Dental emergencies can be terrifying, especially when your child’s the one who’s panicked and in pain. In these situations, it can be a big help to have a trusted dental team on your side conveniently located nearby. Don’t wait – contact Dr. Leslie’s today if you’re in need of emergency assistance! We’ll do everything we can to see you on the same day, as well as provide valuable guidance over the phone if needed. Our goal is to provide much-needed relief for your family!
So what exactly is a dental emergency? We trust your judgment, but here are some common injuries that Dr. Leslie Buckley would consider urgent:
- Cracked Tooth
- Knocked-Out Tooth - If a permanent tooth is completely "knocked out," contact us ASAP. Do NOT scrub or clean the tooth. Keep the tooth in milk or have the parent keep the tooth in saliva in his/her mouth.
- Serious Toothache
- Item Stuck Between Teeth
- Lost Filling and/or Crown
- Lip Injury
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Jaw Injury
Is there any way to prevent dental emergencies in your children? There are a few steps parents can take. Don’t let your children try to open difficult packaging with their teeth, and always keep a close eye on them when they’re eating foods that are particularly tough or sticky. When they’re participating in their favorite sport, make sure they wear a mouthguard!
Time is often of the essence when it comes to dental emergencies, so don’t wait to reach out for assistance! Our office is located in the Spring Hill neighborhood, and we welcome patients from all over Mobile, AL and surrounding areas. Dr. Leslie looks forward to helping young children and teenagers enjoy healthier, happier smiles! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.