There is never a convenient time for accidents and emergencies. Alaska Dentistry for Kids is there for any dental emergencies for Anchorage children, providing a wide array of services for whenever life takes a swing at your child’s smile. There are several occasions when emergency dental services are required, whether it’s a stray ball at a baseball game or an abscess causing too much pain.
Dr. Chris Coplin and his staff share different types of dental emergencies and what to do:
- Cracked/Broken Teeth: Maybe the kids grabbed a piece of taffy that was too hard or underestimated the strength of the pen cap they were chewing on, causing a chip or a break in the tooth. No one wants to walk around missing a chunk of their smile, so it’s important to contact your emergency children's dentist to correct the problem as soon as possible. Though most of these issues are cosmetic, it’s often important to get them checked out, just in case the issue is worse than you thought.
- Teeth Knocked Out: For parent or guardians with active kids, especially the ones who play sports, it’s important to keep the number for an emergency children's dentist close by. All it takes is one stray ball or misplaced kick to have a dental disaster.
- Pulpitis & Abscesses: Tooth pain can often be unbearable. Luckily, you don’t have to resort to extreme measures. Emergency children's dentists exist to relieve this pain, also known as pulpitis. This is when the pulp of the tooth, the section with all the nerve endings, becomes swollen and inflamed. If not treated, they can become a painful abscess. Depending on what is causing the inflammation, the dental procedures necessary vary in intensity, but addressing them as soon as possible is vital.
- Lost Crowns Or Fillings: If your child has already undergone dental procedures, it’s important to have an emergency children's dentist on call in case something goes wrong. Fillings and crowns can fall out and cause pain, resulting in the need for last minute dental services.
Alaskan Dentistry for Kids understands the necessity for an emergency children's dentist you can count on. If you’re and Anchorage resident in need of some after-hour care or a routine cleaning, don’t hesitate to give them a call at (907) 274-2525.