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What to Do When You Crack a Tooth

Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps!

1. Give us a call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment at 703-743-5937. Let us know about your emergency and we will make our best effort to see you right away.

2. If there are tooth fragments that have fallen out, preserve them in a clean container with a moist solution (cold mik, water, saliva), and bring them in to your appointment.

3. Apply a cold pack to your ...

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Pediatric Dental Emergencies in Gainesville and How to Handle Them

More information about pediatric emergencies in Gainesville. Our children are not immune to dental emergencies. As a matter of fact, they are even more prone to such emergencies because of how active children are. They run around, play, and have fun. And, amidst all of that activity, they just might fall and chip or break a tooth. As a parent, it is your job to know how to handle pediatric emergencies in Gainesville. And, this is primarily because you are the one having parental authority and custody of your child. In the eyes of the law, you are presumed to know what is best ...

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Get the Right Clinic for Pediatric Emergencies

Any pediatric dental clinic can deal with pediatric emergencies. Like many parents and guardians the above statement holds true, right? Unfortunately, this is not so. Choosing a good service provider for emergency dental care for your child is a different ball game. It isn’t the same as finding a normal child dentist or an emergency dentist for adults. Unlike adults, children aren’t so good in expressing themselves. Also, the caregiver needs to be more gentle and child-friendly. So how do you locate the right pediatric dental clinic?

Scrutinize The Provider’s Reputation

The first step to dealing with the right pediatric dental clinic is verifying the ...

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What to Do about Toothaches

Any parent that has survived the stress of teething knows that toothaches can be some of the worst experiences for new parents. There are unfortunately some stressful and unhappy moments when your child gets a toothache for the first time, or what might seem like the millionth time, but this is a normal part of every child’s development and there are things you can do to help.

Toothaches may keep your child from going to sleep, and they might not be able to tell you exactly where it hurts, these are both distressing elements for a parent. It’s important to stay clam when your ...

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Root Canals and Children

When it comes to dentistry and teeth, there are two words that strikes fear in the hearts of everyone: root canals. Popular opinion is that these procedures are painful, irritating, and something that only adults have to deal with. The truth is that root canals are a serious procedure, but an important one in maintaining good dental health overall—and they can be necessary for anyone.

When Are Root Canals Necessary?

Root Canals are necessary in children usually after a trauma to the mouth or tooth. Tooth decay can also be a source of problems that lead to the procedure. You might think that a knocked out or decayed baby tooth isn’t ...

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Tooth Injuries

Young children, especially between the ages of 2 and 3, can be incredibly mobile, but still not completely in control of all their motor skills. This combination means that spills and falls are all too common, and some incidents can easily lead to a damaged tooth. If your child sustains an injury to their tooth, it’s time to get them to the pediatric dentist as soon as possible. Just because they still have their baby teeth, doesn’t mean that you should ignore a damaged or broken tooth.

If Teeth Are Knocked Out

If your child falls and a tooth is knocked out of its socket, ...

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