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Pediatric Dental Emergencies in Gainesville and How to Handle Them

March 21, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Natasha

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 for your child. So you need to know a thing or two about how to manage crises and emergencies no matter how small or big they get.

Do not panic

Sure, you may love your child more than life itself, but panicking will absolutely get you nowhere. As a parent, and more importantly an adult, you need to stay calm and handle the situation rationally. If the emergency is huge, call an ambulance. If it is minor, call up your dentist, schedule an appointment, and drive down to his office as soon as possible.

Freezing up and crying beside your child will not help his chipped tooth grow back. It’s his dentist that can do something about it. Your job is to get your child to his dentist so that chipped tooth will be nothing more than a memory that you can laugh about in the future.

Make sure to have the proper contact information

When handling pediatric emergencies in Gainesville, it is best to have your emergency contacts ready and available at all times. After all, it really is heart-rending to see your child in pain. Having emergency contacts in your phone or in your car can drastically reduce the amount of time it will take to get your child to the proper treatment. That way, you can call up your dentist, schedule an appointment, and make everything right again.

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