Emergency Dentistry - Prosper, TX
Tooth Trouble? We Offer Urgent Help!
With kids, little accidents and booboos are just a part of everyday life. However, when a more serious, urgent dental emergency happens to your child, you shouldn’t simply brush it off. Dental emergencies can cause damage to your child’s smile and impact their future oral health. Reach out to our compassionate team at WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry, so we can provide the emergency dentistry in Prosper, TX your child needs to keep their happy, radiant smile.
Why Choose WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Nonjudgmental Team of Dental Professionals
- Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Teens Welcome
- Custom Sports Mouthguards Offered
Preventing Dental Emergencies
Sometimes even the most careful children can experience a dental emergency. However, you can prevent most of them by making sure that your child implements these healthy habits into their routine:
- Wear a sports mouthguard, especially in football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.
- Avoid using their teeth to open packaging or bottles.
- Avoid chewing on hard objects or foods like pens, fingernails, ice, and popcorn kernels.
Handling Common Dental Emergencies
When you call our dental office, we can give you tips for dealing with the dental emergency and schedule an emergency appointment for your child. Below are just some of the scenarios you could face and advice for ensuring the best results of treatment.
My Child Has a Toothache
Sometimes a minor toothache can be caused by food stuck in between teeth. If your child complains of tooth pain, try flossing around the hurting tooth first. If the toothache persists, then please contact our dental office. Toothaches are most often a result of decay that penetrated deep into the tooth, meaning that a nerve treatment may be necessary.
My Child Chipped/ Broke a Permanent Tooth
Although enamel is the strongest material in the human body, it is not indestructible. If a permanent tooth becomes chipped or broken, we may be able to use the pieces to repair the tooth, so be sure to gather as much of the tooth as possible. Keep in mind that if the tooth is too badly damaged, we may have to consider extracting the tooth altogether.
My Child Knocked Out a Baby Tooth
Depending on how old your child is, losing a baby tooth may or may not be a big deal. Tooth loss that occurs too early can lead to developmental or alignment issues with their permanent teeth down the road. Also, if your child has a baby tooth knocked out as a result of a strong impact, it is still a good idea to have Dr. Karrie take a look at them to make sure that there’s no other significant damage.
My Child Knocked-Out a Permanent Tooth
When handling the tooth, make sure you only touch the crown, not the root, and leave any attached tissue alone. Gently rinse off dirt and store the tooth in milk to keep it alive and viable. Do your best to bring your child into our Aubrey dental office as soon as possible—within an hour—to give us the best chances of re-implanting the tooth.
My Child Has a Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
Try to stop the bleeding with gauze or a clean cloth. If it continues for longer than 10 minutes, then you should visit the emergency room. However, even if it stops before the 10-minute mark, you may want to bring your child to see Dr. Karrie so that she can evaluate the wound and make sure it doesn’t become infected as it heals.
Emergency Phone Line After-hours, Available
If a dental emergency arises after our dental office hours, please call us and follow the emergency prompts. This will immediately connect with Dr. Karrie and she will return your call as soon as possible.