Emergency Dental Services
The Importance of Emergency Dental Services
Whenever the unexpected occurs, it can be frightening, especially if your child has suffered trauma. In many cases, your oral health can suffer if the condition is left untreated. That is why it is so important to find a trusted dental provider who can offer care when you need it most.
We are well-equipped and ready to deliver high-quality urgent care.
Common Dental Emergencies
Knowing what to expect when a dental emergency happens can help you take control of the situation. We invite you to explore some of the most common emergency scenarios and learn what you can do to minimize discomfort and optimize your chance for a successful outcome.
If a tooth becomes completely avulsed (knocked out), locate it and rinse it off carefully without touching the root. Next, gently rinse out your mouth. If you can do so comfortably, place the tooth back in its socket and gently close your jaws. If this is not possible, soak the tooth in a container filled with saline or milk. With timely treatment, your dentist may be able to replant the tooth successfully.
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If a piece of your tooth becomes broken or fractured, locate the missing fragment and store it in a cup of milk or saline. For smaller chips or breaks, your dentist may be able to simply bond the piece back into place using composite resin. If you have sustained a larger fracture, a dental crown may be recommended.
Object Stuck between the Teeth
If you have a foreign object stuck between the teeth, try gently flossing the area. Never use sharp instruments, as this can seriously injure the gum tissue. If flossing is not successful, our doctors can remove the object without damaging your oral soft tissues.
Toothaches can be mild or severe, acute or chronic. This type of discomfort can be caused by several different factors, including infection, cavities, gum disease, or dental abscesses. The recommended treatment will depend on the cause of your toothache. In the meantime, however, discomfort and tenderness can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses.
Contact Us for More Information
At Fort Bend Dental Care, we are committed to providing our community with compassionate top-tier services. If you encounter a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. We are well-equipped and ready to deliver high-quality urgent care.