If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, call our trusted West Valley, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children right away! You can reach our Sandy, UT dentist office at 801-871-3008, our West Valley, UT dentists office at 801-758-7119, or our Murray, UT dentist office at 801-948-2212. Get immediate attention for your dental emergencies now!
Regardless of which of our locations you visit, we will get your child out of pain fast and repair their smile with restorative dentistry options.
What To Expect When You Visit Us For Emergency DentistryDoctor Erik Rooklidge on dental emergencies 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 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 dental emergencies maybe can wait 'til the next day and we'll give you instructions on how to make your child comfortable until we can get them in.
Regardless of when your dental emergencies 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 get your child out of pain. We will thoroughly evaluate the situation and recommend dental services to address the issue and repair your child’s smile. Before we begin treatment, we’ll numb the affected area using a local anesthetic.
Recognizing A Dental Emergency
When it comes to teeth and oral health, if it hurts, 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.
If you have dental emergencies, call our top-notch West Valley, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children immediately. If your situation is less pressing, you can schedule using our online form.