Dental Emergencies

Fast emergency care when you need it most

Dental emergencies can happen any time. One moment your child is playing and the next they’ve accidentally broken a tooth. It happens. But when a dental emergency strikes, the compassionate dentists at Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids will be there to provide fast and effective care so that your kids can get back to the important business of being kids.

Preserving your child’s smile

Chips, cracks, and missing teeth are not just major inconveniences, but they can also affect your child’s smile. Don’t worry! We will work hard to preserve your child’s teeth. Often a primary tooth can be saved and the tooth fracture can be repaired seamlessly with a composite filling or crown. In rare instances where the tooth cannot be saved, it is indicated for extraction. For young children, a gap in the tooth may not be a big deal as they often lose their baby teeth.

However, if the damage is done to the adult teeth, we will do everything we can to save them. One option might be to repair the affected tooth with composite filling or crown that look just like their real teeth.

If a permanent tooth is lost, there are two great options for a seamless replacement to restore your child’s smile: bridges and dental implants.

A bridge fills the gap between teeth but does not resemble a real tooth. Bridgework is less expensive and can be the perfect solution to replacing hard-to-see molars.

Dental implants are more expensive, but they will last a lifetime, and resemble your child’s teeth. No one will be able to tell the difference and implants are specially designed to fit with the rest of their teeth.

Eliminate tooth pain

Sometimes dental emergencies occur not because of a sudden accident but because of a sudden onset of pain. Intense feelings of pain are always a sign something is wrong. Common causes include

  • Cavities
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Gingivitis damaged filling
  • Teeth grinding

If you are not immediately able to visit our offices, we recommend taking a pain reliever and avoiding irritating foods and drinks as long as possible. Serious tooth pain seldom “just goes away.” That’s why it is important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible as the pain may worsen and be a sign of serious infection.

Emergency root canals

Your child is never too young to experience a root canal. This is why it is important to call us if your child is experiencing persistent pain or signs of infection. A root canal occurs when the casing that houses the root of the tooth becomes infected. Eliminating the source of the infection is a top priority of a root canal. Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids’ goal is to provide a positive experience in a comfortable environment. We offer a variety of sedation options that can help you get the care that you need without a lot of worry and pain.

If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist near you that provides emergency services, contact us immediately at 704.313.4000

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A dental emergency can happen at any time and anywhere. When one happens, get fast relief with quality emergency dentistry at Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids. We provide fast tooth repair for chips and cracks. We can also perform full tooth extractions if a tooth cannot be saved. Bridgework and dental implants are available. Call us today!

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