know the signs
what is a dental emergency?
We know how stressful and painful it can be when your little one experiences a dental emergency. A dental emergency is any painful situation involving your child’s mouth or teeth that you cannot fix on your own. This includes chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth, excessive bleeding, or dental work that has fallen out or become loose. If your child is experiencing any of these situations, call us immediately to schedule a same-day appointment.
what to do in a dental emergency
The most important thing to do in a dental emergency is to remain calm and get treatment for your child right away. If your child’s tooth has been knocked out, recover the tooth and make sure to only hold it by the crown, not the root. If possible, reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth can’t be reinserted, carry it in a clean container of cold milk. Call us immediately to schedule a same-day appointment.
to restore traumatic injuries
At Villa Park Pediatric Dentistry, our compassionate, skilled team can help you and your loved one recover after a dental injury. If a traumatic injury has resulted in a knocked-out tooth or left your child’s teeth damaged, our cosmetic treatments will restore their smile and give them confidence again. We offer gentle, caring support for little ones dealing with dental injuries, and our team would feel honored to be a part of their road to recovery.