Emergency Dentistry – Arlington, TX
Fast, Pain-Relieving Dentistry
When You Need It The Most
Dental emergencies always happen at some of the most stressful moments, which makes it hard to make clear and concise decisions to prevent further damage to your smile. If you find yourself in the midst of an urgent oral situation, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office. Our team leaves time in our appointment schedule in order to accommodate same-day emergency dentistry for Arlington, TX dental patients who are in pain. Plus, we’ll provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance until you’re able to get to our dental office.
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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
The best first step to take during a dental emergency is to call our dental office so we can provide you with sound, professional advice and schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. We strive to accommodate our patients in pain the same day so you won’t have to sit in discomfort. Otherwise, we’ve also included some basic tips to follow below to ease your pain and prepare for your upcoming emergency visit.
This is likely a result of a tooth infection hidden below the enamel, in the innermost layer of your tooth that houses the sensitive pulp. To ease your discomfort, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen, and rinse with saltwater to cleanse the area.
Chipped/ Broken Teeth
Recover any chipped or broken-off pieces of your teeth from the floor and rinse them under a cool stream of water. Store them in a bag to bring with you to your appointment. If you notice a sharp edge of your tooth, you can use a piece of sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax to smooth it out.
Try to arrive at our dental office within an hour of the incident so we have a higher chance of successfully replanting your tooth in its socket. Retrieve your tooth off the ground, handling it only by the biting surface, rinse it under cool water, and place it in a container of milk or saltwater. Be sure to bring it to your appointment with you.
Lost Filling/ Crown
If you’re able to find your restoration, your can rinse it off and temporarily reattach it using a dab of denture adhesive or a piece of sugar-free gum. It’s important to visit our dental office as soon as possible so we can replace or repair your restoration and prevent an infection from developing.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Although dental emergencies aren’t completely avoidable, there are a variety of ways that you can reduce your risk of experiencing one. Here are some tips to keep you from needing an unexpected visit with your emergency dentist in Arlington:
- Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you’re playing sports.
- Stick to your daily oral hygiene routine.
- Visit our dental office every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
- Maintain a nutritious diet.
- Whenever you experience any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms, come in for a checkup.
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
There isn’t a set cost on treating dental emergencies because it depends on what type of service you require. For example, replacing a dental filling would likely be less than treating an infected tooth with root canal therapy. The only way our team is able to determine the cost is by examining your mouth first. Before we start any procedures, we’ll discuss all of your options with you and make sure that you’re aware of all of every detail moving forward.