Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry
Sara Bukhari, DDS
Pediatric Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ
If your child loses or breaks a tooth, emergency care can limit the pain, prevent additional problems, and preserve their smile. At Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry, Sara Bukhari, DDS, and the team offer same-day emergency care whenever possible, as well as weekend hours on Saturday. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Phoenix, Arizona, call the office to speak with a team member, walk in during business hours, or use the online booking tool today.
Emergency Care Q&A
What is emergency care?
Emergency care provides diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious but non-life-threatening oral health problems. If your child chips a tooth or bites their tongue and it won’t stop bleeding, visit Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry right away. Making it to the office within an hour of your child’s initial symptoms could mean the difference between a quick visit or a more complex oral surgery.
What types of problems does emergency care treat?
At Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry, the team uses emergency care to treat various problems, including:
- Severe toothaches and other types of tooth pain
- Lost dental restorations like fillings or crowns
- Damage to the soft tissues of the mouth (cheeks, lips, or gums)
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Loose teeth
Your child might also benefit from emergency care if they experience oral trauma like a fall, car accident, or sports-related injury.
To ensure each individual’s comfort, the team offers several types of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help your child relax and feel comfortable while undergoing treatment.
What does emergency care involve?
Emergency care begins with a comprehensive oral exam and a discussion of your child’s symptoms. Then, the team asks a series of questions, including what caused the injury, if your child has a history of oral health problems, and how severe is the pain.
Next, the team takes digital X-rays to assess your child’s teeth, gums, jaw, and alveolar bone. The X-rays provide additional insights about the source of their discomfort and help the team develop a custom treatment plan.
The type of care your child receives depends on their unique needs. For example, if your child has a cavity, the team can remove the decaying portion of their tooth and repair it with a filling. If your child loses a permanent tooth, they might recommend a custom restoration like a dental bridge.
Is there any way to prevent the need for emergency care?
There’s no way to prevent the need for emergency care entirely, but it’s possible to lower your child’s risk. The team at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry recommends practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily and visiting the practice at least two times a year for a dental exam and professional teeth cleaning.
You can minimize the risk of chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth by having your child wear a mouthguard. That’s especially true if they play contact sports like rugby, football, or ice hockey.
If your child needs emergency care, don’t wait to make an appointment at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry by calling the office, walking in during business hours, or using the online booking tool.