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Broken Braces And Wires – Common Dental Emergencies

If a broken appliance can be removed easily, take it out.  If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze, or chewing gum.  If a wire is stuck in the gums, cheek or tongue DO NOT remove it.  Take the child to a dentist (call us!!!) immediately.  Loose or broken appliances which do not bother the child don’t usually require emergency attention.

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About Pediatric Dentistry Of Pleasant Hill

You will find our office to be a pleasant and caring environment. We know a positive experience can set the tone for your child’s future dental health. That is why our office has been designed to be “kid friendly”. Even more importantly, our pediatric dentists and professional staff have dedicated their careers to helping children. We establish trust with your child by creating a safe and happy place for them to be. The latest in dental technology is combined with genuine compassion and concern.

We are open Monday through Saturday and offer appointments as early as 7:30am

The first checkup is recommended at the first birthday. Our patients generally stay with us until they graduate high school. We are proud to say we are now seeing the children of former patients, as the practice was established in 1973 by Dr. Robert Harmon.

We have 24 hour coverage for our patient’s dental emergencies. There is a pediatric dentist on call at all times. Should you need after hours advice or emergency care, simply dial our telephone number and our message will direct you.

Are we accepting new patients? Yes, absolutely! We are happy to welcome new patients to our practice and we appreciate your referring your friends and family to us.

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