Unfortunately, you never know when an emergency is going to happen. However, knowing you have somewhere to turn if you need help is key! Dr. Olivera has hospital privileges at Broward Health Medical Center, where we can treat your child with general anesthesia if needed. Whether your child has a toothache, gets a tooth knocked out, breaks a tooth, or has another serious injury, we can help put them (and you) at ease and get them feeling like themselves again in no time!
What are common causes of tooth pain?
If your child is complaining of tooth pain, it could be a result of a fracture, advanced decay, trauma, or if they’re nearing adolescence, it may be their wisdom teeth coming in!
What do I do if my child’s tooth gets knocked out?
First of all, try not to panic! Find the tooth (being careful not to touch the roots) and gently rinse it off with water. If the child is older, try to put the tooth back in the socket or have them put it in their cheek pouch. If the child is younger, place the tooth in a glass of milk. Call us immediately or take the child to the emergency room if the office is closed. If you follow these steps, there’s a good chance we can save the tooth!
Can general anesthesia be used for non-emergency procedures?
General anesthesia may be recommended for children with extensive dental needs. We may also offer this option for children who are extremely fearful or who are uncooperative. If we have to do procedures on very young patients or patients with special needs, general anesthesia may be an option to consider as well. We can discuss the benefits and possible risks beforehand.