongue, cheek, gums or lips
Even if there's only a little pain, it's important to seek care for your child. If you think your child is having severe pain or experiencing bleeding, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Get Emergency Care at Kool Smiles
If a current Kool Smiles patient needs treatment during regular hours, we encourage parents to call the local office before coming in. This can help us prepare for your child's emergency before your arrival, so we can quickly treat your child's injury.
Current patients who need treatment after business hours can call us to be directed to our on-call dentist. If your child is not a current Kool Smiles patient, we encourage you to call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.
Get Emergency Dental Care at Kool Smiles
For more information about our emergency dental services, give us a call today.