Emergency Kid’s Dentistry – Chesterfield, MO

Fast & Effective Emergency Treatment

In the midst of a dental emergency, it can be difficult to make the best decision for your child’s oral and overall health. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have the phone number of a trusted specialist, like Dr. Sedighi, with you at all times. When you call our office, we’ll provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance and make sure that you know how to take care of your child’s mouth until you reach our practice and we can provide them with necessary treatment.

Why Choose Homer Sedighi, D.M.D. for Emergency Kid’s Dentistry?

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Convenient Office Hours
  • Hospital Sedation Dentistry Available

Common Dental Emergencies

The first step you should always take if your child experiences a dental emergency is to call our office so we can schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If your child is in pain or discomfort, we’ll provide you with some advice over the phone on how you can make them feel more comfortable. Once you get to our office, we’ll make sure that they’re well taken care of and keep you informed regarding any diagnoses or treatment options that we determine could help.

My Child Has a Toothache

If your child is complaining of a toothache, this could be a sign of an infection hidden in the inner chamber of their tooth. Please call our office for an appointment at
(636) 777-7777.

My Child Has a Chipped/ Broken Permanent Tooth

If you’re able to find and retrieve the broken-off portion of your child’s tooth from the ground, rinse it off and put it in a container to bring to their appointment. Please call our office at (636) 777-7777 for further care and instructions.

My Child Has Knocked Out a Baby Tooth

Even though a knocked-out baby tooth may not seem like a big deal because they were going to eventually lose it anyways, it’s still important to schedule an appointment. Losing a baby tooth too early could result in oral health problems down the road if the issue isn’t addressed. Please call our office at (636) 777-7777 for further care and instructions.

My Child Has Knocked Out a Permanent Tooth

Locate the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water only (DO NOT SCRUB IT). DO NOT hold the tooth by its roots. If possible, replace the tooth in its socket and hold it with a clean gauze or cloth (this is the best option). You can also store the tooth in a clean container with milk or in a clean container of water or saline water. The tooth needs to be stabilized by Dr. Sedighi as soon as possible. If the tooth is replanted and stabilized within 30 minutes the survival rate of the tooth is 90 percent. At 30-60 minutes, the survival rate is 75 percent. Please call our office right away at
(636) 777-7777
.

My Child Lost a Filling/Crown

If your child’s crown has been displaced, please bring the crown with you to our office to be cleaned and re-cemented. If their filling has been lost, contact us at
(636) 777-7777 .

Preventing Dental Emergencies

As a parent, it’s important to realize that you can’t prevent emergencies from happening, but by being prepared and taking precautionary measures to reduce your child’s risk of experiencing one, you may be able to avoid a stressful trip to your emergency dentist nearby. Here are some tips to keep your child from damaging their smile:

  • Establish a daily oral hygiene routine at home.
  • Bring them in every six months for their checkups and cleanings.
  • Help them maintain a nutritious diet by not letting them snack on sweets regularly.
  • Try to keep them from chewing on hard items.
  • If your child is participating in active play such as bicycling, scootering, skateboarding, rollerblading please ensure they wear a mouthguard.