Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care Grand Rapids Mi Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kim will examine the inside of your child’s mouth and take X-rays to get a full picture of your child’s oral health. From there, he’ll be able to diagnose and treat the source of the problem.

While the oral examination allows us to see any obvious problems (like fractured teeth), X-rays allow us to see any issues hiding beneath the surface.

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

Call our office immediately if your child experiences any of the following:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose permanent tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Chipped tooth that’s painful
  • Severe toothache
  • Dental abscess (pocket of infection)
  • Oral bleeding

Always call our office at the first sign of trouble. Even if your child doesn’t have an emergency that requires immediate treatment, it’s vital that they see our pediatric dentist as soon as possible.

Dr. Kim will be able to recommend the best course of treatment to help your child regain their dental health.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

One of the best things you can do for your child is make sure they receive preventive dental care. This will help greatly reduce their risk of having a dental emergency.

During a routine visit, your child will receive a teeth cleaning, oral examination, and possibly X-rays. All of these services help your child maintain a healthy smile. They also allow us to detect and treat any oral health issues before they worsen.

If your child plays a contact sport (like football), we also recommend that they wear a properly fitting mouth guard to protect their teeth. That way, the mouth guard will help cushion the impact of getting hit in the mouth.

Schedule an Emergency Appointment

Dr. Kim is a pediatric dentist in Grand Rapids, MI, who offers emergency dental services. As such, he and his team are prepared to handle any dental emergency and restore your child’s oral health.

To schedule an emergency appointment, call Pediatric Dentistry of Michigan at (616) 447-7900.