NO! Unless your child has a fever and/or significant facial swelling, the ER is not the first place you want to go. Typically, the medical team at the ER is not trained to diagnose and treat dental emergencies in Apple Valley, leading to frustration for patients and families (and the ER team!). However, if dental trauma happens along with a serious injury to the head or neck, or a loss of consciousness, it is important to seek emergency medical care first prior to addressing the dental injury.
Contact Us For Advice & To Ask Further Questions
At Carousel Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we know children's toothaches can be a cause of stress for you and your child. Call our dental office in Apple Valley, MN to ask any questions you may have and book an appointment so we can diagnose your child's toothache.