Kid's Emergency Dentistry in Roanoke
Care When Your Child Needs It Most
If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to get help from a dentist right away. Whether your little one has a nagging toothache or they damaged a tooth in an accident We Care Dental Care is here to help! We offer same-day appointments during office hours to accommodate emergency cases, sedation for extreme pain, and compassionate solutions to get your child back to optimal dental health.
What Should I Do If my Child has A Dental Emergency?
The first thing you should do is schedule an emergency appointment or come in right away. You can reach us at (540) 427-7274 to schedule a same-day appointment or let us know that you’re on your way to our office. If your child’s tooth has been knocked out, rinse it gently with warm water and replace it in the socket. If this is uncomfortable for your child or you’re worried about them swallowing the tooth, you can put it in a small container with milk or your child’s saliva. The point is to not allow the tooth to dry out. Lost dental work, such as fillings or crowns, should also be rinsed and brought to your appointment.
Bleeding can be treated with clean gauze or cotton balls and gentle pressure. It should slow down or stop within 1-2 hours. Discomfort and inflammation can be treated with an over-the-counter NSAID like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (ibuprofen). Don’t use aspirin, as it will prevent proper clotting. Ice packs can also be applied externally to reduce pain and swelling. Once you’ve treated pain, bleeding and discomfort, come to our office as soon as possible.
What Counts As A Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies include injuries like a knocked-out (avulsed) tooth, but you should also seek immediate care if your child is experiencing a serious toothache. As a general rule, we define a dental emergency as any issue that is causing your child pain that you cannot treat on your own. If their issue fits these two criteria, you should see Dr. Burkitt right away for an emergency appointment.
Same-Day Appointments for Fast Relief & Efficient Care for Kids
Dental emergencies aren’t convenient, but we strive to be, which is why we offer same-day appointments for emergencies. The team at We Care Dental Care is flexible and knowledgeable, and we always make sure to keep appointments available for emergency situations. Whether you call ahead or walk-in, we will do our best to see your child immediately to provide proper care and treatment.
Call or Visit for Emergency Dentistry In Roanoke
Dr. Burkitt has experience treating just about every type of dental emergency. From cracked and chipped teeth to toothaches caused by infections, damaged dental work and more. With same-day appointments, we can always provide your child with the emergency care they need. If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, call us now at (540) 427-7274 to let us know you’re coming in, or come to our office at 3433 Orange Ave NE, Suite A1, Roanoke, VA 24012.