Re: Emergency paediatric dental- advice pls
Posted by EDmummy
October 30, 12:55PM
Poor thing. If he's in pain then there may be infection - it is highly unlikely the tooth would be filled whilst there's infection. I would suggest getting an emergency appointment at a normal dentist where they can assess the situation and perhaps provide a prescription for antibiotics. Highlighting the situation to your dentist may mean in a few days, once the antibiotics settle in, they can put a temporary filling in the tooth (if your son allows - usually done without needles)and possibly advice on your next steps. Not a dentist but someone who has been through this scenario before. I'd also suggest he stop eating on that side of his mouth and only drink fluids (hot or cold) through a straw to prevent the nerve getting triggered.
All the best.