Here at, Oahu Pediatric Dentistry we are happy to help with any pediatric emergency that you might have.
Dental emergencies in young children can be very alarming. It can be difficult to know what to do, and it can be just as difficult to avoid panicking. It is often made worse in children that are very young because they are unable to explain to you what is hurting them. If you do have a dental emergency in a young child, then bring them into us straight away. Our expert dentists will know how to find out what the problem is and will know how to deal with it.
Dental emergencies will often involve considerable pain. This can include problems with orthodontics. One of the first steps after an initial and brief examination is to help relieve the child's pain as soon as possible. In many cases, there may be a need for a tooth to be extracted or operated on in some other way. In such cases, we will need to administer a local anesthetic will which help relieve the pain quickly and effectively.
Orthodontic Apparatus Problems
All orthodontic apparatus is designed to fit perfectly and provide minimal discomfort. Regardless, some children might still experience some considerable discomfort. Problems can also arise through damage caused by playing or maybe through eating candies and other hard foods. If the discomfort becomes too severe, it can become an emergency. If you are unsure of what to do, you should call us first. We can suggest the correct procedures you should follow before bringing your child to our office. Once they are in our office, we will deal with the problem quickly to help relieve their discomfort.
Common Causes for Emergencies
Children tend to like sweet foods, while they also often have poor dental hygiene habits if not closely supervised. This can mean them going to bed at night with sugar still on their teeth, and this is likely to accelerate tooth decay. This, in turn, can lead to the need for emergency extractions or root canal therapy.
Another common cause of emergencies is accidents. Children are often hurting themselves when playing and this can lead to injuries of the jaw and teeth. Again, this can lead to the need for emergency extractions and other treatments. Regardless of the cause, our dental experts are on hand to help deal with your emergency right away.
When dealing with emergencies, we will also help ensure your child's oral health and well-being in the long term. It can be important to ensure that a young child will continue to develop properly after an injury or another dental emergency. Our expert team will do all they can to ensure that your child grows up to have a beautiful and healthy smile.
If you have a pediatric dental emergency, or if you have any questions, then contact us straight away at Oahu Pediatric Dentistry at (808) 201-9956. We are on hand to help deal with your emergency in any way that we can.