When Smiles Need a Superhero

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Recognizing a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be distressing, but it's crucial to recognize them promptly. Common pediatric dental emergencies and injuries include:

  • Toothaches: Persistent, severe toothaches that disrupt sleep or eating.
  • Knocked-out Tooth: When a tooth is completely knocked out (avulsed).
  • Chipped or Broken Tooth: Fractured or damaged teeth that result from accidents or falls.
  • Loose Tooth: A previously stable tooth suddenly becomes loose or out of alignment.
  • Severe Bleeding: Profuse or uncontrollable bleeding from the mouth.
  • Swelling or Infection: Facial swelling, particularly around the mouth, with or without fever.

What to Do When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency or Injury

In the event of a dental emergency, follow these steps:

1. Stay Calm: Your child takes cues from you, so maintaining a calm demeanor can help them feel less anxious.

2. Assess the Situation: Examine the mouth and area carefully to understand the extent of the injury.

3. Control Bleeding: If there's bleeding, apply gentle pressure using a clean cloth or gauze. Use a cold compress if there's swelling.

4. Save the Tooth: If a tooth is knocked out, try to gently place it back into the socket without touching the root. If this isn't possible, keep the tooth moist by placing it in milk or a tooth preservation kit.

5. Contact Us: Reach out to PBJ Kids Dentistry immediately for guidance and to schedule an emergency appointment.

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Our Emergency Dental Services

Pain Relief

We understand that dental emergencies can be painful, which is why we offer immediate pain relief solutions:

  • Assessment: We'll carefully examine the issue to determine the source of the pain.
  • Treatment: Depending on the diagnosis, we'll provide the appropriate treatment, which may include medication or other interventions to alleviate discomfort.

Chipped Tooth Repair

Chipped or broken teeth are common dental injuries among children. Our superhero team can provide:

  • Evaluation: We'll assess the extent of the damage and determine the best approach.
  • Repair: Depending on the severity, we may repair the tooth with bonding, a crown, or other restorative options.


For more extensive dental damage or to protect weakened teeth, we offer pediatric crowns:

  • Customization: Our crowns are specifically made to fit your child's tooth.
  • Protection: Crowns are used to protect and restore teeth, ensuring your child's comfort and dental health.


In cases where a tooth cannot be saved or poses a significant risk, we provide gentle extractions:

  • Assessment: We'll evaluate the tooth's condition and discuss the necessity of extraction with you.
  • Procedure: Extractions are performed with the utmost care, ensuring minimal discomfort for your child.

Comfort and Sedation

We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful for both children and parents. That's why we offer laughing gas sedation:
  • Mild Relaxation: Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, induces a sense of relaxation and euphoria without causing drowsiness.
  • Enhanced Comfort: It helps children feel more comfortable and reduces anxiety during emergency dental procedures.
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Your child's smile matters to us. We understand the importance of trust and compassion in your child's dental care and strive to make every patient feel safe.

Relaxing Sedation Options

Patient comfort is our priority! For children who may need a little extra relaxation, we offer laughing gas to make their experience stress-free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I seek emergency dental care for my child?

You should seek emergency dental care for your child when they experience any of the common pediatric dental emergencies mentioned above. Additionally, if you're unsure about the severity of the situation, it's better to err on the side of caution and seek immediate dental assistance.

What is the cost of pediatric emergency dentistry?

The cost of pediatric emergency dentistry can vary depending on the specific treatment required, the complexity of the emergency, and whether you have dental insurance. It's better to call us for an estimate and check with your insurance provider for coverage details.

Does insurance cover pediatric emergency dentistry?

Dental insurance coverage for pediatric emergency dentistry varies depending on your insurance provider and the specific policy. It's essential to check with your insurance company to understand coverage and any potential out-of-pocket costs.

How can I prevent pediatric dental emergencies?

To reduce the risk of pediatric dental emergencies, encourage good oral hygiene practices, ensure regular dental checkups, and promote safe play and sports activities by using mouthguards when necessary. In case of an accident or injury, prompt action can also minimize the severity of emergencies.

What should I do if my child has a severe toothache?

If your child has a severe toothache, follow these steps:

  • Gently rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the affected area.
  • Carefully floss around the tooth to remove any debris that may be causing the pain.
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers may provide temporary relief but seek dental care as soon as possible to address the underlying issue.

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