Emergency Dental Care for Kids     

Pediatric Emergency Dentistry -Falcon, CO

At Falcon Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that unexpected incidents are an inevitable part of parenting, especially when it comes to your children’s dental health. That’s why we suggest keeping our pediatric dental office’s contact details saved in your phone, ensuring you’re prepared for any dental emergencies that may arise. If your child experiences a dental emergency, rest assured that Dr. Beck and our dedicated team are here to help. With our expertise in children’s dentistry and pediatric emergency care, we provide swift and gentle assistance to restore your child’s oral health promptly, ensuring peace of mind for you and comfort for your little one. If your child sustains an injury or another dental emergency, please call our Falcon emergency pediatric dentist at (719) 749-9001 right away so that we can provide emergency care.

Emergency Pediatric Dentist Falcon, CO

Why Choose Falcon Pediatric Dentistry For Emergency Dentistry?

Same-day appointments are available 

Get Scheduled After Hours and On Weekends

Sedation Dentistry Options offered for Anxious Patients

Common Dental Emergencies:

If your child is experiencing a toothache, it’s crucial to take swift action to alleviate their discomfort and prevent any potential complications. When assessing whether it’s a true emergency, watch out for signs such as swelling, fever, fatigue, darkening of the tooth, or the development of a bump in the gums. These signs could indicate an abscess forming that will require immediate attention. Acting quickly is paramount to prevent infection buildup, which could impact the development of their adult teeth. In the meantime, provide relief by applying cold compresses for 10-15 minute intervals and administering over-the-counter pain medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen (avoid aspirin for children). At Falcon Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the urgency of toothaches in children. When you bring your child in, we’ll thoroughly assess the situation and discuss various treatment options, which may include extraction of the baby tooth or a nerve treatment and crown. Our priority is to ensure your child’s comfort and restore their oral health promptly.

Knocked Out Adult Tooth

If your child knocks out an adult tooth, it can be alarming, but it’s essential to remain calm and take appropriate action. First, reassure your child and inspect the area for any signs of bleeding or injury. If there is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or gauze to stem the flow. Next, locate the knocked-out tooth, handling it only by the crown (top part) and avoid touching the root. Rinse the tooth gently with water if it’s dirty, but do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments. Try to reinsert the tooth into the socket if possible, ensuring it’s facing the correct way. If reinsertion isn’t feasible, store the tooth in a container of milk or the child’s saliva to keep it moist. Immediately contact Falcon Pediatric Dentistry for further guidance and to schedule an emergency appointment. The most successful outcomes for these knocked out adult teeth usually occur if we can see your kiddo within 60 minutes. Our team will assess the situation and provide appropriate care to ensure your child’s dental health and comfort.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth:

Baby teeth are supposed to fall out! However, sometimes we accelerate that process by sports injuries or playing rough. If a baby tooth falls out earlier than expected, please contact Falcon Pediatric Dentistry so we can assess the area and verify no other injuries to the adjacent teeth or bone. In the meantime, if there is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or gauze to stem the flow. You can also alleviate the area with cold compresses for 10-15 minute increments as well as over-the-counter pain medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen, if necessary.

A MAJORITY OF DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Please give our dental office a call as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency that has to be attended to right away so that we can be ready for your appointment. Although there could be a little wait given that we are not a walk-in clinic, we will make every effort to see your kid as quickly as possible.

Toothaches

Cracked
Tooth

Chipped
Tooth

Knocked-Out
Tooth

Chipped tooth

Most small fractures of adult or baby teeth are not considered true dental emergencies. However, if you have any concern that the fracture was so deep that it may have caused nerve exposure, then contact Falcon Pediatric Dentistry immediately. If possible, locate the fractured segment and rinse it off with water. Bring it with you to your dental appointment. There is a possibility we can re-bond the segment back to the natural tooth.

Soft tissue injury (Bitten Lip, Tongue, or Cheek)

When your child experiences a soft tissue injury such as a bitten tongue, lip, or cheek, it can be distressing for both parent and child. Firstly, reassure your child and inspect the area for any signs of bleeding or trauma. Rinse their mouth gently with cool water to clean the affected area and provide relief. Apply a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a cloth to the outside of the mouth to reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Have your child bite down firmly on a clean, damp washcloth or gauze to apply pressure to the area. Encourage your child to avoid hard or spicy foods that could aggravate the injury, opting instead for soft, soothing options. If the bleeding persists or the injury seems severe, a visit to the ER may be warranted to control the bleeding. If you’re uncertain, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our compassionate team is here to provide the necessary care and support to ensure your child’s comfort and well-being.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Kids are rowdy and it is difficult to prevent accidents from happening. However, following these steps may help prevent the frequency of dental emergencies and minimizing potential discomfort.

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Encourage your child to practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing their teeth twice a day with fluoride or hydroxyapatite toothpaste and flossing daily.

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Regular visits to Falcon Pediatric Dentistry for dental check-ups and cleanings can help detect and address any potential issues before they escalate into emergencies.

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Provide your child with protective gear, such as mouthguards, during sports activities to prevent dental injuries. BMX/full coverage bike helmets are great for the extra rowdy kiddos who frequently fall off their bikes, scooters, or skateboards. These helmets do a fantastic job of protecting our teeth and jaws.

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Limit sugary snacks and beverages in their diet to reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay.

By instilling these preventive measures and promoting a healthy lifestyle, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of dental emergencies for your child.