Pediatric Emergency Dentist – San Ramon, CA

Fast Care for Your Child’s Hurting Smile

Girl holding her cheek in pain while talking to pediatric emergency dentist in San Ramon

The world might seem to come to a screeching halt when you realize that your child has a dental emergency, but there’s absolutely no reason to panic. Our team here at Gale Ranch Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Ramon offers 24-hour urgent care for dental issues that require immediate attention. These situations come in all shapes and sizes, but no matter what’s going on with your child’s smile, know that our pediatric emergency dentists in San Ramon will work quickly to get them out of pain and get their oral health back on track!


Why Choose Gale Ranch Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Ramon for Pediatric Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day and After-Hours Appointments
  • Numerous Sedation Options Available
  • Dental Insurance Accepted and Financing Available

How We Handle Dental Emergencies

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The very first thing we’ll do when you call us to describe your child’s dental emergency is give you first-aid advice over the phone—there are often things you can do before arriving at our office! However, once you’ve scheduled a same-day visit and made your way here, we’ll begin taking steps to get your child out of any immediate pain. We can quickly perform a thorough emergency examination to figure out the true cause of the emergency, and then we can begin explaining treatment options in full detail so that you know exactly how we plan to resolve things!

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

It’s normal for most children to experience a dental emergency at some point—and although these situations cannot be predicted, you can at least be prepared for them. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies that children often experience, along with some tips for handling them. Of course, in any of these situations, it’s best to call our office immediately and let us know what happened; we can get your child the help they need as soon as possible!

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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It’s simply impossible to prevent or avoid all dental emergencies—life is too unpredictable! That said, you can still take measures so that your child is much less likely to experience one. Consider these sensible habits:


  • Have them wear a protective mouthguard when participating in sports, contact and non-contact alike.
  • Don’t let them use their teeth as tools to open packages, unscrew bottles, or hold items.
  • Encourage them to avoid bad oral habits like nail biting and chewing on ice cubes.
  • Be sure they’re brushing and flossing properly on a daily basis.
  • Schedule routine preventive care for them twice a year!


Cost of Treating a Child’s Dental Emergencies

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Unfortunately, we can only provide you with a cost estimate of your child’s emergency treatment after examining their mouth in person—after all, every urgent situation is inherently unique. However, once we know the nature and extent of the problem and have started drawing up a treatment plan, we can begin figuring out what procedures might be necessary and the associated costs. We’ll always inform you of every possible treatment avenue before getting started, as well as how much you can expect to pay for them. We’re proud to be in-network with most insurances, and our team can work with you closely to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your available benefits.