Dental Care When You Need It Most
Emergency Pediatric Dentistry in kingstowne
Dental emergencies are stressful and painful, and watching your child endure a dental injury is just as painful. If your child has a serious toothache, a damaged filling or crown, or even an oral injury like a knocked-out tooth, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. At Kingstowne Dental Specialists, Dr. Courtney offers gentle, efficient emergency dental care that will get your child out of pain and back to smiling again.
Know the Signs
What Counts As A dental Emergency?
The most obvious dental emergencies are oral injuries. If your child has an issue like a cracked or chipped tooth, a loose or missing (avulsed) tooth, or an intruded tooth (a tooth that has been driven back into the socket), come to Kingstowne Dental Specialists right away for immediate care.
However, there are other issues that also qualify as a dental emergency even though they may not be as visible or painful as an oral injury:
- If your child loses a filling or crown
- A toothache that won’t go away
As a rule, a dental emergency is any issue that is causing serious pain, discomfort or bleeding, that you cannot treat on your own. If your child’s condition fits these two criteria, schedule a same-day appointment at Kingstowne Dental Specialists right away.
What To Do In A dental Emergency
If your child has lost a permanent tooth, try to recover it, if possible. Rinse it with warm water, then replace it in the socket or put it in a small container of cold milk. Contact Kingstowne Dental Specialists right away for your same-day appointment, and come in as soon as you can. You can treat bleeding with clean gauze or cotton balls, and your child should stop bleeding within 1-2 hours of their injury. To help relieve pain and inflammation, you can give them children’s Tylenol (acetaminophen). Ice packs can also be used to help treat pain and swelling, but should only be applied externally to the cheeks. After treating any bleeding and pain, come to our office to get the professional dental care your child needs to get our of pain.
Flexible Emergency Dentistry
Same-Day dental Appointments
We always have emergency appointments available for our patients. If your child needs emergency dental care, give us a call at (703) 493-0622 and let us know that you’re coming in, or stop by our office at 5911 Kingstowne Village Parkway, #150, Alexandria, VA 22315. We will do our best to see your child as soon as possible and provide them with the care they need to get relief from the discomfort of a dental emergency.