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Dental Emergencies

Your Reliable Children's Emergency Dentist in Fort Lauderdale

One of the last things on your mind as a parent is your child experiencing a dental emergency. As such, a pediatric dental emergency can put you on your heels and leave you questioning your next steps. At Smiley Kidz Dental Care, we're passionate about helping children get back to living their lives to the fullest through skilled and extensive pediatric emergency dentistry services.

Whether your son knocked out a baby tooth or your daughter has a tooth abscess, you can rest assured that they're in good hands at our practice. We look forward to meeting you and your child and getting them the dental treatment they need. If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible to schedule their next appointment!


What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

One of the first steps in getting your child emergency dental care is understanding what constitutes a dental emergency. At Smiley Kidz Dental Care, our team is here to help give you peace of mind and get your child out of pain quickly. Some of the most common examples of pediatric dental emergencies include:

  • Severe Tooth Pain: If your child is experiencing sharp or pulsing tooth pain that lasts for hours, you must bring them into our office as soon as possible. Severe tooth pain can be caused by everything from damage to the tooth's enamel to infection. However, the sooner you get your child dental care, the more likely it is that we can eliminate their pain and prevent further problems from occurring.
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth: When your child's tooth is cracked or broken, its vulnerable inner soft tissue containing sensitive nerves and blood vessels is at risk of infection. Not only can trauma to a tooth lead to infection, but it can be painful when eating or drinking. Our team of pediatric dentists can assess the extent of the damage and determine a course of action that restores your child's tooth while ensuring proper dental development.
  • Lost Teeth: If your child accidentally knocks out one or multiple of their teeth, it's crucial that you bring them in as soon as possible. The sooner you get your child to our office, the greater the chance we can save their tooth. We recommend placing the knocked-out tooth in milk and not removing any soft tissue from its surface. Our team will do everything possible to return and reattach the tooth to its socket.
  • Dental Abscesses: A dental abscess is a pocket of pus collected near a tooth. Dental abscesses are caused by infection and can be painful and make eating and drinking uncomfortable. It's important to remember that they don't heal independently and require professional treatment. Our children's emergency dentist will drain the abscess and provide your child with treatment to help return their smile to its healthy and beautiful self.

Making Emergency Pediatric Dentistry Easier

At Smiley Kidz Dental Care, we strive to make getting your child in for an emergency appointment easier than ever. We've streamlined our scheduling process so that we quickly understand the nature of your child's emergency and get them the professional care they need. Our practice offers same-day emergency visits whenever possible and after-hours visits. No matter the nature of your child's emergency, you can text an emergency number so that trauma or permanent tooth loss gets immediate attention.

Not only that, but we provide teledentistry services. You can email us pictures of your child's smile so that we can determine the extent of the issue and determine whether they need to come in for treatment. For example, some dental situations may require antibiotics instead before an appointment, and teledentistry allows us to care for your child while lessening the impact on your schedule.

Dental Emergencies for Kids FAQs

It's normal to have questions about our emergency pediatric dental services. That's why our team is here to answer any that you may have and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your child's smile. Some frequently asked questions about dental emergencies for kids include:

What if my child isn't old enough to communicate with me?

Even if your child isn't old enough to speak in complete sentences, there are various signs that they're suffering from a dental emergency. Persistent crying, loss of appetite, and touching the side of their mouth can all be signs of an emergency dental situation.

The nature of emergencies means that they can happen at any time. However, numerous good oral habits can help keep your child's smile healthy and lessen the chance of emergencies. We recommend brushing and flossing your child's teeth twice a day, bringing them in for regular dental checkups, and reducing their sugar consumption.

We can begin treating children as soon as their first tooth comes in. Our staff has the experience and skills to handle every age group, including toddlers.

Your Fort Lauderdale Emergency Pediatric Dentist

At Smiley Kidz Dental Care, we're passionate about providing skilled emergency dental services for children. Our diverse team of pediatric dentists can handle everything from severe infection to sudden trauma. We also take the time to treat your child with compassion and kindness to help them feel calm during their appointment. If your child is dealing with a dental emergency, call us now to schedule a visit with our Fort Lauderdale emergency pediatric dentist!



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