Emergency Dentistry for Children
At our Chatsworth clinic, we’re dedicated to treating your child with top-tier care when they need it most. Our pediatric dentists are trusted professionals in fostering a family-friendly environment, with convenient evening and weekend hours available.
What do we consider a dental emergency?
If it’s painful and causes unbearable irritation, we consider it a dental emergency. The following is what helps us classify a dental emergency:
- Severe oral pain, including toothaches
- Excessive oral bleeding
- Fractured, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Broken crowns or dental fillings
- Orthodontic discomfort from brackets or wires
- Dental infections
- Loss of adult teeth
- Soft-tissue injuries of the gums, cheek, tongue, or lips
- Objects stuck between the teeth
- Facial swelling related to a dental problem
- Dental abscesses
When should I call the dentist?
If your child is experiencing any of the dental issues that were mentioned above, we highly suggest to call our office or emergency pager. With a brief phone call and a quick over-the-phone evaluation, we will work together to determine the urgency of how soon your child needs to be seen. If we deem that the problem is a less severe case or can be treated at home with simple at-home remedies, we will be happy to provide you with detailed instruction to do so.
Also, if your child is experiencing difficulty breathing, has profuse bleeding, or is in imminent danger, please take them to the nearest emergency room or call 911.