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Emergency Dentist for Kids in Lytle, TX

Need to speak to an emergency pediatric dentist right away? Please give our office a call, and someone in our front office will be able to assist you. Our experienced team can take care of the problem and have your little one smiling again in no time. Call today!

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What are common dental emergencies for kids?

Dental trauma like broken, cracked, or knocked-out teeth are dental emergencies that kids can experience. Untreated tooth decay can also cause unbearable tooth or gum pain and require an emergency root canal to treat. If your child gets something wedged in between their teeth and can’t remove it, our office can assist with that as well. If you are ever unsure of whether your child needs to see an emergency dentist or not, you are always welcome to give our office a call, and we can offer advice that is catered to their specific situation.

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What should I do if my child knocks out a tooth?

If your child knocks out one of their adult teeth, you will want to locate the tooth, pick it up by the crown, and carefully rinse it off if possible. Gently put the tooth back in the socket if it’s not too painful and have them bite down on a piece of gauze or clean cloth. If your child is younger and may accidentally swallow the tooth, put it in a cup of milk or saliva before you head straight to our office. If your child knocks out a baby tooth too early, we will want to see them to ensure there’s no other damage and place a space maintainer if necessary.

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How do I prevent and prepare for dental emergencies?

Kids get themselves into trouble all the time, so emergencies are not always preventable. If your child is involved in sports, an athletic mouthguard can be used to protect their teeth during games and practices. Regular dental visits can also help prevent mild dental issues from developing into dental emergencies. We recommend keeping a first aid kit on hand that contains things like gauze, ice packs, and pain medication. It’s also a good idea to save our office number to your contacts in case you need to call us right away for an emergency.

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