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Emergency Pediatric Dentist — Temple, TX

Professional Care When Your Child Needs It Most

Children are both energetic and clumsy, which can lead to accidents where their teeth pay the price. Not only that, but they also often lack the diligence of brushing and flossing. As a result, they’re more likely to suffer from severe toothaches that need immediate treatment. If your child ever finds themselves experiencing a dental emergency in Temple, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. We’ll do everything we can to provide relief and get your child’s smile back on the right track!

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Why Choose Temple Choice Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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The Most Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies

As a parent, it can be hard to stay calm when your child is in pain. However, it’s incredibly important to stay calm and collected while you navigate this predicament. The first thing you should do is give our office a call, even if you’re unsure whether your child’s situation qualifies as an emergency. We’ll provide first-aid instructions and schedule an appointment right away. In the meantime, click on the icons below to learn how to handle some of the most common pediatric dental emergencies.

Understanding the Cost of Pediatric Dental Emergencies 

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There is no fixed price for emergency dental care. Since every child is unique, the cost can vary significantly on a case-by-case basis. When you bring your little one to our office, we’ll quickly evaluate their situation and recommend treatments based on their unique case. Before moving forward with anything, we’ll thoroughly explain the pricing information so you know exactly what to expect. Our goal is to make these visits as affordable as possible, which is why we happily welcome dental insurance and accept flexible financing.

How to Prevent Pediatric Dental Emergencies

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While you can’t prevent every dental emergency, you can dramatically lower your little one’s risk with the following tips:

Pediatric Dental Emergency FAQs

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If your child knocks out a tooth or sustains another serious dental injury, you may panic. How can you help them? Where should you take them for treatment? Don’t worry – our Temple dental team is just a phone call away. Plus, we dedicated this next section to answering FAQs we hear from parents about pediatric dental emergencies.

Will my child’s toothache go away on its own?

No, toothaches typically do not go away on their own. In fact, if your child was complaining of tooth pain and their symptoms are now gone, that may be a sign that an infection has “killed” the nerve, necessitating root canal therapy. In short, we recommend giving our team a call when your child first brings any abnormal dental symptoms to your attention. That way, we can restore the function of their tooth and the health of their smile ASAP.

Should I take my child to the emergency room for dental emergencies?

The ER will certainly be able to alleviate any pain your child is experiencing. However, it’s rare for hospitals to have a dentist on staff, which is why we don’t recommend taking them to the ER unless they have fractured their jaw or are experiencing potentially life-threatening symptoms (i.e., difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing, uncontrollable bleeding). If your child has knocked out a tooth, has an abscess on their gums, or is experiencing another abnormal dental symptom, then call our Temple dental team right away.

Do chipped teeth heal?

Enamel has a lot of benefits, including that it’s the hardest substance in the human body. However, it cannot regenerate. So, if your child has chipped one of their teeth, the only way to restore the missing structure is by visiting us for treatment.

Are knocked-out baby teeth a dental emergency?

Yes, a knocked-out baby tooth is a dental emergency, particularly if it came out earlier than expected. If this happens to your child, then do your best to assess their symptoms. If they have dislocated their jaw or the bleeding doesn’t stop within 10 minutes, take them to the ER. If the only issue at hand is that their tooth is out of its socket, then call our office. We will give you step-by-step instructions on what to do until your child arrives for treatment with our Temple emergency dentist.

Should knocked-out teeth be placed in water?

When an adult loses a tooth, it can be placed back in its socket. However, that’s not recommended for primary teeth since they are supposed to fall out. The best thing to do in this situation is call our team ASAP. That way, we can give you instructions on how to handle this dental injury with important information in mind, including your child’s age.

Can I pop a dental abscess on my own?

No, you should never pop a dental abscess on your own. This can result in further dental damage, including exposing your child’s mouth to additional bacteria. If you notice a pimple-like bump on your child’s gums, call us right away.