No parent wants to face a dental emergency, but they can happen at any time. Even children who are just beginning to have their baby teeth, or primary teeth, erupt, may experience an emergency. At the first sign of a problem, immediately take your child to a qualified pediatric dentist.
If for some reason you are unable to visit the office, our pediatric dentists and team will also be able to provide you with instructions on how to care for your child’s injury until you are able to bring them in. We understand that you are not able to always plan and be prepared for emergencies, so we strive to be as accommodating as possible.
If you are new to caring for your child’s dental needs, it can be difficult to discern what constitutes an emergency. You should immediately call a pediatric dentist if any of the following situations should occur:
Children’s early childhood teeth, primary teeth, are just as important as regular teeth. You may be tempted to think that a lost tooth, chipped tooth, or even cavity is not as big of a deal in children, whose teeth will eventually fall out. However, this is gravely mistaken. Not only can children develop infections that will threaten their immune system and can cause severe problems throughout their entire body, but they may also experience orthodontic problems later on.
This is because baby teeth provide a “blueprint” for the adult teeth when they begin to erupt. Not having a proper blueprint can cause serious orthodontic problems many years down the road, which will result in much more discomfort and increased expenses. Do not wait because you think a child’s baby teeth are “disposable” and will be lost anyway. Take quick action!
While acting fast is paramount, we advise you to seek out the best care. Kids First Dental in Lancaster, South Carolina utilizes technology based on effectiveness and comfort. We check for the most recent updates in pediatric medicine.
You may have endless choices for your emergency care, but finding a provider who will treat you quickly is important. You are likely to be concerned about costs as well as whether the emergency care you receive will be effective. We want you to know:
When it comes to emergency care as well as general dentistry, we know you have many options. We know that in emergencies, making a choice is difficult. Before you have an emergency, we prefer prevention to keep you healthy, rather than treat problems that result. So don’t delay, and make an appointment with Kids First Dental in Lancaster, South Carolina today!