Emergency Dental Care for Children
Pediatric Dental Treatment in Ballantyne & Charlotte
At Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to provide comprehensive, convenient dental care to children throughout the greater Charlotte, North Carolina, area. We strive to place a focus on long-term dental health, designing treatment plans that facilitate healthy dental development and create the best possible smile for your child. Sometimes, though, emergencies do happen, and when they do, our world-class pediatric dentist and team are here to help.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
True dental emergencies are rare, but if your child does suffer one, the first thing you should do is seek help. Our office offers emergency dental appointments to all of our patients, so if you have a dental emergency, call us immediately at 704-752-1900. We can offer tips on how best to care for the problem, and we will bring you in for an emergency appointment so our pediatric dentist, Dr. Scott L. Weinstein, can restore your child’s smile back to normal.
Contacting our office is the best thing to do in a dental emergency. But what qualifies as a true emergency? While it is not always obvious, here are a few things that qualify as a genuine dental emergency:
● Severe toothaches or tooth pain that lasts for a long time
● A cracked or fractured tooth
● A chipped, broken or otherwise damaged tooth
● A tooth that is fully or partially knocked out
● Losing a dental restoration like a filling
● Severe damage to the tongue, cheeks, lips, gums or other soft tissue of the mouth
If your child suffers any of these problems, you should contact our office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment. However, if your child suffers trauma to the head or neck, your emergency happens outside our office hours or you think your child may be in serious danger, it is best to head straight to the emergency room. In either case, be sure to contact us immediately to brief us on the situation so we can make a plan to help protect your child’s smile.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Charlotte, NC, Pediatric Dentist
We hope this information helps you know how to recognize and handle a dental emergency, as it is important to be prepared. However, thankfully, dental emergencies are rare, and for most patients, routine dental care is more important than emergency dental care. If it is time for your child to come in for their next routine dental checkup, do not wait: schedule it today by reaching out to us at our contact page. We cannot wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping your child achieve a gorgeous, healthy smile!