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Emergency Dental Care for Children in San Antonio, TX

If your child is experiencing a dental emergency and needs to see an emergency dentist in San Antonio as soon as possible, please call our office. Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers prompt emergency dental care for kids, and we can treat a wide variety of dental issues for kids of all ages. By calling our office and explaining the situation, we will be able to offer advice and begin preparing a treatment room so we can be ready to assist you and your child upon your arrival.

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What is considered a dental emergency?

Generally speaking, any time a child is experiencing a great amount of dental pain, swelling, or bleeding, we recommend giving our office a call so we can assess the situation over the phone and determine if it’s a dental emergency. The following situations almost always require immediate attention from an emergency dentist:

  • Cracked or Broken Tooth
  • Knocked-Out Tooth
  • Unbearable Toothache
  • Excessive Gum Swelling
  • Uncontrollable Dental Bleeding
  • Foreign Object Stuck Between Teeth
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Is a knocked-out baby tooth a dental emergency?

Kids are supposed to lose all of their baby teeth, but they should ideally be pushed out by the adult tooth underneath when it’s ready to grow in. If your child gets injured and one or more baby teeth are knocked loose, we will want to take a look to see if any other dental trauma occurred. We may also want to add space maintainers, which are dental appliances that hold space open for the adult teeth to grow in properly and prevent other teeth from crowding in. This simple service can prevent more orthodontic work from becoming necessary in the future.

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What should I do for my child’s toothache?

Ask your child how bad their tooth hurts to gauge how serious the problem is. If the pain seems overwhelming and they can’t focus on anything else, please give our office a call right away so we can get them in as soon as possible. If the pain comes and goes and doesn’t seem to be too bad, we will still want to see them, but their visit can most likely wait for a more convenient time in the near future. In the meantime, you can have them take pain medication, hold an ice pack to their cheek, and rinse with a warm saltwater solution.

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