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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Pediatric Dental Group of New York

Pediatric Dentistry located in Albany, NY & Glens Falls, NY

When children have dental emergencies, parents often panic. Fortunately, when you have a team of experienced pediatric dentists nearby, there’s no reason to worry. At Pediatric Dental Group of New York, with locations in Schenectady, Albany and Glens Falls, New York, the team offers emergency dentistry services when you need help the most. Call the office in your area or click on the online appointment scheduler to arrange your child’s visit.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

When might my child need emergency dentistry?

Your child might need pediatric emergency dentistry care if they have a sudden problem involving their teeth, gums, jaw, or oral appliances. In general, emergencies are those situations that require immediate professional care because your child has severe oral damage, trauma, or pain.

But, if your child has any life-threatening dental injury, proceed to the nearest emergency room. The Pediatric Dental Group of New York specialists also offer hospital dentistry services, so they can help your child while hospitalized.

What should I do when my child needs emergency dentistry?

Call Pediatric Dental Group of New York immediately to let the team know you need help. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to make your child more comfortable and prepare them for treatment. These include:

  • Apply a cold compress to your child's jaw to ease pain
  • Rinse your child's mouth with a salt water solution to reduce pain
  • Floss between teeth to remove stray food particles
  • Place a knocked-out tooth in a glass of milk or water
  • Place a dislodged filling, crown, or oral appliance in a container

While these measures can help, professional dental care is essential in an emergency. The team works you into the schedule as soon as possible.

How can I prevent children's dental emergencies?

With some simple preventive tactics, you can avoid many common pediatric dental emergencies. Some good safety rules for children to follow include:

  • Wear a mouthguard during sports
  • Never chew on nonfoods like ice or popcorn kernels
  • Never use teeth to open bags, chew fingernails, or gnaw pencils
  • Schedule teeth cleanings and pediatric dental checkups every six months

The Pediatric Dental Group of New York team may recommend additional tips to help your child stay healthy and avoid dental emergencies. 

If you have any questions about dental emergencies, or if you're not sure whether your child needs emergency dentistry services, just call the nearest Pediatric Dental Group of New York office to speak with a friendly team member during any regular office hours. Or, you can always book regular pediatric dentistry visits through the online appointment scheduler.