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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    in the last week
    All Staff from the front desk to the Dentist assistant are all courteous, polite, friendly with exceptional attention to detail. The office is very clean. They offer entertainment from the lobby to the dentist chair. Dr. Chris is awesome. He makes kids feel at ease and explains everything in laments terms. We highly recommend this
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  • Allison Stabile
    a week ago
    We love Peak Pediatric Dentistry for our 10 year old. Dr. Dixon and his staff are kind and great with kiddos. We feel totally taken care of from reception to strong teeth! They also have great relationships with other practitioners in SD and have referred a great orthodontist and adult dentists. We love them!
  • Lisa Rueb
    2 weeks ago
    We love Dr. Dixon and his staff! They are so welcoming and all 5 of my kids are truly excited to go to the dentist. They make it so relaxing and non threatening for the kids. We couldn’t be happier!
  • 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!

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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