Emergency Dental Care for Kids in Pleasanton, TX If your child is currently experiencing a dental-related emergency, please call our office at 830-542-4221 right away.
Our team of compassionate dental professionals has the technology and expertise required to offer children swift and effective emergency dental care. If you have any questions or concerns regarding emergency dental care for children, you are welcome to contact our knowledgeable front office team.
How can I prepare for a dental emergency?
Kids have a way of getting themselves into troubling situations, so we recommend parents keep a few things on hand in case of a dental-related emergency. It’s always a good idea to have some gauze on hand to help control any bleeding that occurs, dental or otherwise. Salt is another good thing to have, as it can be used to make warm salt water rinses, which can be used to clean out the mouth and ease tooth pain. We may recommend other home remedies when you get in touch with our office and recount what happened, and we can also advise you on what you can do for your child before you bring them in for their emergency visit.
How will I know if it’s really an emergency?
The best way to determine if a situation is an emergency is to get in touch with our office and describe the situation. You will want to call our front office team instead of using our contact form to get an immediate response from us. There are however, many situations in which emergency dental care is almost always necessary. These situations include:
- Broken or knocked-out tooth
- Unrelenting toothache
- Excessive bleeding from teeth or gums
- Painful oral infection
- Objects stuck in between teeth
- Lost dental restoration
What if my child knocks out a baby tooth that wasn’t loose?
If a tooth is knocked out due to trauma, you should bring your child in as soon as you can, even if it is a baby tooth. When an adult loses a permanent tooth, we recommend holding the tooth in the socket to keep it alive, but that is not necessary for children who prematurely lose a baby tooth and it increases the risk of them accidentally swallowing it. You should bring the tooth with you if possible, and our team will assess your child and the lost tooth to determine what action, if any, should be taken. We may recommend a space maintainer be used until the permanent tooth grows in. If your child has more severe injuries beyond losing a baby tooth, you will likely want to take them to an emergency room instead.schedule a visit