Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. If you live in or near Dallas, Texas, the team at All Care Dental are available to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't hesitate to wait, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.
Dental Emergency Q & A
What is emergency dental care?
An emergency dentist addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Making it to All Care Dental as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.
If your dental emergency requires an extraction, as is sometimes the case with a severely infected tooth, the team at All Care Dental are highly skilled in oral surgery and can remove your tooth while minimizing your pain and discomfort.
Is it time to call an emergency dentist?
It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Intense tooth or mouth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
- An injury to your face or mouth
- Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
- A severely broken or cracked tooth
- A laceration or tear on your lips
You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with one of All Care Dental experienced dentists. They'll explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.
What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?
Quick action is imperative for a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to All Care Dental. Call the office right away, or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.
If the tooth can't be replaced in the empty socket, place it in a small cup of cold milk. The milk will help preserve the roots until you can make it into the office. When you're facing a dental emergency, call All Care Dental for expert assistance.