Children's Dental Emergencies in Austin, TX

At Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces, we understand that pediatric dental emergencies can happen at any time and often when least expected. Serving the Austin, TX, area with 11 convenient locations, we are committed to providing prompt, compassionate care to address urgent pediatric dental needs for patients. Our goal is to alleviate pain, address the emergency, and set the foundation for a healthy recovery as quickly as possible. 


Recognizing Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can vary widely but typically involve pain, discomfort, or injury that requires immediate attention. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Dental abscess
  • Injuries to the gums or oral tissues

If you or your child experiences any of these issues, it’s crucial to contact us immediately for guidance and to arrange an urgent visit if necessary. 


What to Do If Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

  • For a Knocked-Out Tooth: Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Rinse it gently without scrubbing. If possible, reinsert it into the socket and hold it in place. If not, store the tooth in milk or saliva until you can get to our office.
  • For a Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Tooth: Rinse the mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Bring any pieces of the tooth with you to the appointment.
  • For a Toothache: Clean around the sore tooth meticulously. Use warm salt water to rinse the mouth and dislodge any food caught between teeth. Do not apply aspirin directly to the tooth or gums.
  • For Lost Fillings or Crowns: If a crown falls off, try to place it back on the tooth with over-the-counter dental cement or toothpaste. Bring it with you if you can’t reattach it.
  • For Abscesses and Gum Injuries: Rinse with warm salt water and apply a cold compress if there is swelling. Contact us immediately for further instructions. 

Our Pediatric Dental Emergency Services

We prioritize pediatric dental emergencies and strive to provide same-day care whenever possible. Our team is equipped to handle a variety of urgent dental situations, offering:

  • Emergency examinations and X-rays to diagnose the problem.
  • Immediate pain relief and treatment to address the emergency.
  • Follow-up care to ensure proper healing and recovery.

Preparing for Your Visit

When facing a child’s dental emergency, contacting us as soon as possible is critical. Provide a detailed description of the incident and symptoms over the phone so we can prepare for your arrival and advise you on immediate steps to take at home. 

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We’re Here When You Need Us

Pediatric dental emergencies can be stressful, but you don’t have to face them alone.

Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces offers experienced, compassionate emergency dental care across our 11 Austin-area locations.

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact us immediately so we can provide the care and relief you need. 

Meet The Doctors

At the heart of Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces are our dedicated professionals. Our team, led by skilled and compassionate dentists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons, brings a wealth of knowledge and a child-friendly approach to each appointment. Our staff is continually trained in the latest dental techniques, ensuring your family receives the best possible care. 

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