Emergency Dentistry

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry involves providing immediate care for dental issues that require urgent attention to alleviate pain, prevent further complications, and preserve oral health. Common dental emergencies include severe toothaches, broken or knocked-out teeth, lost fillings or crowns, abscesses, and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth.

When faced with a dental emergency, it’s important to seek professional help promptly. Dentists who offer emergency services are equipped to handle a wide range of urgent dental problems. They can provide treatments such as pain relief, temporary fixes for damaged teeth, and antibiotics for infections.

At Pecan Tree Family Dentistry, we understand the urgency of dental emergencies and strive to provide prompt care to alleviate discomfort and address the underlying issue. Our team is trained to handle emergencies with compassion and expertise, ensuring that our patients receive the care they need when they need it most.

Do I need an Emergency Dentist? Call us if…

  • Toothache: Persistent tooth pain can indicate an underlying issue like decay, infection, or damage. It’s important to have it examined by a dentist to determine the cause and receive appropriate treatment.
  • Tooth Knocked Out: A knocked-out tooth requires immediate attention. If possible, gently rinse the tooth and try to place it back in the socket. If this isn’t possible, keep it moist in milk or saliva and see a dentist as soon as possible for the best chance of saving the tooth.
  • Gum/Tongue/Cheek Injuries: Severe injuries to the gums, tongue, or cheeks that won’t stop bleeding should be addressed promptly. Apply pressure to the area with clean gauze and seek dental care if the bleeding persists.
  • Broken/Loose Braces: If your braces are broken or loose, contact your orthodontist right away. They can advise you on what steps to take to prevent discomfort and further damage.
  • Chipped/Broken Teeth: Significant chips, cracks, or breaks in teeth require professional evaluation. Depending on the extent of the damage, treatment options may include bonding, crowns, or other restorative procedures.
  • Lost Filling/Crown: A lost filling or crown can expose the tooth to further damage and sensitivity. See your dentist promptly to have it replaced and prevent complications.
  • Tooth Loose: A loose tooth in an adult can be a sign of an underlying dental issue, such as gum disease or trauma. It’s important to have it evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
  • Dental Abscess: A dental abscess is a painful infection that can develop in the tooth root or between the tooth and gum. It requires prompt dental treatment, including drainage of the abscess and possibly a root canal to save the tooth.

Prompt Care When You Need It Most

At Pecan Tree Family Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time and can be incredibly distressing. That’s why we are committed to providing prompt and compassionate care when you need it most. Whether you’re experiencing a toothache that just won’t quit, have had a tooth knocked out, or are dealing with a broken tooth or lost filling, our experienced team is here to help. We prioritize your comfort and well-being, and our goal is to alleviate your pain, address the issue, and restore your oral health as quickly as possible. If you’re facing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us at 972-562-0767. We’ll make every effort to see you promptly and provide the care you need to get back to smiling again.

We Provide the Same Day Tooth Extraction Service

At Pecan Tree Family Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can arise unexpectedly, and sometimes, a tooth extraction is necessary to alleviate pain or prevent further oral health issues. That’s why we are pleased to offer same-day tooth extraction services. Our team of experienced dentists and staff is dedicated to providing prompt and compassionate care to address your dental needs. Whether you have a damaged or infected tooth or are experiencing severe tooth pain, we are here to help. If you require a tooth extraction, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will make every effort to accommodate you and provide the care you need as soon as possible. Your comfort and oral health are our top priorities, and we strive to deliver efficient and effective dental services to ensure your well-being. Call us at (972)562-0767 to help you get out of the pain right away.