Nothing is scarier for parents than when their child gets hurt! Chipping a tooth can not only be embarrassing, but it may also be uncomfortable if a jagged edge is scraping your little one's tongue or soft tissues.
When your son or daughter has a dental emergency, they need relief fast, and your team at Valleau, VanDeven & Massie Dentistry for Children can help. We have two convenient locations in Grand Rapids and Rockford, so we are the dental team parents trust when you need an emergency "dentist near me" in Michigan.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Sometimes it's hard to know if your son or daughter has a dental emergency. So when should you contact your children's dentist?
To that, we say, contact us no matter what, even if you're unsure. Our team will assess your little one's situation over the phone and point you in the right direction if they need immediate attention, whether that should be at our dental office, an emergency room, or at their general physician's office.
Some of the dental emergencies we take care of at our dental office are:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Dental pain or a toothache
- Injuries to gums or soft tissues
You Can Avoid Some Dental Emergencies
While some dental emergencies are purely caused by accident, there are also some that you can prevent for your little one. Visiting the dentist every six months for regular teeth cleanings and checkups will help protect your son or daughter from problems like tooth decay and cavities, which can progress into more painful situations like a tooth infection.
These routine visits also help your son or daughter feel more comfortable and at ease in the dental chair, so it won't be as stressful if they visit us for an emergency dental appointment.