Emergency Dentistry at Eastern Dental
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time and require immediate treatment to keep your smile at its best. If your child’s suffered a dental injury such as cracks or fractures, our capable team at Eastern Dental schedules them in as soon as possible to address the damage. Our Grand Rapids emergency pediatric dentist David A. Boone, DDS relieves discomfort through his gentle and effective approach.
For the health of your child’s smile, it is best not to ignore dental emergencies. Contact our office immediately at (616) 974-0991.
What is Considered an Emergency?
If the dental concerns occur, seek immediate treatment:
· Injury to the tooth (fractures, breaks, or tooth loss)
· Intense toothaches and inflammation
· Loose fillings and crowns
Minor chips to teeth can likely be resolved during a regular appointment, but it is important to schedule an office visit as soon as you can. If one of your child’s permanent teeth ever becomes dislodged, do not let it dry out. Keep the tooth in its socket in saliva, a glass of milk, or if there is nothing else available, in a glass of water. This can give your child’s tooth a better chance to be reinserted without complications.
Treating Dental Emergencies at Eastern Dental
Once you have contacted our Grand Rapids with a dental emergency, our priority is to relieve any discomfort. Dr. Boone analyzes the severity of the emergency by performing an examination and taking X-rays and then determines which treatment would be best. Depending on the damage inflicted to the tooth, recommended services can include:
Minor chips, cracks, and fractures are often disregarded and are not considered an immediate dental concern, though these injuries such can allow bacteria to enter the tooth, causing an infection. To maintain the health of your child’s smile, we apply dental fillings and prevent the spread of bacteria.
Dr. Boone and his staff provide restorations to young patients who have major decay or trauma to a tooth. We believe in conservation, so before recommending any services or extractions, we examine your child’s tooth to ensure the treatment we state is necessary.
Contact Eastern Dental
If your child is ever experiencing a dental emergency, contact our Grand Rapids practice immediately to be seen by our dentist, Dr. Boone. He wants to help young patients maintain their oral health and smile with comfort!