Emergency Dental Services
in Poway, CA
If Your Child Needs Immediate Care, Call Us at (858) 679-6660
At Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry, we’re available to help during the precious moments after a dental trauma has occurred. If your child is experiencing an extreme toothache, a foreign object lodged in the teeth, or a damaged tooth as the result of an accident, they need prompt oral care. Quick action can save your child’s damaged tooth.
No matter what time of day, if you need emergency pediatric dental services in Poway, call us at (858) 679-6660. Dr. Ellen will see to it that your child receives the best standard of care, with a gentle, compassionate touch. We’re here to help.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Displaced, knocked out, cracked or chipped teeth:
If your child’s teeth and/or mouth tissues are damaged from an accident, avoid touching the affected area. Leave everything as intact as possible. If there are loose pieces, place them in cold milk or saliva to keep them wet—and handle teeth by holding them at the crown (top) area, not by the roots. Your child may rinse gently with warm water. Apply an ice pack to the outside of the check to reduce swelling.
If an object has become lodged in your child’s teeth, leave everything in place—let Dr. Ellen remove the foreign object with expert hands. You may floss the teeth gently and rinse with warm water. If the object remains in place, call our office.
A terrible toothache, especially accompanied by a fever, is a sign of severe infection. Do not apply aspirin or other medication to the sensitive areas—seek expert medical help. Have your child rinse with warm water and apply an ice pack to the outside of their cheek to help with swelling and reduce pain.
Stay Calm, Get Help
and Feel Better
You Can Count on Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry
Dental emergencies are scary for kids and for parents. As parents ourselves, we know that when you see your child suffers you feel it too. Rest assured that during your child’s treatment Dr. Ellen will use the most effective, trusted methods available to remedy the problem. Our Poway office also offers safe and effective sedation dentistry so that your child can get the oral care they need without undue pain or stress. And no matter what, you can trust us to be as gentle as possible.
"Dr. Im and her staff are excellent. They are all so friendly and really know how to make my children and me comfortable throughout the entire visit!"
"The office staff is super nice and willing to work with you on appt scheduling, payments, anything! I had a ton of questions and they were all answered promptly and politely."
"They take extra care with the kids and are very patient with them. Not a tear shed during the experience. I highly recommend them!"
"My daughter was anxious about going to the dentist for the first time, but Dr. Im made her feel very comfortable by making her smile and laugh."
"Still absolutely love this dentist. Each chair has a TV screen or an iPad with Netflix and my daughter never wants to leave! We were expected to have a 4-6 month orthodontia treatment and 5 months later she's done!"
"Dr. Im and her staff are awesome. My children feel very comfortable here. My daughters always look forward to retrieving their prize at the end of their check up. I wouldn't take my kids anywhere else."
"Dr. Ellen is excellent! Definitely, hands down the best pediatric office! My Son had to get some treatment done and without a doubt Dr. Ellen was extremely caring and fun!"
"Dr. Ellen Im is a dentist that is extremely careful and caring to her patients. I highly suggest you go here because it is a great dentistry and the prices are pretty cheap considering this dentistry is amazing."
"Dr. Ellen Im is the most caring dentist I have ever met. My daughter loves coming to see her and we would never think to go anywhere else. She is amazing with the kids and takes her time. Her staff is wonderful and friendly."
"Dr. Ellen is amazing! My boys all loved her and felt comfortable around her. Which is a very big deal. I recommend anybody who wants to take their children to a dentist who will actually care about your child, to see them."