Valleau, VanDeven & Massie Dentistry for Children
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Emergencies

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We understand that you may have (a lot!) of questions about your child's oral health. Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). If your question is not on the list or is not fully answered here, please do not hesitate to contact our office to speak with one of our team members who will gladly and comprehensively answer any of your questions. 

Dental Emergencies

In general, the primary (or baby teeth) are the space holders for the eruption of the permanent teeth. However, it does happen that sometimes a permanent tooth will not exactly follow the path of the baby tooth it is supposed to replace and may come in either in front or behind a baby tooth. This condition is relatively common and is not as much concerning (ie urgent) when it happens on the bottom teeth as when it happens on the top. Please call our office to set up an evaluation if a permanent tooth is erupting in front or behind a baby tooth on your child's top row of teeth. 

Dental emergencies can be a very scary event and we understand that getting help as soon as possible is extremely important. For our patients of record, we will always do our best to see them the same day and as soon as possible. If the emergency happens over the weekend or on a day that the office is closed, we have doctors on call to help walk you through steps on how to care for your child. 

 

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