If your children ever experience dental emergencies, call Dentistry for Children right away! You can reach our Sandy, UT dentist office at 801-871-3008 or our West Valley, UT dentist office at 801-758-7119.Dental Emergencies in Dentistry for Children Read Transcript
Our office, the way we handle dental emergencies, if we get a call and it's during business hours, my office staff has been trained to get them in as soon as we can, usually the day of the call. I like to get them in soon so they don't have to—parents don't have to stress about it and they don't have to worry about it. Now, if they happen to have a problem that's after hours, we have an on-call number. So they'll call, it'll get you to my cell phone and then I'll talk you through the emergency, and if we need to come in to see you, we can schedule that to be done. There's some emergencies that are a little more important than others, as far as trauma: if you fell and knocked a tooth out, then we want to see you immediately. Other emergencies maybe can wait until the next day and we'll give you instructions on how to make your child comfortable until we can get them in.
Regardless of which location you visit, our skilled dentists will:
- Provide quick, expert care to get your child out of pain.
- Make sedation available for your child if wanted.
- Repair their smile with restorative dentistry or other options.
- Advise you of other treatments your child needs to keep a healthy mouth and bright smile.
Count on Our Expertise in an Emergency
Regardless of when your dental emergency occurs, you can call us for help. We have a doctor on call 24/7!
When you arrive, the first thing we’ll do is help your child feel comfortable. We will thoroughly evaluate their situation and recommend dental services to address their immediate issue and repair their smile. Before we begin treatment, we’ll numb the affected area using a local anesthetic.
Recognizing a Dental Crisis
When it comes to teeth and oral health, if your child is hurting, it’s an emergency. That’s because dental pain can actually be a sign of a much more serious issue. By seeing us right away, we can assess the problem and fix any issue before it gets worse.
Here are some of the more common dental emergencies we treat:
- A severe toothache that won’t go away
- Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Gum injuries
Accidents happen. But with a little foresight, you can be prepared. For example, if your child likes to stay active, a custom athletic mouthguard can protect their mouth from injury.