Emergency Dentistry

Unexpected Issues Rocking the Boat?

Emergency Dentistry at Sea of Smiles

Whether a toothache is causing your child pain and discomfort or they have been injured in an accident, our dentists know just what to do in an emergency and we will get your child back to optimal health. We offer same-day appointments and efficient, compassionate dentistry that will have you and your family smiling again. If your kid is experiencing a dental emergency, call us immediately!

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Know When to Call

What is a Dental Emergency?

If you suspect that your child needs immediate dental care, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by one of our offices. While broken bones or the stomach flu have obvious symptoms, dental emergencies can be harder to determine. The most common dental emergencies include severe toothaches, excessive bleeding, and permanent teeth that have been knocked-out or become loose. If your child is experiencing any of these situations, call us as soon as possible or come to one of our locations in Yardley, Bensalem, Warrington, or Glenside.

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Be Prepared

What to Do in an Emergency

The most important thing to do if your child is experiencing an emergency is to stay calm and seek professional dental help right away. If a permanent tooth has been knocked out, the best way to preserve it is to place it back in the socket. If you're worried about your child swallowing the tooth, or it's too uncomfortable for your child, place the tooth in a cup of milk until you can get to our office. To mitigate pain, use a cold compress on the outside of your child’s mouth. Call our team with any questions, or to book a same-day appointment.

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Get Immediate Care

with a Same-Day Appointment

Your child’s health and comfort are our top priorities, so we always keep slots available for same-day emergency appointments during our office hours. If your child is in pain, we can help! Call us immediately or stop by one of our conveniently located offices in:

  • Yardley: 301 Oxford Valley Road, Suite 1801, Yardley, PA 19067
  • Bensalem: 2842 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Warrington: 1501 Main St., Suite 240, Warrington, PA 18976
  • Glenside: 361 Highland Avenue, Suite 203, Jenkintown, PA 19038

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What Should I Do

If My Child Has a Toothache?

If your child has a severe toothache that has lasted more than a day or two, something is most likely wrong with their tooth. The culprit is probably either a serious cavity or an infected tooth. 

Some of the other signs of a cavity or an infected tooth include pain when biting and sensitivity to hot and cold foods. The tooth or the gum area around it may also be discolored, and the gums may be inflamed. 

To get treatment, come into Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry right away. Dr. Mukund Patel or Dr. Raj Patel will likely need to clean out the inside of the tooth and restore it with a stainless steel crown or a dental filling. 

After you've scheduled your appointment, you can take some steps to help with your child’s pain and discomfort while you wait. Children’s Tylenol and other over-the-counter pain relievers or a topical numbing agent like Orajel can help with pain. Icing the cheek near the affected area for 10 minutes at a time can also be helpful.

However, these treatments are not a substitute for pediatric emergency care. Toothaches always have an underlying cause such as a cavity or tooth infection. To save your child’s tooth and protect their oral health, it is crucial that you come to see the team at Sea of Smiles right away.

What Should I Do

If My Child Has an Oral Injury That’s Bleeding?

If your child has cut their tongue, lips, cheeks, or gums due to an oral injury, you can absorb blood with clean cotton balls or gauze, and have them rinse out their mouth with clean, cool water.

Bleeding should stop within 5-10 minutes of applying pressure to the injury using a cotton ball or gauze. If bleeding does not stop within an hour, the cuts may be deep enough that they need stitches to heal properly. If this is the case, visit the team at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry right away.

What Should I Do

If My Child’s Tooth Is Cracked, Chipped, or Broken?

If your child’s tooth is cracked, chipped, or broken, be sure to make an appointment with Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry as soon as you can. If there is any kind of noticeable damage to your child’s tooth, it must be checked out by a pediatric dentist.

This is because damage to your child’s tooth, even if it seems minor, can weaken the enamel and expose the inside of the tooth to oral bacteria. This, in turn, can result in a serious tooth infection. 

If your child’s tooth appears to be cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way, don’t wait. Contact one of our offices in Yardley, Bensalem, Warrington, or Glenside to schedule an emergency appointment, and visit our team ASAP to get the proper restorative treatment. 

The sooner you get help, the sooner your child can get relief from the pain and discomfort of a damaged tooth, and the lower the risk is that your child will develop further complications like an infected tooth.

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