Accidents happen- when they do, Dr. Mila Belgrade at Miles of Little Smiles is here to help. As a pediatric emergency dentist serving patients in Westchester and White Plains, Dr. Belgrade can provide your child with the care they need to restore their smile and get relief from pain and discomfort. If you think your child is experiencing a dental emergency, schedule an emergency appointment right away.
Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments in White Plains, NY
We’re always available to help our patients. We offer same-day appointments so that your child can get the help they need for a dental emergency right away.
If possible, we ask that you contact us at (914) 949-6655 to let us know that you’re coming in. That way, we can prepare for your visit. However, we also accept walk-in emergencies at our office, which is located at 220 Westchester Ave, Suite 104, White Plains, NY 10604.
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency for Children?
If your child is experiencing pain, discomfort or bleeding and you’re not sure how to treat their problem on your own, their condition counts as a dental emergency.
Toothaches are one of the most common dental emergencies. A toothache often indicates the presence of a cavity or a tooth infection. If your child has a toothache that won’t go away after a day or two, it is important to get help right away.
Loose fillings or crowns are also common. Your child may pull out or loosen their dental work when eating sticky foods. This is an emergency, as the remaining enamel below their dental work may be vulnerable to further damage and decay.
Knocked-out teeth are also a relatively common pediatric dental emergency. Slips and falls, injuries from contact sports and other such accidents may loosen or knock out a tooth. Whether your child has a knocked-out baby tooth or permanent tooth, it is crucial that they get treatment right away. The tooth must be replaced within 1-2 hours to save it.
What Should I Do If My Child’s Tooth Gets Knocked Out?
First, call us at (914) 949-6655 to let us know you’re coming in. Your child’s tooth must be replaced within 1-2 hours at most to save it. Next, recover your child’s tooth and rinse it with warm water. You can put the tooth back in the socket to keep it moist or put it in a small container of cold milk.
Then, come to our office as soon as you can, so that we can splint your child’s tooth back into place. If you don’t see us within 2 hours of the injury, your child’s tooth will most likely die, and we won’t be able to replace it.
Understanding the Importance of Immediate Dental Care
Immediate emergency dental care is important for a number of different reasons. First and foremost, getting immediate care gives us the best chance to restore your child’s smile, and avoid further complications. This saves you both time and money.
In addition, seeing an emergency pediatric dentist like Dr. Mila Belgrade also lets your child get relief from the pain and discomfort of a dental emergency. With numbing and sedation, we’ll keep your child comfortable, and we will give them the proper treatment to restore their teeth, and give them relief from their pain and discomfort.