If your child has a dental emergency, please call (508) 625-5534. We will find the cause of your child’s dental emergency and provide prompt care.
Emergency dental care is an integral part of pediatric care. Sudden or severe dental problems require prompt care from a dental professional. At Children’s Dental Specialties, we offer emergency dentistry services in Worcester, MA, to help patients stay healthy and maintain their natural smiles. Emergency dentists can find the cause of unknown dental problems and recommend the right solution to a dental problem.
Emergency Pediatric Dentistry in Worcester, MA
Discover what we can do for common pediatric dental emergencies and what steps you can take at home if your child has a dental emergency:
If your child has a toothache, examine their teeth and gums. Look for signs of gum swelling, dark or white spots on the teeth, redness, and bleeding gums. Taking note of any symptoms and a thorough examination in our office will help us determine the cause of their toothache.
Many common symptoms accompany toothaches, including:
- A sudden, shooting pain
- Tooth pain worsening during sleep
- Chronic, dull pain
- Sensitivity to temperature, bite pressure, or sweet foods
We can provide many services depending on the cause of the toothache. Our team may provide antibiotics, schedule tooth extractions, provide root canal treatment, or recommend a dental cleaning.
There are two types of tooth fractures: crown and root fractures. Crown fractures occur when the tooth visible above the gum line breaks and the tooth root remains intact. We can restore the tooth if only one corner of the tooth breaks. Otherwise, we may need to extract the tooth.
With root fractures, you can’t tell the tooth is fractured. We will need to take a dental x-ray to view the tooth. Depending on the severity of the break, we will monitor the tooth, provide a splint, or extract the tooth.
Loosened or Knocked-Out Tooth
Does your child have a loosened tooth from a dental injury? Call our office; we can examine the tooth even if it isn’t knocked out. This is because the tooth can still sustain nerve damage or have a root fracture.
If your child’s adult tooth is knocked out, try to locate the tooth. Hold the tooth by its top or crown, and avoid the roots. Transport the tooth to our office in a cup of saliva to keep it moist. Have your child bite on a clean piece of cotton, tissue, or gauze to minimize bleeding.
Injured Soft Tissues
Contact us if your child has a dental injury with damage to the gums, lip, tongue, or other soft tissues of the mouth. We can suture the tissue if it is required. Sometimes children only need an ice pack and gauze to reduce swelling and stop bleeding.
Contact Our Dental Office
Does your child require emergency dental care? Call us for care today at (508) 625-5534. Alternatively, if your child does not have a dental emergency but requires dental care, you can schedule a dental visit online.