Accidents & Injuries

Emergency Dentistry in Reynoldsburg, OH

As parents, we understand that nothing is more distressing than seeing your child in pain or experiencing a dental emergency. At Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry, we provide you with peace of mind and expert care when you need it most. Dr. Lucia Gerstmann and Dr. Marlina Shah offer compassionate and comprehensive emergency dental services specifically tailored for children in Reynoldsburg, OH.
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What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry involves promptly diagnosing, treating, and managing dental emergencies, including toothaches, knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, dental trauma, and other urgent dental issues. Pediatric emergency dentistry focuses on addressing these emergencies in children, who may require specialized care due to their developing teeth and unique dental needs.

At Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can be stressful for both children and parents. That’s why we strive to provide prompt and compassionate care to alleviate pain, address the issue, and restore your child’s oral health as quickly as possible.

Our Emergency Dental Services

We offer a comprehensive range of pediatric emergency dental services, including:

Toothache Relief:

Toothaches can be caused by various factors, including cavities, infections, or dental trauma. Our team will promptly diagnose the cause of your child's toothache and provide appropriate treatment to relieve pain and address the underlying issue.

Treatment for Knocked-Out Teeth:

Accidents happen, and knocked-out teeth require immediate attention to increase the chances of successful re-implantation. If your child knocks out a tooth, it's crucial to act quickly and follow the proper steps to preserve it until you can reach our office.

Repair of Broken or Chipped Teeth:

Broken or chipped teeth can result from falls, sports injuries, or other accidents. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Lucia and Dr. Marlina, are skilled in repairing damaged teeth using restorative techniques such as dental bonding or crowns to restore function and aesthetics.

Management of Dental Trauma:

Dental trauma, such as fractures, requires prompt evaluation and treatment to prevent further damage and preserve the affected tooth. Our team is experienced in managing dental trauma in children and will provide gentle and effective care to alleviate discomfort and restore oral health.

Treatment for Dental Infections:

Dental infections, such as abscesses or gum disease, can cause severe pain and swelling. Our pediatric dentists will assess the extent of the infection and provide appropriate treatment, including antibiotics, abscess drainage, or root canal therapy.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

In the event of a pediatric dental emergency, it's essential to remain calm and take the following steps:

Assess the Situation:

Evaluate the severity of the dental emergency and determine if immediate intervention is necessary.

Contact Our Office:

Call Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment. Our team will provide guidance on what to do next and ensure that your child receives timely care.

Handle the Tooth Carefully:

If your child knocks out a tooth, handle it by the crown (the part that's normally visible in the mouth) and avoid touching the root. Rinse the tooth gently with water if it's dirty, but do not scrub or remove any attached tissue.

Preserve the Tooth:

Try re-implanting the knocked-out tooth into its socket and holding it in place by gently biting down on a clean cloth or gauze. Alternatively, place the tooth in a container of milk or saliva to keep it moist until you can reach our office.

Manage Pain and Swelling:

While waiting for your appointment, use over-the-counter pain medication and apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce pain and swelling.

Pediatric Emergency Dentistry in Reynoldsburg, OH

Your child’s comfort, safety, and well-being are our top priorities, especially during dental emergencies. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the event of a dental emergency in Reynoldsburg—we’re here to help your child smile brightly again. Please schedule an appointment with us today, and let us be your partner in ensuring your child’s dental health and happiness.
Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry in Reynoldsburg
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