When You Should Avoid the Emergency Room for Dental Work | Pinellas Park Children’s Dentist

Looking to save time and money, many parents opt for the emergency room when their child has a dental problem. However, while it might seem like the quickest solution, it’s not always the best one. At Kids 1st Pediatric Dentistry, your Pinellas Park children’s dentist, we want you to know that our office is often the best place to seek dental care for your child.

How Common is it?
In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in emergency room visits due to dental issues. The American Dental Association estimates that every 15 seconds, there’s an emergency room visit for a dental problem, totaling 2.2 million patients per year.

When to Visit the Emergency Room
If your child has a broken jaw or severe bleeding from the mouth, then the emergency room is the right choice. However, for severe discomfort from a toothache, broken teeth, or extensive decay, our dental office is better equipped to treat your child. We have a knowledgeable team specializing in children’s dental care and use special tools not found in emergency rooms.

Why Choose the Emergency Room?
Many parents take their children to the emergency room due to insurance concerns, thinking it’s easier and cheaper. However, the reality is often different. Those without dental insurance may think the hospital is a cheaper alternative, only to be excessively billed for what’s considered a non-emergency. Additionally, emergency room wait times can be extensive.

Our Solution
At Kids 1st Pediatric Dentistry, we ensure visitors receive excellent, affordable care promptly. We work with you to find a solution that suits your needs.

Regular Visits Are Key
Instead of costly emergency room visits, regular dental visits are your best defense in maintaining a healthy mouth for your child. Many who end up in the emergency room neglect to act sooner. Early dental care is essential.

Why Choose Our Office
When it comes to dental care for your child, our office has the knowledge, experience, and tools to best serve you. We strive to see our patients promptly, so call our office to schedule your child’s next visit.

If you have any questions about keeping your child’s smile healthy, please contact Kids 1st Pediatric Dentistry.

Kids 1st Pediatric Dentistry, Carolina Escobedo, DMD Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Phone: (727) 238-7722
6026 Park Blvd
Pinellas Park, FL 33781