As we all know, emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. If you experience a dental emergency, call our practice as soon as possible. If it’s after hours, call our emergency phone number, and our on-call staff member will be able to help you.
Common dental emergencies include:
Depending on the severity of the dental emergency, you may be able to wait for an appointment to see a dentist. Generally, minor injuries that involve no pain can wait until normal business hours. However, if a tooth has been severely cracked or there is a large piece of the tooth missing, you should seek medical attention from an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Cracks in teeth may not always be visible. However, they will reveal themselves when you eat and have tooth pain, especially when having a hot or cold beverage. If a tooth hurts constantly, you may have a damaged nerve or blood vessels.
A tooth that has been knocked out or that has nerve damage will also require immediate emergency dental care. In that case, the tooth should be rinsed off and attempted to be placed back in its socket. Make sure to only touch the crown of the tooth and not the root! If it cannot be replaced in the mouth, keep it in a container of milk or held in the cheek until you can get to our emergency dentist in Katy. Try to handle it as little as possible. To help with any bleeding, apply a cold, wet compress to the area.
We aim to help you at any time you need us. When your dental health is at risk, we will do anything we can to make sure you are treated as soon as possible to return your oral health to its best.