“You have to be careful.” We say this to our children countless times during the day. However, sometimes they run into a calamity. It’s a part of growing up. But That “calamity” can be a wall, a hard fall, or any other obstacle that brings about a pediatric dental emergency. Now you as a parent must be careful. Finding out whether or not your child has a pediatric dental emergency is important. Once calamity strikes, the child is probably panicked and in pain. Try to be calm and reassuring in this instance so that you can take a good look at your child and figure out what’s going on.
My Child Is Non-Verbal, What Do I Do?
If your child is nonverbal or too young to let you know that they have a pediatric dental emergency, your job is even harder. If they continue to make gestures toward their mouth following the incident, that’s a good sign. Having good communication with your child is extremely helpful in this instance. Even though they may be a toddler and cannot verbally communicate with you, you can speak their language to see if they are in pain. Once you have gathered that they have a pediatric dental emergency, take the appropriate action. Once you’ve examined the child, found, and taken care of any issues that you can, then call Lovett Dental Katy at 832.662.2852.
We’re experienced in both child-focused dentistry (i.e., pediatric dentistry) and emergency dental services. We can schedule you an appointment as soon as possible, depending on the issue you are facing and get the child the treatment they need.
Steps To Take During A Pediatric Dental Emergency
If the child has fallen or impacted the ground, the first step is to remove any dirt or debris that may have gotten on your child’s face or mouth during the incident. Address any other medical first aid issues in the order of seriousness. There are varying levels of severity when it comes to a pediatric dental emergency. A bitten lip is a pediatric dental emergency. However, it is not as severe as a knocked-out tooth.
If your child does have a knocked-out tooth, try to find it as quickly as possible. Once found, put it in a small container with milk or salted water or the child’s saliva. Keeping the tooth moist is important if the dentist can replace the tooth or tooth fragment. If the tooth is an adult tooth, you want to give your child the best chance of having the tooth restored. If it is a baby tooth, the dentist will probably tell you that the pending adult tooth will replace the tooth that was knocked out.
If there is any problem below the gum line, your dentist will let you know that as well. To stay on the safe side, it’s a good idea to take your child in if they have a pediatric dental emergency. Don’t practice dentistry on your child. A healthy mouth is far too important for a layman’s hands.
Does Lovett Dental Katy Take Care Of Pediatric Dental Emergencies?
Lovett Dental Katy has staff on hand to deal with a pediatric dental emergency. We also have regular pediatric dental services at Lovett Dental Katy. Lovett Dental is an extensive family of dental offices throughout the Houston area. We are proud of the fact that we can do a pediatric dental needs as well as your adult dental needs. A shortlist of services we offer include:
Give us a call at your earliest opportunity at 832.662.2852. We are ready to serve you and your family.