Pediatric dental emergencies can be handled at Smiles4OC in Costa Mesa
Many parents in the Costa Mesa area and surrounding communities are often interested in learning about immediate dental care when needed, though many are unaware that the practice of Smiles4OC offers assistance for pediatric dental emergencies. Drs. Rolfes, Do, and Dunne of Smiles4OC are ready and willing to help parents who are unsure of how to handle a dental emergency that involves their child. Whether it’s a knocked out tooth, excessive bleeding, or a cracked tooth, our team can help.
Most pediatric dental emergencies involve trauma to the face and/or mouth. This may result in a broken tooth, knocked out tooth, or even a severe bite to the tongue, lip, or cheek. Other common concerns include cold sores, canker sores, objects stuck between the teeth, and toothaches. All of these issues require immediate evaluation and treatment by a quality dental team, and the group of Smiles4OC can provide this care and attention as necessary.
Drs. Rolfes, Do, and Dunne of Smiles4OC have a 24-hour call line for parents to contact if they are in need of dental assistance. Depending on the time of day, parents may be able to bring their child into the dental practice immediately or may be advised over the phone how to handle the situation until they can get into the office. In some cases, the dentist may prescribe medication for parents to use until they are able to get their child into the practice. This is often done for unexplained toothaches or pain that may still be around after an oral surgery procedure. In severe cases, patients may be advised to go to the nearest emergency room for immediate treatment if deemed appropriate by our dental team.
If you live in or around the Costa Mesa area and want to have a dental team on your side in the event of pediatric dental emergencies, contact Drs. Rolfes, Do, and Dunne of Smiles4OC today. We can educate patients on the comprehensive dental services we provide for patients of all ages, and can get families started in our dental practice so their x-rays and health notes are readily available in our files.
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