We Are Standing By In Your Time Of Need
When you have an unexpected dental injury or a severe toothache that will not go away on its own, do not wait until your next checkup to seek care. By scheduling an emergency appointment as soon as possible, we can help get your pain under control and identify additional services to preserve your smile’s function and appearance. Any event that breaks the seal of a tooth’s outer layer can greatly increase your risk for cavities or infection. Therefore, repairing your injury immediately can preserve more of your healthy tissue and prevent the need for a more advanced restorative procedure in the future.
If you have bleeding that you cannot get under control or believe your injury to be life-threatening, call 911 or head to the emergency room of your local hospital. Otherwise, call our office to schedule an emergency appointment to assess your injury and provide desirable treatment. During your initial call, we will provide advice on caring for your injury until we are able to see you. This could include tips on preserving chipped material or reducing swelling and inflammation.
While mild forms of tooth decay are generally treated during exams and cleanings, give us a call if you experience any of the following:
- An object stuck between teeth that you cannot comfortably remove
- A serious toothache that lasts more than a day
- An injury that knocks out one of your teeth
- Chips or cracks in the surface of your enamel
If your tooth dislodges from its socket or a piece breaks, collect the loose material to bring to your visit. Remember to always handle a loose tooth by its crown, and never the root. Store the material in a jar of milk or saltwater bath to protect it before your emergency visit. We will attempt to return your injured tooth to your smile or provide a restorative procedure to repair the function and appearance of your smile.
Emergency dental services help you minimize damage to your smile with timely treatment. To schedule an emergency appointment, speak with a member of our team at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, at (281) 974-4494.