Valleau, VanDeven & Massie
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergencies

How can we help you?

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. 

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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To all of our patients and families:

On behalf of everyone at Valleau, VanDeven, and Massie Dentistry for Children, we thank you for being a part of our family and for your continued support and patience.

As of June 1st, our practice has resumed patient care with many extra COVID-19 precautions. The quality of your child's treatment will continue to be provided at the highest level. Please review our new protocols to know what to expect for your child's appointment. 

For all patients coming in this Fall and Winter, you will be receiving a letter that explains the many changes made at our office to keep everyone safe and healthy, specifically during the COVID pandemic. Visit our safety info page here for more info.  These will change periodically as we stay up to date on the guidelines outlined by our professional and scientific authorities.

Thank you for being on this journey with us and trusting us to care for your children.

See you soon, friends!