If you believe you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our office immediately at 940-329-4605. If it’s after hours, leave a message, and we’ll respond to it as soon as possible to bring you into the office.
While taking diligent care of your oral health can help prevent a dental emergency, it can still happen to anyone. Something may build up for a long time, or it can be a freak accident that causes dental trauma. No matter the cause, Stone Creek Dental counts emergency dentistry in Denton, TX as one of our general dental offerings in our office.
Emergency Dental Care in Denton, TX
While instinct is usually to panic, it’s important to remain as calm as possible if you’re facing a dental emergency. Try your best to keep a level head and assess the situation. If a restoration or tooth has been knocked out of your mouth, take care to find the tooth or pieces of the restoration so that you can bring them into the office. After this, call our office immediately. We’ll do our best to tweak our schedule and ensure that we’re able to see you as soon as we possibly can.
Once you’re in our office, we’ll do a thorough oral exam, as well as an exam of any materials you bring in with you. We’ll discuss your pain level, what happened, and any other details you remember. We may do x-rays or other diagnostic testing to determine the root cause of the problem so that we know exactly how to treat it. Once all of this is done, we’ll come back to you with a personalized treatment plan to move forward with.
The plan will be completely unique, as each patient’s situation is different. For some problems, like a chipped tooth, we may be able to do dental bonding and take care of the issue on the same day. For a broken restoration or something requiring a dental crown, we’ll get you set up with a temporary solution until the permanent one is ready.
Common Dental Emergencies
There are a variety of dental emergencies you may experience. Here are some of the most common ones that we see in our office.
The most common is some sort of tooth pain. Toothaches can have a variety of different causes, so it’s important to come to the office so that we can determine the root cause of yours. You may have a damaged tooth because of trauma, an infection, or an abscess in that area.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
A tooth chip can range from small and cosmetic to large and painful. If you can bring in the piece of the tooth that broke off, do so. There are many different treatment options for a broken tooth. We review them with you so that we can make sure you get the right solution for your specific situation.
Particularly with adult teeth, a knocked-out tooth can induce panic. If you can, retrieve the knocked-out tooth and put it in a small cup of saliva or milk. This helps to preserve the tooth so that it’s possibly viable for replacement. If we can’t use your natural tooth, our office offers various solutions to replace missing teeth.
Lost or Damaged Restoration
A dental restoration can range from a single dental crown to a full denture. Retrieve your restoration or as many pieces as you can and bring them to the office so we can examine them. It may be viable to repair and be put back into use, or we’ll replace it with something completely new. If it’s something like a dental crown, it’s imperative that you not try to put the damaged restoration back into your mouth on your own.
Call Our Office Today
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our office immediately. If you have other dental concerns, call us or schedule an appointment online.