As children develop motor skills, they are prone to falling and getting injured. They may even bump their mouths. If your child suffers from a cracked, chipped, or knocked-out tooth due to falling or playing, you can feel safe in knowing that we treat and care for dental emergency situations. Read on to find out how you can prevent these accidents from happening, and help your child smile big this summer.
Preventing Dental Emergencies in Children
Prevention-based visits are a great first place to start. These visits can help determine if your child has any reason to be more susceptible to a dental emergency. Some of the issues the pediatric dentist can make you aware of are decay, open-bite, over-bite, or prolonged habits (bottle, pacifier, night nursing, or thumb sucking after 12 months of age). A digital x-ray can spot any problems before they occur. Your child may have a bite that’s more susceptible to facial injuries or they might be in pain and not know why.
Aside from preventive care in a pediatric dentist office, you can help prevent emergency dental situations by providing your children with mouthguards and helmets for sports like football, baseball, and bike riding. Also, ensure the area in your home where your children play the most is safe and free from sharp table corners or objects…and for goodness sake: no jumping on couches or beds this summer! If so, then bubble wrap your children!
Common Childhood Dental Emergencies
- Cracked Teeth
- Teeth pushed in
- Knocked out teeth
- Broken tooth
These emergencies can happen at any time and for any reason. Some of the most common reasons the team at Sunshine Smiles see are hard falls, getting hit in the mouth, hitting teeth in the pool or at play, or biting into a hard object.
Treating Dental Emergencies at Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Melbourne, FL
If your child does happen to break their teeth, knock a tooth out, or experience a chipped tooth, our pediatric dentist in Viera is available to treat these injuries. Have us on speed dial or call us at 321-622-6255 if an emergency occurs. Our dentist can give you quick tips and advice to preserve the tooth and reduce your child’s pain while en route to our dental office after a dental emergency.