Emergency Kid’s Dentistry – St. Catharines, ON
Fast Help When You Need it the Most
If your child is experiencing any dental pain, Coral Kids is here to help ensure that their teeth are taken care of quickly and efficiently. Please call us with any questions or concerns you may have. It’s OK if you aren’t sure if you have a dental emergency or not; we are always here to help. If you are concerned, then so are we! Whether your child has sudden tooth pain, swelling, or has broken or chipped a tooth, it is important to contact us to discuss what your next steps should be.
Why Choose Coral Kids Dentistry and Braces
for Emergency Kid’s Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Dental Exams
- Dental Anesthesiologist on Staff
- Friendly & Highly Experienced Team
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
- Initial Call: Once you explain your situation over the phone, we’ll let you know if you need to come see us and schedule a same-day appointment. We’ll also offer first-aid tips to keep your child comfortable until their visit.
- Emergency Exam: Before we can provide a solution, we need to understand the problem, so we'll take x-rays and examine your child's mouth.
- Treatment Options: We’ll go over your child’s care options as well as the associated costs so you know exactly what to expect.
- Delivery of Care: We’ll put a stop to your child’s pain and repair any damage that we can in a single appointment. Beyond that, we might ask that you come back so we can further restore their smile depending on the situation.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
If your child is experiencing any type of dental pain, it probably feels like a dental emergency. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so be sure to reach out to our team if they ever encounter any out-of-the-ordinary oral symptoms. Below, you can see a list of some of the most common dental emergencies we’re ready to handle.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
Because every dental emergency is different, there is no set cost for urgent dental care. We’ll only be able to give you a price breakdown after we’ve had a chance to examine your child’s mouth. In all cases, however, the best approach is to come see us sooner rather than later. This way, we can treat the problem early before it becomes more complicated. We’ll also discuss how we can use your insurance to make their care more affordable.
Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Make sure your child wears a mouthguard when playing sports (even non-contact ones)
- Have them brush twice a day and floss once
- Don’t let them use their teeth to open anything
- Be careful when feeding them hard or sticky foods
- Bring them in for regular checkups so we can take care of minor problems before they turn into emergencies
Pulp Therapy (Baby Root Canals)
Some of the most severe toothaches can stem from a dental infection that has reached the pulp layer of a tooth, where a sensitive nerve is located. Pulp therapy enables our team to quickly stop the pain while saving the tooth from extraction. We simply remove the infected pulp, leave the rest alone, and top the tooth with a dental crown to restore its strength and appearance.
While everyone would prefer to let their child’s teeth fall out naturally, sometimes, the only way to help with a severely damaged or decayed tooth is to remove it. Whether we are extracting a baby tooth or adult tooth, our team will ensure your child remains comfortable throughout the entire process and knows what to expect. If appropriate, we can discuss replacement options beforehand to minimize the time they spend with an incomplete smile. Our team utilizes space maintainers to help keep the teeth straight.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Around late teens or early twenties, the third set of molars, or wisdom teeth, start to come in. Often, there isn’t enough room in the mouth for them, which can lead to pain and can cause nearby teeth to shift. Usually, the most direct way to resolve these issues is to remove the wisdom teeth, which we can do right here in-office. Thanks to our team’s experience and use of sedation, you can count on your child remaining comfortable throughout the entire process.
Nursing Bottle Syndrome
Nursing Bottle Syndrome is a specific type of tooth decay that develops in infants. It occurs when they go to sleep with a bottle in their mouths that has a sugary liquid (it can be milk, formula, or juice), and this exposes their teeth to the substance for several consecutive hours. This gives the sugar ample opportunity to fuel oral bacteria that can lead to cavities and toothaches. To avoid this, make sure your baby’s bottle only has unflavored water in it if they are about to go to sleep. If your child has already developed some dental issues due to their bottle, we can fix any problems they currently have and help you put a plan in place to avoid the same trouble in the future.