Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. But don’t worry. At Highland Oaks Family Dentistry, we’ve got your back. From services as simple as alleviating a toothache or as complex as performing a tooth extraction, our highly-trained team can see you the same day you call and get you on your way to feeling better in no time.
Types of Dental Emergencies
There are an array of situations that may require emergency care. If you have any of the following dental problems, we recommend that you call us immediately so we can get you into our office as soon as possible.
- Abscess (bump) on gums
- Broken dental crown or denture
- Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
- Knocked out tooth
- Loose adult tooth
- Lost filling
- Tooth pain
What To Do Before Visiting Your Emergency Dentist
When an emergency occurs, don’t panic. Simply give us a call at (817) 520-5255 and we can guide you through the necessary steps to finding the best solution for your problem. If the situation is life-threatening, call 911 and the responder will inform you on how to proceed. But more often than not, dental-related injuries don’t require emergency room care. Here are a few things you can do to ensure your smile stays healthy while you’re on the way to see us:
- Mouth Trauma — Apply wrapped ice to the affected area. If there’s blood, apply gentle pressure with clean gauze or cloth.
- Permanent Tooth Knocked Out — Carefully pick up the tooth touching only the crown (top). If the tooth isn’t broken or cracked, gently reinsert back into the socket. Hold the tooth in place by biting down on clean gauze or cloth. If you can’t insert it, transport it to our office in a cup of milk to help keep the root alive.
- Broken Tooth — Rinse the area with warm water. If area is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth for 15 minutes.
- Toothache or Sore Gums — Thoroughly clean around the sore area. Rinse with warm salt water and then floss. An over-the-counter pain reliever can be taken to ease the pain. If the area is swollen, apply a cold compress for 15 minutes.
- Possibly Broken Jaw — Wrap a towel or tie around your head to keep the jaw firmly in place.
- Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out — Have your child bite down on a clean gauze or cloth for 15 minutes. Repeat if bleeding doesn’t stop. If the blood continues, call us immediately.
- Cold Sores/Canker Sores — Over-the-counter pain reliever can provide relief. If the sore is large or severe, we can provide treatment.
New Patient Emergency Exam
In emergency situations, we understand that you have enough to worry about without stressing over money. That’s why right now, we are offering a $40 new patient exam and X-ray you can take advantage of. We don’t want to have you wait in pain. Call our office immediately, and you’ll be on your way to feeling better in no time.