The last thing you want to do is wait for an appointment when you are in pain. That is why we offer emergency dental care here at our dental office. We understand that accidents happen, and when they do, you need immediate treatment in order to alleviate any pain you might be experiencing.
Whether you have knocked out a permanent or adult tooth or you have sustained an injury to your gums that is causing you discomfort, we can address emergency dental situations right away so that you can get the relief you need as soon as possible.
Common dental emergencies
If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, it’s important to seek dental care immediately. While some emergencies can be delayed until your regular dentist is available, others are time-sensitive and require emergency intervention. Here are some common reasons that you might need to see an emergency dentist right away:
- Toothache: Severe tooth pain is a surefire indicator that something is wrong with your tooth or gums. If you notice throbbing, shooting pains when you chew, drink hot or cold temperatures, or even breathe through your mouth, it’s important that you see a dentist right away. Until you see us, you should avoid eating anything too hot or too cold, as this can aggravate your sensitivity.
- Broken tooth: A broken tooth is a common injury that can be painful to deal with. Since a broken tooth leaves the inner part of the tooth exposed, food particles can easily become lodged in the nooks of the chip. This can lead to serious pain and infection if not addressed properly. If you’ve recently suffered a fall or blow to the face, it’s crucial that you see your dentist as soon as you can. In the meantime, apply a cold compress to the area to help reduce any swelling and keep the piece of the tooth as clean as possible by rinsing it with salt water.
- Knocked-out tooth: The prompt treatment of a knocked-out tooth can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. If you have knocked out a tooth, call us right away so that we can help determine the best course of action to take. It is best not to try and place the tooth back in its socket yourself. Instead, please visit us at the earliest with the knocked-out tooth placed in a glass of milk, and we may be able to help you save it.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (469)-298-3892 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1901 Northwest Highway, Suite 103, Garland, TX 75041.