Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Brody Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Aventura, FL & Miami Beach, FL

If your child experiences a dental emergency, like a severe toothache or loose permanent tooth, don’t wait to seek treatment. At Brody Pediatric Dentistry, Michael Brody, DDS, Dana Storch, DDS, and the team offer comprehensive emergency dentistry to children and teens, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Aventura, or Miami Beach, Florida, call the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff or click the online booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious, but non-life-threatening oral health problems that require immediate attention.

If your child gets hit in the mouth or bites their tongue and it won’t stop bleeding, it’s important to meet with a pediatric dentist right away. Failing to take action could result in more serious oral health problems and require the need for oral surgery or more complex procedures.

What issues can benefit from emergency dentistry?

At Brody Pediatric Dentistry, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken dental restorations
  • Oral cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Severe toothaches
  • Oral abscesses
  • A broken jaw
  • Foreign objects lodged between the teeth
  • Broken orthodontic appliances

Your child might also benefit from emergency dentistry if they regularly experience aching facial pain or ear pain due to TMJ.

What does emergency dentistry involve?

No two emergency dentistry appointments are exactly alike. The team tailors treatment to your child’s individual needs. 

Knocked-out tooth

If your child loses a permanent tooth due to oral trauma, the team administers a local anesthetic and conducts a thorough oral exam. After taking a series of oral X-rays, they develop a care plan to replace the missing tooth, often with a dental bridge.

A dental bridge is a custom oral appliance that fills the gap, restoring your child’s smile. That lowers the risk of more serious issues like gum recession and bone loss.

Severe toothache

If your child develops a severe toothache due to a cavity, the team administers a local anesthetic and carefully removes the decaying portion of their tooth. Then, they apply a filling or a dental crown. Fillings and crowns restore your child’s tooth to its near original size and appearance, allowing them to bite and chew comfortably. 

Damaged orthodontic appliances

Broken orthodontic appliances like loose brackets or snapped wires increase the risk of intraoral cuts. The team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry can quickly repair these appliances on-site, ensuring your child’s gums, cheeks, and tongue remain healthy and laceration-free. 

Is there any way to protect my child from a dental emergency?

You can protect your child’s teeth and gums by encouraging good oral hygiene. The team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting the nearest office two times a year to undergo an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

Encourage your child to wear a mouthguard if they play contact sports like hockey or football, and remind them to avoid bad habits like chewing on ice cubes or opening objects with their teeth.

If your child requires emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Brody Pediatric Dentistry by calling the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff or by clicking the online booking tool today.