Emergency Care

NJ Kids Pediatric Group

Pediatric Dentistry located in Union, NJ

If your child loses a permanent tooth due to an accident, don’t wait to seek emergency care. Making it to the dentist within an hour of the initial injury could mean the difference between saving the tooth or needing oral surgery. At NJ Kids Pediatric Group, family dentist Simar Nagyal, DMD, offers emergency care to children of all ages. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Union, New Jersey, walk in during normal hours, call the office, or book online today.

Emergency Care Q&A

What is emergency care?

Emergency care provides same-day diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious issues, like knocked-out teeth, chipped teeth, or severe toothaches. By providing immediate treatment, it’s possible to reduce the risk of additional complications and preserve your child’s smile for years to come.

What types of issues does emergency care treat?

The team at NJ Kids Pediatric Group uses emergency care to treat various issues, including:

  • Chipped, cracked, and pitted teeth
  • Knocked-out permanent teeth
  • Damaged restorations (i.e., crowns, bridges, and fillings)
  • Damaged orthodontic appliances
  • Oral abscesses
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Severe toothaches
  • Foreign objects lodged between the teeth

Your child might also benefit from emergency care if they get hit in the mouth and fracture or dislocate their jaw.

What steps should I take if my child loses a permanent tooth?

If your child loses a permanent tooth, act as quickly as possible. Gently pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it in tap water. Try to put your child’s tooth back in the socket. If it wobbles around, put it inside a glass of milk and call NJ Kids Pediatric Group right away.

What if my child’s tongue or lip won’t stop bleeding?

If your child bites down on their tongue or their lip and it won’t stop bleeding, stay calm and act quickly. Grab a clean washcloth and soak it in warm tap water. Have your child rinse their mouth and apply the washcloth to the cut. Once the bleeding is under control, call NJ Kids Pediatric Group.

What happens during emergency care?

At NJ Kids Pediatric Group, no two emergency care appointments are exactly alike.

When you arrive at the office, your child’s provider conducts an oral exam to assess the extent of the damage. They might also order X-rays to assess your child’s jaw, tooth roots, and gums. 

After determining the source of your child’s discomfort, their NJ Kids Pediatric Group provider develops a custom care plan. For example, if your child chipped a tooth, they can repair it with dental bonding. If your child has a severe toothache, they can administer oral sedation, remove the decay, and apply a filling.

Ultimately, the goal of emergency care is to provide immediate relief and prevent the issue from getting worse.

If your child needs emergency care, don’t wait to make an appointment at NJ Kids Pediatric Group. Call the office to speak with a friendly staff member today, or click the online scheduling feature.