Tooth Trauma in Children: How to Handle Dental Emergencies in Kids at Beecroft Smiles

Tooth Trauma in Children

Tooth trauma in children could be devastating. As a dentist with over two decades of experience, I’ve seen countless smiles transform – and sometimes, take a tumble! 

Children, with their boundless energy and adventurous spirit, are particularly prone to dental emergencies. A chipped tooth after a playground fall, a loose tooth after a bike mishap – these situations can be frightening for both child and parent.

We understand the unique needs of children’s dentistry. We create a welcoming and friendly environment to put your child at ease, even in the midst of a dental emergency. While we can’t offer 24/7 service and may not be open outside of working hours, we prioritize seeing children who experience dental emergencies on the same day they call whenever possible. Our goal is to minimize discomfort and get your child back to their bright, healthy smile quickly.

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Don't let a Tooth Trauma derail your child's day!

We offer extended hours to accommodate busy schedules, and we’re available for urgent care Monday through Saturday. If your child has a dental emergency in Beecroft or the surrounding areas, Beecroft Smiles is here to help.

Here's what sets Beecroft Smiles apart for your child's urgent dental needs:

  • Experienced and Patient Team: Our team is not only highly qualified but also incredibly patient and understanding with children. We know dental emergencies can be scary for little ones, and we’ll use gentle techniques and a friendly approach to make your child feel comfortable.
  • Quick and Effective Treatment: We understand that time is of the essence when your child is in pain. We’ll see you as soon as possible and provide the necessary treatment promptly.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Whenever possible, we prioritize minimally invasive techniques to minimize discomfort and preserve healthy tooth structure. We’ll discuss all treatment options clearly with you and ensure you understand the benefits and risks before proceeding.
  • Age-Appropriate Communication: We understand that children communicate differently from adults. We’ll use simple, clear language tailored to your child’s age and developmental level to explain procedures and answer their questions honestly.
  • Fun and Welcoming Environment: Our clinic is designed to be a child-friendly space. We have a bright and colorful play area to distract your child, as well as age-appropriate toys and movies to help them feel relaxed. Our friendly staff will do everything they can to make your child feel at ease throughout their visit.

What to Do in Case of a Dental Emergency:

While we’re here to help with any urgent tooth trauma in children, it’s also important to know how to react in the moment. Here are some quick tips:

  • Stay calm and reassure your child.
  • Assess the situation. Is there bleeding? Is the tooth loose or chipped?
  • For a knocked-out tooth: Locate the tooth if possible. Do not touch the root, but hold the tooth by the crown (the white part). If possible, try to gently reinsert the tooth back into the socket. If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a clean container with milk or saliva.
  • For a chipped tooth: There may be some minor bleeding. Rinse your child’s mouth with warm salt water.
  • For a loose tooth: Avoid touching or manipulating the tooth.

Taking the Next Step:

If your child experiences a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact Beecroft Smiles. We’re here for you!

  • Call us directly at 02 8411 2314. We’ll answer your call promptly and schedule you for an appointment as soon as possible.

     

  • Book online for an expedited appointment. Choose a time slot that works for you, and we’ll confirm your appointment as soon as we can. 

Author

  • Dr. Sharmila Wazir

    I’m a passionate local who’s been serving the Beecroft community for serveral years.My mission is to bring the brightest smile in your face. I believe in catching problems early on to keep your smile healthy for years to come. That’s why I focus on early intervention and minimally invasive treatments whenever possible.But dentistry is more than just fixing teeth; it’s about creating a positive experience. I love listening to your needs and concerns, providing a comprehensive diagnosis, and crafting the most comfortable treatment plan possible.