Having a Dental Emergency?
Come see our pediatric dentists in Kennewick!
Give us a call! We're more than happy to take care of you.
Help! I Need a Pediatric Dentist Right Away!
- Knocked-out permanent tooth
- Chipped, fractured, or broken tooth
- Toothache pain or pressure
- Dental abscess
- Tooth sensitivity
- Lost or loose filling
Keep Calm in a Dental Emergency
To make sure you're prepared, keep these tips in mind!
If your child’s baby tooth is knocked out, it does not usually cause problems or require treatment. Contact us during regular business hours.
If your child has had a permanent tooth knocked out, see our pediatric dentists immediately!
If possible, find and save the tooth, then follow these tips:
- Hold it by the crown, not the root
- Rinse the tooth with water, but do not clean with soap
- If the tooth is not cracked or damaged, try to put it back in the original socket and have your child hold it in place by biting on gauze
- If you cannot put the tooth back in its socket, put it in a cup containing your child’s saliva or milk
Chips and Fractures
Try these remedies if your little surfer has a painful, achey tooth:
- Clean the area carefully.
- Use floss to remove any food that may be trapped in or around the tooth
- Prepare warm water or warm saltwater and have them swish it around in their mouth
- Do not apply any sort of heat to the gum or tooth.
- If your child’s cheek or face appears to be swelling, apply a cold compress and reach out to us as soon as possible
If your child’s discomfort continues for over 24 hours, please call your local Smile Surfers office for alternative treatment suggestions.
We Can Handle Any Emergency Dentistry Situation!
Although it might be a scary time, we'll quickly bring back your little surfer's smiles and giggles!
Dental emergencies are not something that you plan. We know that, and we’ll do everything we can to treat your little surfer as soon as possible, including whatever diagnostics and treatment might be required.
Call us at 509-581-4455 for after-hours assistance. You’ll hear a set of automated instructions that will guide you on the next steps until we can take over in person.
Get Out of Pain
We’ll care for your little surfers until their discomfort passes. If treatment is required, we have options for anesthesia and sedation, as well as an array of soothing practices at our disposal.
Before-and-after school appointment slots are available at all Smile Surfers locations. We also offer a variety of flexible financial plans, as well as dental insurance coverage.
Your child’s memories of being at the dentist is extremely important in terms of fighting anxiety and setting them up with long-lasting healthy habits. This is particularly critical if your child is experiencing extreme discomfort or an emergent dental situation.
Our “Surf Instructors” prioritize preventive care. Why? We believe that by providing helpful information and resources, we can show your little surfer how to best avoid any future dental complications.
Learn More About SDF
Read through our list of FAQs!
Want to Learn More About Dental Emergencies?
What services do you provide if my child suffers a dental emergency?
- Treatment for tooth pain or pressure
- Treatment for knocked-out teeth
- Emergency extractions
- Emergency repair of chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Baby root canals
Is it possible to visit the ER if I have a dental problem?
Is it possible to come in without an appointment?
If you are able to, we encourage you to please call ahead before giving us a visit.
How much will this procedure cost?
- Most dental insurance plans
- Cash and major credit cards
- Financing through CareCredit
Are the treatments going to cause any further pain?
What can I do to avoid an emergent dental situation?
- Brushing your teeth two times daily
- Changing out your toothbrush after three months
- Flossing through your teeth at least once daily
- Reach out to a dentist shortly after detecting an oral problem (don’t wait!).
- Scheduling appointments for routine dental exams and hygiene maintenance
- Completing dental treatments as advised
- Using a mouthguard if you play sports, both contact and non-contact
- Avoid using your teeth for improper actions, like opening packages
- Avoid gnawing on tough items, like ice or pencils
- Consume a well-rounded, nutritious diet and avoid excessive sugar consumption
- Maintain your recommended daily consumption of water