Emergency Dentist in Wilton
In an emergency dental situation, knowing what to do can be the difference between saving a tooth and dealing with more serious consequences. The best and quickest advice we can give any patient is that in the case of excessive bleeding, extreme pain, or loss of consciousness, it might be best to visit the ER. Either way, if you give Wilton Pediatric Dentistry a call, we’ll point you in the right direction and schedule a same-day appointment if needed.
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Same Day Appointments
Wilton Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer same-day appointments to all our patients experiencing a dental emergency. Time is generally a major factor when it comes to saving damaged teeth, and the uncomfortable feeling of having a dental injury is never fun to deal with, even for a short while. If your child has lost or broken a tooth (or teeth) due to an injury, give us a call as soon as possible. We will either find a time for you to come in that same day, or refer you to a trusted partner.
What to do
The best tool a pediatric dentist can have in case of an emergency is a well-educated patient and parent. Learn what to do in the case of a lost or chipped tooth.
How to treat
Dental trauma can happen in many ways. From playing sports to running around, even a simple fall can result in some serious damage. If your child plays sports, a custom-fitting mouthguard is the best defense again dental trauma. But if an accident does happen, there are a few steps you can take to help your child before heading to the dentist.
If your child has lost an adult or permanent tooth, try not to handle it too much and do not touch the root. Gently rinse the tooth with clean water and call us immediately. If the tooth is clean, you may try reinserting it into the empty socket. or place it in a clean container with your child’s saliva.
How to treat
In the case of a chipped or broken permanent tooth, do what you can to gather any broken pieces and, again, place them in a clean container with your child’s saliva. Tell your child to refrain from biting on the broken tooth to prevent additional damage. After the chipped pieces are gathered and cleaned, call Wilton Pediatric Dentistry for an emergency appointment.
Dental emergencies are never fun, but at Wilton Pediatric Dentistry, we’re here to help. If you have an emergency, contact us right away. Our team will guide you through the steps you can take to help your child, and set up an emergency appointment to get your kid back on their feet. Get compassionate, comforting care for your child today.
Do you have a question about the office or staff at Wilton Pediatric Dentistry? The first step is as easy as filling out our contact form! We’ll be in touch.