Trauma & Emergency Visits

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. To make sure your child gets the dental care they need, Carr Pediatric Dentistry offers comprehensive pediatric emergency dental services. Our office and staff is well-equipped to handle the following dental emergencies: 

  • Sudden or severe toothaches
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Knocked out primary or permanent teeth
  • Broken dental restorations or appliances

Did You Know?

It is better to take your child to their pediatric dentist for most dental emergencies. This is because most emergency rooms do not have the proper materials to effectively treat a dental emergency and will usually end up referring you to a dentist anyways. However, in cases where your child has absorbed a severe blow to the head, appears to have a broken or fractured jaw, or if they have a soft tissue injury around the mouth that will not stop bleeding, then your dentist may recommend an emergency room. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does my child need emergency dental care?

Your child may need emergency dental care if they are experiencing tooth pain, have a damaged or knocked out tooth, or if they have a broken dental restoration. If you are unsure about whether or not your child needs to be seen by their dentist, please call our office for further assistance.

What should my child expect during an emergency dental exam at Carr Pediatric Dentistry?

At Carr Pediatric Dentistry, we do everything that we can to ensure your child receives emergency dental care in a timely manner. It is also important that your child have a positive dental experience. For this reason, dental sedation may be used during your child’s treatment. Their exact treatment will vary depending on the type and severity of the dental emergency, however our staff will go over the treatment plan before starting and answer any questions you may have.

Do I need to have my child follow any special instructions after their emergency dental appointment?

In some cases, your child’s dentist may provide you with special instructions for your child to follow after they receive treatment, however this depends on the type and severity of the emergency, as well as the type of treatment used. Your child’s dentist may also schedule a follow up appointment to make sure everything is healing properly.