A dental emergency on any kind can be stressful, but when it is your child in pain or discomfort you want the situation addressed as quickly as possible. Kid’s dental emergencies are best handled by a children’s dentist. Urgent care facilities and hospital emergency rooms are usually not equipped to handle dental emergencies, plus a children’s dentist is specially trained to treat kids.
A hospital emergency room can intensify the distress your child is already experiencing. Add to that the fact that people with other emergencies, some visibly traumatic, may also be there and you have an environment that can be frightening for a child.
When your child’s dental emergency is handled by a children’s dentist the environment is calm and kid friendly. The staff is caring and compassionate and they know how to put children at ease. The office is conducive to helping both child and parent relax under stressful circumstances.
A children’s dentist provides specialized care for your child. The tools and equipment used in a dental office for children are size appropriate for kids. A general dentist may be able to take care of your child’s emergency; however the tools and equipment is most likely going to be sized for adults. At a children’s dental clinic everything is designed for the comfort of children.
In addition to child-sized instruments, the children’s dentist has specialized training in children’s dentistry. These dentists know how to work with all types of kids in all types of situations. Whether you have a child who is scared out of her wits because she bit through her tongue or one who is whimpering because of a toothache, the children’s dentist knows how to help a child calm down and relax so the problem can be resolved.
Kid’s Love the Children’s Dentist
Because these specialists have extra training in kids’ oral issues and child psychology, they are the experts when it comes to dental emergencies with children. They are also the experts on how to help kids feel comfortable in the dental chair even when the child is experiencing oral trauma. They can relate to kids and kids feel comfortable relating to them.
Dental emergencies happen, and they can be frightening experiences for little ones. Taking your child to a children’s dentist is a smart move. You child will feel more relaxed and calmer in an environment created just for children.
Kids 4 Ever is a welcoming place to bring your child if he or she has a dental emergency. We are also the place kids love for regular dental checkups. Contact us today and schedule your child’s dental exam.