Preventing Emergencies with Regular Checkups
Going to the dentist regularly can help prevent many dental emergencies. Scheduling regular checkups every six months allows your pediatric dentist or orthodontist to diagnose any potential problems early on before they become an emergency. Early diagnosis also reduces the chances that treatment will be more complicated than it needs to be. During these visits, your pediatric dentist or orthodontist may discuss preventive measures such as sealants and fluoride treatments which can help reduce the risk of cavities and other conditions which could lead to an emergency situation down the road. Additionally, they’ll examine existing teeth for signs of decay or damage that could potentially cause pain and infection if left untreated.
Types of Emergencies and Symptoms
To properly respond during a dental emergency, you must first recognize when one is happening (or about to happen). Knowing the symptoms that indicate an urgent need for medical attention is critical both in terms of protecting oral health but also avoiding unnecessary trips to the emergency room. Common signs of a dental emergency include severe pain, swelling on or around the gums, and bleeding from the mouth. If you’re ever in doubt about whether something is an emergency or not, it’s best to err on the side of caution and contact your pediatric dentist right away for advice.
Common Causes & Treatments of Painful Dentition Problems
The most common causes of painful dentition problems are cavities, fractured teeth, and injuries to soft tissue like lips, tongue, or gums due to accidents (especially sports-related). During these situations, prompt treatment is essential as delaying can lead to more serious complications down the road, such as infection, which can spread throughout the body if left untreated. Treatment typically involves cleaning the cavity with filling material, making sure that any fractures are properly repaired, and restoring a tooth back to its original state prior to the injury. The dentist will also address underlying issues such as possible allergies.
If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait to get the help they need. Pediatric Dental Care of Jersey City, NJ offers experienced pediatric dentists who can provide specialized care for all types of urgent dental needs. With their state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology, our team of experts will assess your child’s condition quickly and efficiently to ensure the best possible outcome for them. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with any pediatric dental emergencies you may be facing!