Pediatric Emergency Dentist – Leesburg, VA
Tackling Unsolved Cases Quickly & Effectively
All of our detectives at Tooth Clues - The Dental Detective for Kids are precious, and even though we wish that an accident does not happen, emergency dental issues and injuries do often arise. It is very important to be prepared for any dental emergency for your child, as knowing what to do can be the difference in saving or losing a tooth. And when you visit us, we will share and prepare you with the knowledge to prevent such accidents based on your child’s activities, hobbies and habits!
At Tooth Clues - The Dental Detective for Kids, we are available to help and provide assistance for all dental problems.
If your child experiences any dental emergency in Leesburg, please call us immediately to speak with a dental agent or to be connected to Dr. Takiar.
Why Choose Tooth Clues - The Dental Detective for Kids for Your Child’s Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day & After-Hour Emergency Dental Appointments
- Experienced & Skilled Pediatric Dentist
- Several Types of Sedation Dentistry Options Available
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
It can be difficult to know whether your child’s oral discomfort or an accident requires an emergency visit to the dentist. That is why we have included some urgent cases that we typically solve below. We always recommend calling us if you are not sure whether you need to come in!
Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies
There is no way you can completely prevent dental emergencies from occurring in your household. However, there are some ways to minimize the chances of your child developing oral pain or discomfort, including:
- Bring your detective in twice a year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings with Agent T
- Strengthen their protective enamel with fluoride treatments at the end of each professional teeth cleaning
- If your child is susceptible to cavities, consider investing in dental sealants
- Encourage a routine of brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily
- Encourage your child not to chew on items that are hard, excessively chewy, or sticky
- If your child plays contact sports or grinds their teeth, invest in a custom-fitted mouthguard
Pediatric Dental Emergency FAQs
In the midst of a children’s dental emergency in Leesburg, it can be incredibly difficult to think clearly and make the best decision for your little one’s smile, especially if you have never dealt with this type of situation before. Fortunately, you do not have to be an expert—just give our highly experienced team at Tooth Clues a call! We will walk you through each step of the way and provide you with important answers and information to help preserve your child’s smile, like the ones we’ve included below.
Can toothaches go away on their own?
If your child is complaining about a persistent toothache that will not seem to go away, whether they are experiencing sharp or dull pain, scheduling an emergency appointment with your pediatric dentist is typically the best first step to take. This is because toothaches in children can be the result of decay caused by bacteria that can lead to cavities or exposed pulp, which is a collection of nerves and soft tissue within teeth.
It is highly unlikely that the problem causing a toothache will disappear on its own, and in some cases, the pain may eventually go away, but that could also mean that the problem has just progressed. In order to preserve your favorite smile and minimize the need for more extensive treatment, it is important to never ignore toothaches.
Do I need to take my child to the emergency dentist if they knocked-out a baby tooth?
Despite baby teeth being destined to fall out on their own in order to make space for your child’s permanent teeth to grow in, if trauma or an accident causes this, it is a good idea to call your pediatric dentist in Leesburg to assess the situation and determine whether any treatment is necessary.
What should I keep in my emergency dentistry kit at home?
Having an emergency dentistry kit at home can come in handy, especially in those overwhelming moments when your child’s in pain and it can be hard to think straight. Here’s what we recommend equipping your kit with:
- A small, sealable storage container for teeth or crowns
- Sterile gloves
- Gauze pads and dressings
- Cotton balls
- An ice pack
- Dental floss
- Contact information for our office
- Anti-inflammatory medication that’s safe for children
Should I bring my child to the ER or a pediatric emergency dentist?
In most cases, it is likely not possible to know whether your child has fractured or broken their jaw. Typically, this needs to be diagnosed unless it is visually obvious. That is why we recommend calling your pediatric dentist to help triage the situation. This can include either Dr. Takiar meeting you at the hospital or visiting the office first to analyze the extent of the damage.
Dr. Takiar offers both same-day and after-hours emergency dental appointments, so if you ever find yourself in need of a skilled pediatric dentist at any time, you can call our office to speak directly with one.