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Emergency Dentistry Dallas, TX

Call East Quarter Dental at 469-529-5401 if you have a dental emergency. Dental emergencies like tooth pain, damaged teeth, and tooth loss need immediate care. A sudden dental problem can escalate into a bigger problem over time. So waiting to treat a dental emergency in Dallas can negatively impact your oral health.

Our Dallas, TX, dental office can quickly repair your teeth using emergency dental care. First, call our office, and we will coordinate same-day emergency care. When you arrive, we will conduct an exam to determine the root cause of your emergency. Then, we will provide prompt dental treatment to relieve any pain and repair the damage.

Emergency Dental Care in Dallas TX

Emergency Dental Care in Dallas, TX

Same-day dental care is possible with emergency dentistry. Common dental emergencies we treat at East Quarter Dental include severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and broken teeth.

Tooth Pain

Many issues can cause toothaches, from an injured tooth to a cavity or a dental abscess. You can take pain medication if you feel severe tooth pain at home, but it only temporarily relieves discomfort. If you suspect a tooth infection, use a warm saltwater rinse to help kill excess bacteria. Use a warm compress if you experience swelling.

We will examine your teeth and determine the cause of your pain. Our Dallas dental office can provide an emergency root canal treatment, or drain a dental abscess. An abscess is a pocket of pus that can sometimes form outside a tooth. Draining this abscess will prevent it from bursting and cause further infection.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If you knock out a permanent tooth, try to locate it as soon as possible. Hold the tooth by its crown and avoid touching the root. Gently rinse debris from your tooth using milk or your saliva, but do not use water. Do not try to put the tooth back in its socket.

Bring the tooth to our dental office in a cup of milk or your own saliva. We may be able to reattach the tooth. We can recommend a dental implant if we cannot reattach the tooth. A dental implant is the most tooth-like restoration possible, and restores your missing tooth at the root.

Broken Tooth

If you chip or crack a tooth, try to recover any pieces of your tooth if possible. Do not try to put the pieces back on the tooth or reattach it using glue. Instead, put the pieces in a cup of saliva.

If we can’t fix your tooth, we may recommend an alternative. We will examine your tooth to see if you need an extraction, dental crown, or bonding treatment. Our office will only recommend the most relevant treatment based on the extent of your tooth damage.

In some cases, bacteria can enter a large break in your tooth and infect it. You might accidentally damage your teeth further with regular biting and chewing. Visit our dentists as soon as possible after you break a tooth.

Broken or Lost Restoration

If you break or lose a crown, dental bridge, or denture, do not try to put the broken pieces back in your mouth. Don’t try to repair the dental prosthetic yourself. Instead, call our Dallas dental office. We can repair your restoration or provide a temporary restoration while we create a replacement.

Soft Tissue Injury

In most cases, an injury to your gums, tongue, or other soft mouth tissues is not an emergency. However, if you experience excess bleeding that does not stop, you need immediate treatment.

First, use a saltwater rinse if you injure your soft tissues. Then, place pressure on the injured area with gauze or a clean cloth. You can take over-the-counter medications, but should visit the ER or urgent care if bleeding doesn’t stop. You may need stitches to treat your injuries.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

Learn more about emergency dental care in our dental practice with answers to the following common questions. Emergency dental situations can be stressful and painful, but our practice is here to provide prompt and effective care.

When should I go to the hospital for a dental emergency?

If you have physical and dental injuries, get medical care before dental care. Once you are physically healthy, we can treat your dental issues.

Medical professionals can treat breathing problems, jaw or neck injuries, and other physical problems. We also recommend hospital visits if you have severe bleeding or an infection and cannot see a dentist. A hospital can stop the bleeding and provide medication.

Is a cavity a dental emergency?

A cavity is an emergency if it causes severe tooth pain. Continual, throbbing pain from a dental cavity needs immediate attention. Treating a cavity can help prevent tooth loss. However, if you have a newly formed cavity, you can schedule a dental visit for an exam and treatment.

What is not a dental emergency?

Dental problems that can wait for a scheduled appointment include: 

  • Object stuck between teeth
  • Small tooth chips or cracks not causing pain
  • Bleeding gums when brushing and flossing

Call our office if you experience these dental problems, and we will schedule your next appointment.

How much is dental emergency treatment?

The cost of emergency dental treatment depends on your specific emergency. For example, if you have minimal damage or only injure a single tooth, treatment will cost less than extensive damage. We will give you an estimate of the cost of your treatment. Dental insurance plans will cover most routine and restorative treatments.

Can you prevent dental emergencies?

Yes, in some cases, you can prevent dental injuries and infection. To prevent a dental emergency:

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam twice a year
  • Wear a custom mouthguard during sports
  • Avoid chewing on ice, biting your nails, and using teeth as tools

What do I do if I have a dental emergency but also have dental anxiety

Don’t delay emergency care. Contact our office and let us know about your concerns. We aim to accommodate you at your dental visit so you can feel comfortable in our office while getting the care you need. Our office also provides sedation, so you will not be aware of pain during your treatment.

Get Urgent Dental Treatment Today

Call our emergency dentist at East Quarter Dental in Dallas County at 469-529-5401. Schedule an appointment online if you have a dental concern but do not have an emergency.

We serve patients from Deep Ellum, Bryan Place, and the Dallas Downtown Historic District. If you are unsure if you have a dental emergency, contact our office today.