Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Claudia Rodriguez, DDS -  - Pediatric Dentistry

Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry

Claudia Rodriguez, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry located in Hollywood, FL

Accidents happen. Thankfully, Claudia Rodriguez, DDS, and her team at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry in Hollywood, Florida, are here to address any time-sensitive dental emergencies. From severe mouth pain to abscessed or knocked-out teeth, the team of pediatric dental experts gets you back to your daily activities in no time. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What does emergency dentistry include?

As the name suggests, emergency dentistry addresses all dental issues that require immediate attention. The team at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry is available to address emergencies like knocked-out teeth, extreme mouth pain, unprovoked mouth bleeding, and more. 

As a rule of thumb, dental emergencies should be addressed within 30 minutes of the incident. These 30 minutes could make all the difference in saving or losing a tooth. 

Get in touch with Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry immediately if you think you have suffered from an emergency. 

When should I call an emergency dentist?

You should contact a dentist right away if your child has suffered from any of the following emergencies: 

  • A cut or tear in the lip
  • Deeply cracked or broken tooth
  • Injury to the face or mouth
  • Bleeding from inside the mouth (gums, cheeks, tongue)
  • Extreme and sustained mouth or tooth pain
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Swelling in your gums, tooth, or tongue

If you’re not sure how severe your child’s condition is, you should still call a dental expert at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry for advice. You may be able to wait 24-48 hours before coming in for an appointment if your child’s tooth is slightly chipped but doesn’t hurt, for example. 

The expert team of pediatric dentists guides you in your search for prompt treatment. 

What should I do with a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is one of the most time-sensitive dental emergencies. Every minute counts. The longer you wait to schedule an appointment at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry, the higher your chances of losing the tooth. 

If your child has suffered from a knocked-out tooth, start by cleaning the affected area and the tooth immediately. Make sure to rinse their mouth with warm water and not touch the tooth by its roots. Holding the tooth by its smooth white top, rinse it thoroughly. 

If possible, try to place the tooth back in the gum socket and keep the mouth closed. Alternatively, place a finger on your tooth or gently bite down to keep it in place until you come in for an appointment. 

In the event that you cannot put the tooth back into the gum socket, place it in a small cup of milk until your appointment. 

The team at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry helps you stay proactive during dental emergencies. Call or go online today to schedule an appointment with an expert.