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Nasser Antonious, DDS, MAGD, FICOI
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Sunnyvale Pediatric Dental Emergencies Dentist
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Pediatric Dental Emergencies



Many dental injuries that occur with children are considered emergencies because of the sensitive nature of their emerging teeth. When trauma occurs to the primary teeth, not only is the viability of the primary teeth at risk but the health of the permanent teeth that are beneath them are at risk as well. When a pediatric dental emergency arises, you need to stay calm, assess the situation and call Dr Antonious as soon as possible for the injury to be examined.

The Frequency of Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Nearly every child has had a dental emergency between the ages of 7 and 9. The reason for the high number of emergency dental care cases has to do with the active nature of children. From learning to walk to playing sports, children can end up harming their teeth.

Types of Common Pediatric Dental Trauma

The most common pediatric dental trauma is from toddlers that are beginning to walk and fall into furniture. Hitting delicate primary teeth will cause breaks, chips, tooth loss, and in some cases dental intrusions when the tooth is retracted beneath the gum line.

When dealing with primary teeth, or as commonly called, baby teeth, Dr Antonious will not only take into account the health of the primary teeth but also the trauma that could be caused to the permanent teeth that have yet to erupt. For this reason it is impertinent that you get your child to the dentist as soon as possible to fix the problem before it becomes worse.

When dealing with permanent teeth and older children, many times the injuries are caused by sporting events. These types of injuries are more prominent in boys than girls because of the nature of the gender.

Some of the most common injuries to permanent teeth are similar to the ones seen in primary teeth, but the treatment differs because these are the teeth children will have for the rest of their lives.

In all cases of pediatric dental emergencies, the main goal is to save the tooth at all costs, except if retaining a baby tooth will cause harm to the underlying permanent tooth. If the tooth has been knocked out, the dentist will attempt to re-implant the tooth. For chips and cracks, bonding agents will be used in an attempt to save the tooth.

In all dental emergency cases, time is of the essence and the faster that you can get your child to the emergency dentist, the better the chance of saving the tooth.

Immediate Care for Dental Trauma

The main thing to do in times of dental trauma is to keep your child calm and contact Sunnyvale Dental Care immediately. If there is bleeding, have your child rinse their mouth with warm water to clean the area and inspect the injured tooth to determine what type of injury you are dealing with. Give your child an over the counter pain reliever to ease some of the pain and place a cold compress on the injury to reduce swelling. If the tooth has been knocked out, place the tooth in milk. The most important thing is to keep the tooth moist. Use a cup of water if nothing else is available. These small steps could mean your child losing or regaining his tooth when he is seen by your dentist. You can also purchase a kit at some pharmacies. The kit contains a solution similar to natural saliva e.g. Hank’s Balanced Saline Solution.

In all cases, contact Sunnyvale Dental Care immediately so we can minimize the damage.

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Cracked Tooth/Endodontic Treatment
Fractured Tooth and Broken Teeth
Lost Dental Filling or Crown
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Emergency Dentistry   |   Emergency Toothache   |    Treating Your Emergency Dental Abscess   |   Emergency Knocked Out Tooth
Emergency Fractured Tooth and Broken Teeth    |  Emergency Broken Jaw/Dislocated Jaw   |   Emergency Bitten Tongue or Lip   
Emergency Lost Dental Filling or Crown   |   Emergency Trapped Objects Between Teeth and Gums   |   When Tooth Erosion Becomes a Dental Emergency
Cold Sores and Fever Blisters   |   Periodontal/Gum Disease Treatment   |   Emergency Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain   |   Emergency Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Dry Tooth Socket Emergency   |   Emergency Bleeding After Dental Procedure/Dry Socket   |  Emergency Broken Denture/Denture Repair
Emergency Sports Injury/Dental Treatment   |   Emergency Braces Pain-Broken Wires or Brackets 

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