Emergency Dentistry in Austin, TX
If your child has ever had a dental emergency, you know what an unsettling experience it can be. There’s nothing worse than feeling helpless as you watch your child when they are frightened and in pain. When a dental emergency occurs, you can feel confident knowing that our caring team is available to help.
As soon as you have a dental emergency, call Poplin Pediatric Dentistry immediately to schedule an appointment. If the emergency occurs during regular hours, we will see you the same day.
If you have an after-hours emergency, please contact our main number and you will be given instructions for reaching our on-call dentist. We are part of a group of pediatric dentists who make it a point to be on call 24/7, so our patients always have access to quality professional care.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency may include:
- Cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek
- Knocked out permanent tooth
- Knocked out baby tooth
- Chipped or fractured tooth
- Severe blow to the head
- Possible broken or fractured jaw
We will make your child’s emergency a priority!
How Should I Handle a Dental Emergency?
If you think that you may be dealing with an emergency situation, please do not ignore it. As a parent, the best thing you can do for your child is to remain calm. If your child is already in pain, you don’t want to add to their worry because they feel that mom or dad is upset. Then contact Poplin Pediatric Dentistry.
If your child’s tooth is broken, try to collect and save any and all broken pieces and keep them in a safe place. Similarly, if a permanent tooth has been knocked out, try and retrieve it. Handle the tooth very carefully. Try to hold the tooth by the top part of the tooth (not the root). If the accident happened in a clean location, put the tooth back in the socket and try to hold the tooth in place. If the tooth is dirty, place the tooth in a cup of cold milk. You should come in to our office as soon as possible to give the best results.
Call Us Right Away!
If you feel as though your child is experiencing a dental emergency, it is important that you contact us right away. This is because postponing emergency treatment can have a serious impact on your child’s future oral health.
When you call our Austin pediatric dental office, we will help you decide if your situation is truly an emergency or if it’s okay for you to wait a day or so to see us. We may be able to give you advice on what to do in the interim between your emergency event and your office visit.
We are here for you!