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Emergency Pediatric Dentistry in Ramsey, NJ

Dental Emergencies

Valley Smiles Pediatric Dentistry provides emergency pediatric dental care in Ramsey, NJ. If your child is experiencing a toothache or has sustained an injury to the teeth (dental trauma), please call 201-746-4626.  If a pediatric dental emergency occurs outside of normal business hours, please call 201-746-4626 and follow the prompts on the message for after-hours on-call service.

What Is Emergency Pediatric Dentistry?

Emergency pediatric dentistry includes all treatments and procedures necessary to treat dental emergencies such as trauma to the teeth, cracked teeth, infected teeth, and toothaches. The goal of emergency pediatric dentistry is to save natural teeth wherever possible.

Emergency pediatric dental care may include any number of treatments necessary to alleviate pain, treat infection, or restore teeth to good health.

At Valley Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we know that dental emergencies can be frightening and stressful for both children and parents. Our compassionate team will do everything we can to put your mind at ease, while accurately diagnosing and treating dental emergencies.

All of our pediatric dentists at Valley Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Ramsey, NJ are Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentists. Our technologically advanced practice is equipped with all the most advanced diagnostic tools necessary to efficiently diagnose and treat common and complex pediatric dental emergencies.

Emergency Pediatric Dental Procedures Offered In Ramsey, NJ

Dental Trauma

The treatment for dental trauma will be determined by damage to the tooth. Treatments may include dental crowns, baby root canal therapy, or tooth extraction. 


Treatments for a toothache will be determined after diagnosing the source of the pain. Treatments may include dental fillings, dental crowns, baby root canal therapy, or extraction. Topical antibiotics, antibiotic rinses, or deep cleanings may be needed if your child’s toothache is due to gum disease.

On-Call After Hours Emergency Care

If your child is suffering from a toothache, or if they have suffered trauma to the teeth, Valley Smiles Pediatric Dentistry provides on-call after-hours emergency dental care. Call 201-746-4626 and follow the prompts on the message for on-call care. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

Is a knocked-out tooth a dental emergency?
A knocked-out baby tooth can be frightening but is rarely a serious dental problem. Parents and guardians should focus on stopping the bleeding. Your child should rinse their mouth with water, then apply a clean towel or gauze to stop the bleeding. Then call Valley Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at 201-746-4642 and we will prioritize your child’s care.
What causes toothaches?
Tooth decay (caries, AKA cavities) is a leading cause of toothaches in children. However, gum disease or an infection may also be responsible for toothache. It is best to have your child seen by an experienced pediatric dentist as soon as possible.
Does insurance pay for emergency pediatric dental treatment?
Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for emergency dental care for children. Confirm specific coverage with your policy.
Do you offer sedation or anesthesia for pediatric emergency dental treatment?
Yes. Dental trauma and toothaches can not only hurt but also scare children. We offer a variety of anesthesia and sedation options to help your child relax during emergency dental treatment.
My child fell hard, should I call the dentist or go to the ER?
If your child hit their head, you should go to the ER for an examination. Uncontrolled bleeding in the mouth also needs to be treated at the ER.
What options are available for a cracked tooth?
Treatments include dental crowns, baby root canals, or extraction, depending on where the tooth cracked.
How do I know if my child’s toothache is an emergency?
It can be difficult to determine whether a toothache needs emergency treatment. It’s best to call the dentist and get your child seen as soon as possible. Although non-life-threatening conditions such as a cavity can cause severe pain, an infection can also cause severe pain and must be treated quickly.
Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?
Small chips in teeth are generally not an emergency. But baby teeth have thinner enamel and dentin, so a large chip can expose the pulp, which is a dental emergency. Call the dentist and follow their instructions.

Get Emergency Pediatric Dental Care in Ramsey, NJ

If your child has suffered a dental emergency, call Valley Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Ramsey, NJ at 201-746-4626.  If your emergency occurs after hours, call 201-746-4626  for after-hours on-call service.

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Valley Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
470 North Franklin Turnpike Suite 106
Ramsey, NJ 07446
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