What constitutes a dental emergency?

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on how to tell if your child has had a dental emergency and needs to see a dentist immediately
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What constitutes a dental emergency?

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Very often, what appears to be a dental emergency situation, luckily, is not. A heads up to all parents: If your child falls, there's usually a lot of blood. However, that is not necessarily an emergency. Emergency situations are, for example, a cracked tooth that is causing pain, any type of swelling of the face, any type of trauma to any area of the face, including; lips, tongue, teeth or the nose. You want to look out for jaw fractures, that's a dental emergency. Other dental emergencies include, fever, after seeing blisters in the mouth or any type of lesions, in addition to your everyday baseball, hockey, and swimming injuries involving the front teeth.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on how to tell if your child has had a dental emergency and needs to see a dentist immediately

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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