Pediatric Dental Emergencies in New Braunfels, TX

At Children’s Dental Ranch, we understand that pediatric dental emergencies can be stressful for both children and parents. That’s why we are committed to providing prompt, compassionate care to address urgent dental needs and alleviate pain as quickly as possible. Our New Braunfels office is equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies in a calm, child-friendly environment, ensuring your child receives the best possible care when it matters most. 

Recognizing a Pediatric Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and can include a variety of situations. Here are some common children’s dental emergencies that we can treat in our office:

  • Toothache: Persistent pain that does not subside with over-the-counter pain relievers.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth: A tooth that has been completely dislodged from the socket.
  • Chipped or Broken Tooth: Visible damage to a tooth, possibly accompanied by pain.
  • Lost Filling or Crown: A missing or damaged restoration that leaves a tooth exposed.
  • Dental Abscess: A severe infection that may present as a painful, pimple-like swelling on the gums.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Injuries to the lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue that result in bleeding or severe pain.

If your child experiences any of these situations, it’s important to contact us immediately for advice and to arrange an urgent visit if necessary. 


What to Do in a Pediatric Dental Emergency

Knocked-Out Tooth: Find the tooth and hold it by the crown (the part that is visible in the mouth), not the root. If dirty, gently rinse it with water, but do not scrub. Try to reinsert it into the socket. If that’s not possible, keep the tooth moist by placing it in a glass of milk or your child’s saliva and bring it with you to the office.

Chipped or Broken Tooth: Rinse your child’s mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Save any broken tooth pieces and bring them with you.

Toothache: Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth with warm salt water or use dental floss to dislodge any trapped food or debris. If the pain persists, contact us for further instructions. 

Our Approach to Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Our team is trained to handle pediatric dental emergencies with the utmost care and efficiency. Upon your arrival, we will:

  • Conduct a thorough examination to assess the situation.
  • Provide immediate treatment to relieve pain and address the emergency.
  • Discuss long-term treatment options if necessary to prevent future issues.
  • Offer guidance on how to prevent similar emergencies in the future. 

Pediatric Dental Emergency Appointments

We strive to accommodate emergency appointments as quickly as possible, recognizing the importance of immediate attention in these situations. If your child is experiencing a dental emergency during office hours, please call us right away. For after-hours emergencies, we provide instructions on how to reach a member of our team for urgent care advice.

Contact Us Immediately for Pediatric Dental Emergencies

At Children’s Dental Ranch of New Braunfels, we are here to support you and your child during dental emergencies. Our goal is to provide prompt, effective care to alleviate discomfort and ensure your child’s dental health is protected. If you’re facing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately for assistance.


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