Are You Unsure If Your Child Requires Emergency Dental Care?
Although it is easy to panic when your child is confronted with what seems to be a dental crisis, it is important to know that not all accidents need emergency dental care. However, when a true dental emergency presents itself and your child needs urgent treatment, it is critical that you have a dentist which is dependable and offers quick and compassionate care. Dr. Sona Isharani offers emergency dental care for children in Greensboro, NC.
Understanding what constitutes an emergency and what does not is a vital first step in handling any dental situation. Let us look at some situations that would require emergency dental care as well as some that would not.
When Emergency Dental Care Is Necessary
When pain manifests itself in your child’s tooth, gums, or jaw, that is their body’s way of telling them that there is a dental situation that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. When your child is facing severe dental pain, you can count on emergency care from Dr. Isharani. Parents throughout the Greensboro, NC area have trusted Dr. Isharani to treat emergency situations which may require nerve treatments, tooth extractions, or any number of services. It is important to understand that the sooner you seek emergency care, the higher chance of reversing any damage, relieving pain, and saving their smile.
Here are a few situations that would require immediate emergency dental care:
- Tooth pain that has become severe
- A dental abscess
- A tooth that has been knocked out
- A broken tooth or a tooth which has had a large chip knocked out
- A loose tooth caused by force
- Gums that have become swollen
- A large chip/crack in a tooth
When Emergency Dental Care Is Not Necessary
As a parent, there are going to be situations that may seem like they require emergency assistance when they do not. It is ok. We have all been there seeing our child in a situation you feel requires urgent attention. You are always free to call into Triad Pediatric Dentistry and the staff will be able to direct you to next steps and if emergency care is needed. When the situation is non-urgent, you will be helped in scheduling an appointment during Dr. Isharani’s normal operating hours. Some of these situations include:
- A lost crown or filling
- A small chip/crack in the tooth
- Food that has become lodged between teeth
- Minor or dull toothache
Quick thinking, more than anything else, is what will often save a child’s tooth from extraction. If your child reports any sort of dental pain, it is important to call in and schedule an appointment. Provide a detailed explanation of your child’s situation and it will be determined if emergency care or a regular appointment is needed. A fast response will help you avoid a more expensive procedure or restoration to repair your little one’s smile.
If you believe your child needs emergency care, please give Dr. Sona Isharani a call. Dr. Isharani would love to provide the kind and compassionate care to your child that she has provided to so many others. To schedule an appointment, please call (336) 804-8668.Back to Dental Emergencies Page