One second everything is fine and the next, your child is experiencing a serious smile concern. It could be something you cannot really see but your child’s tears are enough to tell you something is wrong. Or, it could be a broken or dislodged tooth, swelling, etc. So, as a parent, how do you know when to contact us for emergency dental care, when to head to the ER, or when to call us during business hours to schedule a regular visit? Take a moment as our Dallas, TX team speaks to those particulars.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is it a dental emergency or is it a medical emergency? How do I know?
Answer: First, you know that the only reasons your child may require urgent dental care with us is if the issue involves your son or daughter’s oral health. Now, remember the following: If your child’s life is in danger or your child is experiencing blood loss, it’s a trip to the emergency room. If not, contact our practice ASAP!
Question: How about when the issue is something like swollen tissue? Is that a big deal or not?
Answer: Generally speaking, the way you know if it’s a dental emergency or not is if the symptom is severe. Is your child experiencing a mild toothache, a little bit of swelling, etc.? If so call us during business hours, so we may determine the best time to see you. If you would classify it as serious, severe, etc., then call us for emergency dental care, as the well being of your child’s oral health may depend on it.
Question: Should I ever wait if it’s a broken or dislodged tooth or some other type of clear damage?
Answer: No. Immediate care through an emergency dental visit with our team is always essential if an injury takes place. Whether it’s a broken tooth, a tooth that gets knocked out, or even terrible pain, we remind you, it is never best to try to wait and tough it out. We are here to rescue teeth and gums, when necessary!
Question: Do you have any simple tips for being prepared for a dental emergency, just in case?
Answer: Of course! The best tip you can receive is to be certain you know where we are located and that you have our contact information saved in one, easily accessible location (like your phone) for quick use.
Call Us ASAP If You Require Immediate Care
See us for emergency dental care when your child needs oral health help immediately. Remember, we are here to assist you in helping your child maintain a very healthy smile that lasts and lasts. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood and more.