Dental Emergencies

What is a Dental Emergency?

A Dental Emergency is when urgent dental care is needed to evaluate a child for pain, discomfort, or swelling. Emergencies can strike at any time. Dr. Chris is skilled at putting the patient and parent at ease, with his calm and comfortable approach, he is always available for an evaluation.
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  • Deepa Patel
    4 weeks ago
    I have taken my daughter to Peak for the past year and our experience has been awesome. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist! Dr. Chris is great with her and keeps me updated on any issues we may encounter in the future. Their costs are very reasonable
  • Amazing place! Dr is great. Very welcoming, clean, and punctual. Has great entertainment for the kids and is just amazing!!! Highly recommend.
  • Heather Curry
    a month ago
    This is the BEST pediatric dentist in north county! All of the staff is so friendly and welcoming. Their office is small, but very cozy. It is extremely clean and modern and my 4 and 3 year old kids love coming here! They really take great care of their patients and do a great job
  • Erhan Ercan
    a year ago
    Happy as a clam 🙂 Our daughter looks forward to her visits with Dr. Chris and team. Thanks for your diligence, care, and most importantly fun attitude!
    a week ago
    Dr Dixon and his staff have always been so thoughtful and conscientious with our children. He has always been available to us when there’s been an emergency. I appreciate that he is supportive of our choices as parents to be cautious as times, and having a “let’s monitor it and see” approach at other times.

What are some common Dental Emergencies?

A Dental Emergency often leaves a child in pain and dealing discomfort. We provide care for a variety of different emergency situations. Some of the more common emergencies we handle on a daily basis for children include:
  • Pain or toothache
  • Abscess and infections
  • Lost dental filling
  • Trauma
  • Space maintainer breakage
  • Gum irritation due to gingivitis or ulcerations

What can you expect when you bring your child in for a Dental Emergency appointment?

We do our very best to get your child in for an evaluation the same day. If an X-ray is needed, one will be taken. Dr. Chris will discuss the chief complaint with the parent and child, do a complete emergency examination and discuss findings. If treatment is needed, a treatment plan will be created and a discussion will take place about the best way to treat. If there is an infection, an antibiotic may be prescribed. Often for cases of trauma, no treatment is necessary with short and long term monitoring of the affected teeth. If you have a dental emergency, call our office today and we can work to get you in to be seen as soon as possible.
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