Emergency Kid’s Dentistry – Randolph, MA
Quick, Compassionate Care for Hurting Smiles
Does your child have a painful or damaged tooth? Are you not sure if you should take them to the dentist or the ER? Don’t wait to call your Randolph children’s emergency dentist at Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics! We offer quick, compassionate care for hurting smiles when your family needs it most. Call us as soon as you can so we can get your child back to enjoying their happy, healthy smile right away!
How To Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Whether your little one has a toothache or a damage tooth, calling us first instead of going straight to the ER will almost always save you time, money, and distress. When you call, we’ll give you personalized first aid advice to manage your child’s situation until you reach our office. We’ll usually recommend tips like:
My Child Has a Toothache
First, see if flossing around the painful tooth to remove anything that may be causing discomfort. If that doesn’t help, you can give them an over-the-counter pain reliever as directed and apply a cold compress for temporary relief.
My Child Chipped/Cracked a Tooth
Have your little one rinse their mouth out with warm water. If you can locate any large pieces of the tooth, keep them in a safe container and bring them to your appointment. If the remaining tooth is sharp, you can cover it with a piece of sugarless gum or dental wax.
My Child Knocked-Out a Baby Tooth
Even though your child’s baby teeth are meant to fall out eventually, you should call us right away if one gets knocked out suddenly. In some cases, we may need to place a space saver to keep the surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap and trapping the permanent tooth underneath.
My Child Knocked-Out a Permanent Tooth
After you’ve called us, try to locate the tooth. Only handle it by the crown and rinse it off gently. It needs to be kept moist to remain viable, so try to place it back in its socket, have your child hold it between their cheek and gums, or store it in a container of milk. For the best chances of successful reattachment, you’ll need to reach us within 30-60 minutes!
My Child Lost a Filling
If you can find the filling, give it a quick rinse and try to put it back in place. If it won’t stay or you can’t find it, cover the area with sugarless gum or dental wax to protect it until we can treat your child.
My Child Has Broken/Uncomfortable Orthodontics
Broken aligner? Poking wire? Aching teeth and gums? If your child is having issues with their orthodontic treatment, give us a call right away. We’ll give you personalized tips over the phone and schedule an appointment so we can address the problem. While a little soreness is to be expected after beginning treatment or an adjustment, discomfort that lasts more than a week should be looked at right away!
How to Help Your Child Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Always have your child wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
- Discourage your little one from chewing on ice, pen caps, their fingernails, and other hard objects.
- Ensure that your son or daughter brushes and flosses their teeth daily.
- Schedule their routine dental checkups every six months for preventive care.
The Cost of Treating Your Child’s Dental Emergencies
The cost of repairing your child’s smile will depend on their unique situation. Sometimes it may be as simple as having a filling placed, while other times your little one may need a more complex treatment like a root canal. Our primary focus will be on getting your child out of pain and repairing any damage. For concerns about large out-of-pocket-expenses, financing options are always available.