Emergency Pediatric Dentist — Flower Mound, TX

Fast, Pain-Relieving Care Right When Your Child Needs It

Two young boys smiling after children's emergency dental care

When your child is in pain, you want to fix it, and you want to fix it fast. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do on your own when it comes to toothaches and dental injuries, but that’s where our children's dental office has you covered. If your child experiences a dental emergency in Flower Mound, just call our team and we’ll schedule them for an appointment. We’ll make sure they’re able to get the relief they need as quickly as possible at our pediatric dental office.

Why Choose KidSmiles Dental and Orthodontics for Children’s Emergency Care?

  • Team Led by Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • We'll Get You In As Quick As We Can!
  • PPO Dental Insurance Accepted

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

  • Call Our Office: The first step you should always take is to contact our team right away. We can provide you with over-the-phone first aid guidance to help ease your child’s discomfort and will schedule their appointment for as soon as possible.
  • Bring Your Child In: When you arrive, we’ll help get them comfortable and introduce them to their pediatric emergency dentist in Flower Mound. If necessary, we may administer dental sedation to help them feel less fearful and more at-ease.
  • Examine Their Smile: Our team will capture any necessary X-rays and conduct a visual examination of their mouth. We’ll also ask you both about the symptoms they’ve been experiencing to get a better idea of what the problem could be.
  • Diagnose & Treat the Issue At-Hand: Based on our findings during the examination, we’ll be able to diagnose the problem and come up with a treatment plan to address it and restore their oral health and comfort.

The Most Common Pediatric Emergencies

We recommend giving us a call if you even think that your child has a dental emergency because it’s better to be safe than sorry! We will most likely recommend that you bring them to our pediatric dental office immediately. Here, we can accurately diagnose the problem and try to get them out of pain as soon as possible. Below, you can find tips and tricks on how to handle some of the most common children’s dental emergencies:

The 10 Most Common Pediatric Emergencies

How to Help Your Child Prevent Dental Emergencies

Child giving dentist a high five during treatment to prevent dental emergencies

Understanding the Cost of Pediatric Dental Emergencies  

There is no fixed price for emergency dental care, as the cost will be based on the type of procedure your child needs to address their problem. We are unable to diagnose dental emergencies over the phone but will be sure to go over all of the options, including pricing, when you come to see us so there are no surprises. We can also discuss using your insurance and financing to make things more affordable.

How to Prevent Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Child giving dentist a high five during treatment to prevent dental emergencies
  • Make sure they always wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
  • Don’t let them bite items like ice, pens, pencils, fingernails, etc.
  • Don’t let them use their teeth as tools to open packages.
  • Have them brush twice a day and floss before bed.
  • At the earliest sign of a dental problem, contact our pediatric dental office. This allows us to address small issues before they become full-blown emergencies.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Child giving dentist a high five during treatment to prevent dental emergencies

Even if you are fully prepared for a dental emergency in Flower Mound, it can be a stressful experience for both you and your child, and you may have many questions. Our team is here to help you and provide guidance so your growing little one can get back on track and back to being a kid! Please read our responses to some common questions we’ve been asked in the past, but if you need more explanation or you have other inquiries you want to make, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and schedule an appointment.

What should I do if my child has an orthodontic emergency?

Whether a bracket or wire has come loose or you face another emergency challenge with your child’s orthodontic appliance, the problem needs to be addressed immediately. Call our office to schedule an appointment, making sure you have all the parts when you arrive.

Do not attempt to reaffix a bracket or the wiring yourself with superglue or rubber bands. These commercial products were not made to go inside the mouth and only make treatment last longer to reverse any damage done to your child’s smile.

What could happen if we don’t treat my child’s dental emergency right away?

Unlike some medical problems like a cold, dental issues typically don’t go away on their own. They may continue to get worse with time, eventually requiring professional treatment. To spare your child from experiencing unnecessary pain and damage to their smile, it’s best to address the issue as quickly as possible. Plus, this approach can also help you save money because waiting will only cost more in repairing the worsening problem.

How can I help my child sleep with tooth pain?

It is difficult to see your child struggle with pain, and getting a good night’s rest can be rough for both of you. If you must endure the night before coming in to see Dr. Neil Dean, you can lessen their discomfort by giving them an over-the-counter pain reliever as directed. You can also place a cold compress on their face to numb the area. In addition, add a pillow to keep your child’s head elevated while they sleep. This will prevent blood from rushing to their head, which only exacerbates the pain.

When should I go to the emergency room?

In general, you shouldn’t need to visit the emergency room for a dental-related problem. Not only is it extremely expensive, but the doctors there are usually not equipped or trained to address these kinds of situations. However, if your child is bleeding for longer than 10 minutes, they seem to have broken facial bones, or they have other severe injuries, you should go directly to the ER because there could be more serious work needed before dental treatment can occur.