Pediatric Emergency Dentist – Dublin, CA

Immediate Dental Care When Your Child Needs It

Family of three smiling after visiting pediatric emergency dentist in Dublin

In a perfect world, dental emergencies would never occur. Unfortunately, in the real world, they happen all too often, resulting in panicked parents and frightened children. At Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin, we believe in equipping our patients with the right tools so that appropriate steps are taken to get help. Offering 24-hour pediatric emergency dental care here in Dublin, our team can work quickly to get your child in, eliminate the pain, and address the underlying issue so that they walk away with a damage-free smile. Call us if your child needs immediate assistance with a dental injury.

Why Choose Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Pediatric Emergency Dentistry?

  • Three Types of Dental Sedation Available
  • Advanced Dental Technology for Easy Viewing
  • Your Dental Insurance is Welcome

How We Handle Dental Emergencies

Mother holding washcloth to childs bleeding lip

The first step is to call our office and let us know about the situation. Our team will work quickly to get you in so that we can begin to pinpoint the problem area and eliminate the pain. After taking digital X-rays and images of your child’s smile, we will analyze our findings and develop a treatment plan. Based on our recommendations, we will go over how we plan to address the problem so that your child’s smile will look and feel brand-new.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

You may not know when a situation is a real dental emergency, but the important thing to remember is that if your child is complaining of pain, make sure to call and talk to a member of our team right away. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to dental health. Below are some of the most common injuries we treat in-house:

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Mother and baby brushing their teeth together

You cannot always prevent a dental injury, but you can take steps to safeguard your child’s smile and help them avoid infections, decay, and disease. Below are just a few simple tips to consider when it comes to minimizing your child’s risk of a dental emergency:

  • Make sure they practice good oral hygiene at home
  • Keep up with their six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings
  • Have them wear a custom athletic mouthguard when playing sports
  • Limit their snacking and make sure they’re consuming healthy, nutrient-rich foods
  • Watch their lifestyle habits to make sure they’re not biting their fingernails, eating ice, or smoking/vaping

Cost of Treating a Child’s Dental Emergencies

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We cannot determine the cost of your child’s dental emergency until we see them for their appointment. The severity of the situation as well as the type of restorative care they will need determines how much you can expect this type of care to cost. But don’t worry, as our team will make sure that we review your dental insurance plan (if you have one) and maximize any benefits you currently have. We’ll also go over additional payment options should you need further assistance to pay for treatment.


Cracked Tooth

Chipped Tooth

Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth

Knocked-Out Baby Tooth

Bitten Tongue, Lip, Cheek

Dental Concussion

Sensitive Teeth

Lost Filling or Crown

Something Stuck Between the Teeth