Emergency Dental Services

The doctors at Fort Bend Dental, with offices in Richmond in Missouri City, TX, provide emergency dental services to treat urgent toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and other dental emergencies. Seeking treatment as soon as possible can help alleviate any discomfort and prevent further issues from developing. We make patient care our top priority, and we are proud to offer emergency care to those in our community.

Should you find yourself experiencing a dental emergency, call our office nearest you. We will also provide advice on how to handle the situation until you can make it to our office. 

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. 

Knocked-Out Tooth

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. 

Patient Stories | Tracey Prater

Mr. Prater's story is an excellent example of how we treat patients here at Fort Bend Dental. If you have an emergency, or dental pain that needs to be solved immediately we are here for you, and we assure you that you'll receive relief from your pain in a comfortable manner.

Fractured Tooth

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.

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Fort Bend Dental

Fort Bend Dental has provided Fort Bend County with high-quality dental care for over 30 years. With three convenient locations in Richmond, TX, and Missouri City, TX, to serve you and your family, our services include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Complete Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry

Contact us online or call us at (281) 499-3541 to request an appointment today.

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