Daybreak Office(801) 999-4640
Orchard Drive Office (North Salt Lake)801-951-8038
Eastgate Office (Salt Lake City)801-272-8555
Hunter Park (West Valley)801-969-9669
Oquirrh Park Office (West Jordan)801-840-4833
Jordan Ridge Office (West Jordan)801-727-8905
Vine Street Office (Murray)801-268-1135
Cottonwood Heights Office801-943-3233
Lone Peak Office (Sandy)801-553-8882
Ivory Ridge Office (Lehi)801-407-6520
Stansbury Park Office435-843-5437
Park City Office435-649-5001
We are now offering virtual dental visits for our patients! Offering Teledentistry appointments will allow us to meet with our patients from the ease of your own home! We are aiming to make dental care as easy as possible. With current social limitations in place, we are striving to provide top-notch dental care to all our patients.
Our Doctors will be able to perform consultations and limited exams over video chat. They can diagnose potential problems and help determine if you need an in-person emergency appointment. Please call us at 801-312-1715 to schedule your appointment.
There are many common causes of childhood dental injury including bathtubs, tile floors, stairs, coffee tables, swimming pools, bicycles, scooters, play structures, trampolines, and sports activities. Below are some examples of common dental emergencies and helpful tips of what you can do to help your child.
If your child tells you that they have a toothache, you should first check the tooth to see if there happens to be any food trapped inside or around it. Gently brush and floss the area thoroughly and then have them rinse out their mouth by swishing warm salt water. Doing this will help remove any debris that could be causing the toothache. If the pain does not subside, give your child an appropriate dose of pain relief medication and call any one of our locations along the Wasatch Front here in Utah to make an appointment.
A tooth infection that has lead to swelling in your child’s face could potentially be a life-threatening situation. If your child is experiencing this, don’t hesitate to take action. Take your child to a hospital emergency room immediately. While you’re waiting to see a doctor, place a cold compress on your child’s face to help reduce swelling and pain. If your doctor confirms that your child’s situation is a dental issue, call us at Burg Children’s Dentistry for an emergency appointment. We can evaluate where the infection is and how to best treat it.
To help stop any bleeding, apply firm yet gentle pressure to the area with a clean cloth. If the bleeding has not stopped after fifteen minutes, take your child to the hospital emergency room. Apply a cold compress to the bruised or swollen areas. If your child’s injury has affected their teeth, jawbone or the tissues around their mouth, call us for an appointment after your ER visit.
Typically, this is not something you should worry too much about. In fact, a small amount of bleeding is very common after children lose baby teeth. To help stop any bleeding that is occurring, have your child bite on a clean folded cloth or piece of gauze for fifteen minutes and make sure he/she is staying still. Repeat this if necessary.
Although losing a baby tooth isn’t too serious of an issue, losing a permanent tooth is. If this happens to your child, contact a dentist immediately. Time is a crucial factor in saving a permanent tooth. Find the tooth and gently rinse it off with room temperature water. Carefully hold the tooth by the crown, not the root. Do not scrub it! Place the tooth into its socket and have your child hold the tooth in place. If you are not able to reinsert the tooth into your child’s mouth, put it in a cup with milk or water and bring it to the dentist as soon as possible..
If your child’s baby tooth is ever knocked out, you should still call a dentist to make an appointment to assess any damage done to their other teeth, jawbone, or tissues around their mouth. Baby teeth should NOT be put back into the mouth because it could damage the emerging permanent tooth.
If your child’s tooth gets broken, make sure to rinse the injured area with warm water. To reduce swelling, place a cold compress on their face where the oral injury is. Call any of our office locations immediately so we can assess further injuries, repair the tooth, and prevent infections from developing.
Cold/canker sores are a relatively common problem for children. Many children occasionally suffer from cold sores around their lips as well as canker sores inside their mouth. These sores usually take seven to 14 days to heal. To aid in healing and pain reduction, there are products available at your local pharmacy. Please let us know if your child frequently has cold or canker sores or if the sores last longer than usual. If so, prescription medications may be necessary.
We understand that a dental emergency can be a scary event for your child to experience. The dentists and staff at Burg Children’s Dentistry are gentle and strive to provide an environment where your child can feel safe and comfortable. If you find your child in need of emergency dental services, give us a call. We are here for you!
They were so friendly and my daughter loved them! They made sure I understood everything before doing any work. I really felt like they loved my girl and wanted to make her comfortable. I would recommend them to everyone!- Heather H.
Love Burg!! The dentists are fantastic, able to explain exactly what is needed and why. And they talk to my boys, instead of only to me; they include then kids in the decisions. Very patient and friendly. Love the front desk staff, too.- Jessica K.
What a great experience! My son has been terrified of going to the dentist. The staff was so kind and engaging that he didn’t even bat an eye. They were able to get more done with no tears then the past three dental offices we went to.- Sarah P.
We love Burg Children’s Dentistry! The staff is so kind and patient and they are so gentle with the kids. My daughter is four and loves going to the dentist because they make it so fun and comfortable. I’m grateful we live close to such a great dental office!- Claire M.
I love this place, but what is more important is that my daughter loves this place. She looks forward to going to the dentist. I did not grow up with the same experience. I’m confident that she is being taken care of on every visit.- Sara R.
Amazing staff. From the receptionist to the doctor himself. Very patient with my fifteen month old who wouldn’t lay down to me filling out my paperwork with a newborn in tow. Our family will be returning for sure!- Jon & Melissa L.
The staff is so great with my kids. On the way for his visit he says, “I LOVE going to the dentist!” Which is funny considering how much I dread it! Dr Nielsen is so nice and takes the time to explain everything he sees.- Christina T.
The folks at Burg Children’s Dentistry are excellent! Our four year old daughter loves going there and they have set her up to enjoy going to the dentist for years to come! I have recommended them to friends already! Thanks for a great job guys!- Watt C.
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