Children's Dental Emergencies in Chevy Chase, MD

Care for Pediatric Dental Emergencies in Chevy Chase, MD

At Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can be a source of significant stress and discomfort for both children and parents. Our dedicated team is here to provide immediate, compassionate care to address dental emergencies swiftly and alleviate any discomfort your child may be experiencing. We prioritize the well-being of our young patients and strive to ensure that every emergency is handled with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.

Recognizing Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can vary widely, from sudden accidents to the gradual onset of severe pain. Here are some common scenarios that require prompt attention:

  • Toothache: Persistent or severe tooth pain may indicate an underlying issue that needs immediate care.
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth: Accidents happen, and prompt treatment is crucial to prevent further damage or infection.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth: Time is of the essence in the event of a tooth being knocked out. Immediate care can sometimes save the tooth.
  • Lost Fillings or Crowns: While not always painful, lost fillings or crowns should be addressed promptly to prevent further damage.
  • Dental Abscess: Signs of infection, such as swelling, pain, or fever, need urgent care to prevent more serious health issues.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

  • Stay Calm: Keeping calm will help reassure your child and allow you to take the necessary steps more effectively.
  • Assess the Situation: Determine the severity of the injury. In cases of severe trauma or if there are concerns beyond dental injuries, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact Us Immediately: Call Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry as soon as possible. We offer advice over the phone on immediate steps you can take and will prioritize your visit to address the emergency promptly. You can reach our office at (301) 381-1676 or call our after-hours emergency line at (301) 706-6026.

Our Emergency Pediatric Dental Services

Our office is equipped to handle a variety of pediatric dental emergencies. Upon your arrival, our team will act quickly to assess your child’s condition and provide the necessary treatment to relieve pain and address the issue. Our emergency services include but are not limited to:

  • Pain Management: Alleviating your child’s discomfort is our first priority. We utilize various pain management techniques to ensure your child is comfortable.
  • Tooth Restoration: For chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth, we offer solutions ranging from temporary to permanent restorations, striving to preserve the natural tooth whenever possible.
  • Infection Treatment: In cases of abscess or infection, we provide immediate care to address the infection and recommend follow-up treatment as necessary.

Why Choose Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry for Your Emergency Needs

  • Compassionate, Child-Friendly Care: Our team specializes in pediatric dentistry, with a focus on making children feel safe and comfortable, even in emergency situations.
  • Prompt Attention: We understand the urgency of dental emergencies and strive to provide swift, effective treatments to relieve pain and address the issue.
  • Follow-Up Care: Beyond the immediate emergency, we’re committed to your child’s long-term dental health, offering guidance and treatment options to prevent future emergencies.  

We're Here for You

At Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry, we want to be your partner in ensuring your child’s dental health and well-being, especially in times of emergency. Our office in Chevy Chase, MD, is a place where your child’s comfort and care come first. In the event of a dental emergency, remember that we’re just a call away, ready to provide the support and care your child needs.

For emergency assistance or to learn more about how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your peace of mind and your child’s health are our top priorities. You can reach our office at (301) 718-1012 or call our after-hours emergency line at (301) 706-6026.

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Meet Dr. Ricardo Perez

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in Chevy Chase, MD

Dr. Ricardo A. Perez is a proud native of Colombia, a Bethesda resident, and one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Pediatric Dentists for 25 years. With over 35 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Perez follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, offering a legacy of dental excellence. His passion for pediatric dentistry goes beyond the clinic, as he’s often found engaging in community activities and mission trips to help families within our neighborhood and beyond.

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Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry
Office Hours
Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed