Responding To Your Dental Emergency

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A dental emergency can happen when you least expect it, causing serious frustration, pain, and anxiety. Therefore, having a response plan in place can relieve the difficulty of knowing who to call for prompt care. That’s why we offer same-day appointments to help you receive the service you need at a moment’s notice. While certain oral threats like cavities can be dealt with at your biannual checkups, severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and serious breaks should be dealt with right away.

At your Dallas, TX, dental office, we are standing by to assist you in your time of need. When you have an injury to one of your teeth, do not put off calling our practice. We can help relieve your immediate pain and begin planning a restoration to help regain your smile’s form and function.

Knocked-Out Teeth

If a sporting injury or physical accident knocks out one of your teeth, there is a chance it can be successfully placed back in your smile. Because time is of the essence, you must act promptly. Pick up the tooth by its crown, never by the root, and rinse off any debris. Attempt to place it back in the socket and hold it in place with your bite until you can reach our office. If you are unable to hold it in the socket, preserve the tooth in a saltwater bath or jar of milk for safe transport. If we are unable to restore your tooth, we can discuss prosthetic replacement options such as dental implants to fill the gap in your smile.

Chipped Or Broken Teeth

When you crack or chip a tooth, you may consider holding off on treatment until your regularly scheduled appointment. Please reconsider and schedule a visit as soon as possible. Any injury that breaks the protective seal of your tooth’s enamel exposes the sensitive inner layers to oral bacteria that can form cavities and dangerous infections. When we examine your tooth we will let you know if you require a bonding procedure, filling, or dental crown to repair the damage.

Constant Toothache

A toothache that will not go away after more than a day usually signals an underlying infection. We can take an X-ray of the problem tooth to detect any foreign material within. Once detected, we will suggest root canal therapy to relieve your pain by removing the source of your body’s inflammatory response. Because this treatment permanently alters the structure of the tooth, we will place a dental crown to make it whole once again.

Talk To Your Dallas, TX Dentist About Responding To An Emergency

You can count on us to help relieve your dental pain. If you would like to find out more, call our Dallas, TX dental office at (972) 307-7777.

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