Dental Kidz Club
Pediatric Dentistry located in Brea, Corona, Covina, Ontario, Riverside, Chino, & Perris, CA
A dental emergency can be frightening for children and adults alike, so partnering with a dental team that offers prompt treatment in a friendly, welcoming environment provides peace of mind to everyone. The team at Dental Kidz Club understands how important it is to treat serious dental problems as soon as possible, which is why they have emergency dentistry appointments available when you need them most at their five locations in Perris, Brea, Corona, Covina, Ontario, Chino, and Riverside, California. If you have a pediatric dental emergency, call the practice today.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is different from a routine appointment or even a non-emergency in that it provides immediate treatment to prevent a dental problem from getting worse or address an urgent issue. Unlike with a routine checkup or minor issue, if your child has an emergency, you can't afford to wait 24-48 hours before your dentist can see you.
The team at Dental Kidz Club recognizes the importance of delivering prompt care to minimize the impact of the problem and ease any discomfort your child is feeling.
If you think your child needs emergency dental care, call the team right away. They offer advice over the phone and provide you with practical care instructions to follow until you arrive at the office.
How do I know if my child needs emergency dentistry?
Dental issues in children can cause long-term problems if missed or ignored. But how do you tell the difference between normal tooth development and a cause for concern? The team at Dental Kidz Club encourages parents or guardians to bring their child in for an emergency dental appointment if the child experiences any of the following:
- A broken or chipped tooth
- A fractured or cracked tooth
- A lost filling or crown
- A fully or partially knocked-out tooth
- Severe mouth pain
- Severe, lasting toothache
- Damage to the cheeks, gums, tongue, or lips
- An oral infection
- A bleeding mouth
- Pain when biting down
If your child's mouth pain is caused by a head injury or trauma to the face, Dental Kidz Club advises that you take them to an emergency room or urgent care facility to get checked over before making an appointment — even if there's noticeable damage to your child's mouth.
How can I prepare for my child’s emergency dentistry appointment?
If your child needs emergency dentistry, there are several things you can do to prepare ahead of their appointment, such as:
- Use an ice pack to reduce swelling and discomfort
- Bring along any insurance documents
- Place any knocked-out teeth in a cup of milk and bring them with you
If your child is in a lot of pain, it may be fine for them to take a pain reliever, but check with Dental Kidz Club first to make sure it won’t affect what treatment they can receive. The team at Dental Kidz Clubs makes your child's dental health their priority. If you have any concerns about unusual mouth pain or appearance, call the practice to make an appointment.