Michelle H. Edwards, DDS, MSD

9885 E. 116th Street, Suite 100

Fishers, IN 46037

Dental Emergencies

Few things are as terrifying as realizing that your son or daughter has suffered an injury. Especially when it involves their face or their sweet smile. Although dental emergencies might be new to you, these kinds of injuries are common. As many as one third will have some kind of dental trauma during their childhood.

The clinicians at the Children’s Dental Center understand how scary these situations can be. That's why we will do everything in our power to resolve the injury as. As certified pediatric dentists in Fishers, Dr. Edwards and Dr. Bradley love helping children, and understand how to correct dental trauma. Because many parents struggle with what is a dental emergency and how to handle the situation, we created this helpful guide.

What Counts as a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies vary in their severity. They can range from simple cuts and scrapes to full-scale jaw fractures. But, we want you to know that if dental emergencies in Fishers and Indianapolis are important to you, they are important to us. We will do everything we can to make you and your child more comfortable. Depending on the nature of your child’s injury, you may need to do different things. You can either contact our office for an emergency appointment, care for the injury at home, or take your child to the hospital for emergency evaluation and care.

Hospital Care—Emergency Room

Because dental emergencies often involve a blow to the head or face, you should take your child into the nearest emergency room or call 911 anytime they lose consciousness or if they have trouble breathing. You should also visit the emergency room if your child has either of these symptoms:

Emergency Dental Care—Our Office

Fortunately, not all dental emergencies need a trip to the emergency room. If your child has a dental injury but is otherwise fine, you can contact our office to meet with an emergency pediatric dentist. We will work hard to see your child as soon as possible. Here are a few reasons to seek emergency dental care.

If your child's teeth have been fractured or knocked out, contact us immediately for help.

At-Home Care

If your child experiences mild dental trauma, you might be able to treat them from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few examples of when at-home care would be appropriate.

Tips For Calming Your Child Before Their Appointment

During dental emergencies, it can be helpful to know how to keep your child calm and comfortable. Here are a few tips for improving their experience during a dental emergency.

Dental Emergency? Contact Us Today

The Children’s Dental Center is proud to offer emergency pediatric dental care to the Indianapolis area in Fishers, Indiana. The next time your child suffers a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact our office right away.