Pediatric Dental Emergencies

We treat pediatric dental emergencies just like adult dental emergencies.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Our team strives to get patients in the office as soon as possible when an emergency situation arises and will do our best to make sure you get prompt attention from our doctors.

It is important to know that if any accident, bleeding or trauma to the neck/head area necessitates an emergency room or physicians visit—we will be able to take care of your dental needs after assessment from your doctor.

Baby tooth (Primary)

It’s normal for children to lose baby teeth, but an accident that damages a primary tooth could also harm the permanent tooth underneath.

• Take your child to the dentist as soon as you can.
• If a tooth is completely out, do not try to put it back into the tooth socket.

Toothache or swollen face

Swelling of the face can be a sign of serious infection. If your child’s face is swollen, take your child to your dentist or physician.

• Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out.
• Give your child what you would normally give them for pain, but do not put aspirin directly on the aching tooth or gums.

Bitten cheek, tongue or lip

• Clean the area gently with a cloth and place a cold compress on the area (if possible) to keep swelling down.
• If there is a lot of bleeding or if it doesn’t stop after 1-2 hours, take your child to a dentist or an urgent care center.

 

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Keeping Ahead of COVID-19

Providing a safe environment for treatment and control for infectious disease is always a priority at Paul Stanovick DDS. Our expansive reception area and large outdoor deck provides space to easily support regulations surrounding social distancing. The treatment rooms provide an extra layer of protection as they are sanitized between each patient and provide clean air through air purifiers located in each room. We encourage that all patients schedule for their essential or ongoing treatment. Proactively treating your dental needs will benefit both your health and reduce the need for corrective treatment over time. We do ask that any high-risk patients postpone any elective dental treatment at this time. You will see some changes during your next appointment as we have added precautions to protect patients and staff. All patients will be asked to fill out a COVID-19 screening form as well as have their temperature taken. You will be asked to enter the building with use of facial protection and asked to wear it until you are in the treatment room. Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the whole building for your use. You may notice that our magazine and children’s books have been removed from the reception area as they are harder to disinfect. We have installed plexiglass around our front reception area for added distancing between front staff and patients waiting for appointments. Air purifiers have been placed in every operatory with two larger purifiers in the front and back of the office. We have provided face shields, lab jackets and barrier gowns for all clinical staff. Our hours of operation will still remain Monday -Friday 8am-5pm. We are trying our best to re-appoint patients that missed March 2020 & April 2020 dental appointments. We are looking forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment and the safety precautions we are taking here at the practice. If you would like to make an appointment you can give us a call or text 804.781.1919. Thank you for your patience during these changing times and for your trust in us with taking care of your dental needs. Sincerely, Dr. Paul Stanovick, Dr. Brant Stanovick, and Staff.