Dental emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life, but our team of pediatric experts is specially trained in providing emergency dental services just for children.
If your child requires urgent care, you can find your emergency dentist here. We provide the dental care and procedures necessary to alleviate pain and prevent further damage.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies include significant injury to your child’s teeth or mouth from an accident, infection or another form of dental trauma. If you believe your child is suffering from a dental emergency and is in significant pain, call us immediately at (312) 750-9000. We will talk you through it and provide the proper next steps.
We know that needing emergency dental care can be very stressful and scary for both your child and you, so we are committed to providing a peaceful, calming environment as we perform whatever treatment may be needed.
If we determine that the help of a specialist, like an oral surgeon, is needed, we will tap into our wide referral network in Chicago and quickly connect you with the appropriate oral health professional to treat your child.
When Should I Bring My Child in for Emergency Treatment?
When your child is in pain, you want to do everything in your power to help them as soon as possible. At Dentistry at Millennium Park, we define the following as dental emergencies:
- Severe pain and long-lasting toothache
- A dental filling or crown falling out or sustaining damage
- Intense injury to the lips, tongue or teeth
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Chipping or breakage to teeth
- Knocked-out teeth (full or partial)
What Should I Do If My Child Gets a Tooth Knocked Out?
Our team is prepared to help you and your child through the trauma of getting a tooth knocked out, and provide the treatments needed to prevent further injury and dental problems.
If your child had a baby tooth knocked out, please note that this is not considered a dental emergency. While it definitely is scary and we empathize, baby teeth will naturally come out eventually without causing any issues.
Do not try to reinsert the knocked-out baby tooth under any circumstance. Instead, apply pressure to the impacted area and have your child bite down on gauze to stop the bleeding.
If you are concerned that losing this tooth will hurt your child’s mouth, call us at (312) 750-9000 to schedule an appointment. We will evaluate any potential damage and provide next steps for any necessary treatment.
However, if your child had a permanent adult tooth knocked out, this is considered a dental emergency. If possible, reinsert the tooth back into the socket. If not, put it into a glass of cold, plain white milk as soon as possible and bring it with you to the office.
Take special care to not touch the tooth’s roots, and do not scrub it. We will take care of proper cleaning and handling of the knocked-out tooth at our office.
Looking for Emergency Pediatric Dental Care Near You in Chicago?
The health, wellness and comfort of young patients is our priority. If your child requires emergency dental care, please call us immediately at (312) 750-9000 for further instruction and treatment.