Dental emergencies can be potentially serious, especially if you’re not sure where to go to get the treatment you or your child needs as quickly as possible. At Allheart Dental, we strive to be the oral health home that you and your family can rely on during these trying times. If you’ve experienced some kind of dental problem that you feel constitutes an emergency, please contact our emergency dental office at (972) 672-0896 in Red Oak or our Arlington emergency dental office at (817) 308-0966, TX immediately. Allheart Dental offers same day emergency dental appointments. Our dental teams assure you that every effort will be made to accommodate you as quickly as possible to avoid prolonged pain and discomfort. If it’s after-hours, our voice mail system will forward to a staff member on call who will get back to you as quickly as they can.
In the meantime, here are some helpful tips for what you can do during common dental emergencies to help your situation until you can reach our office.
Do you still have the tooth? If so, hold it by the crown and rinse it carefully to remove any dirt (do not scrub it or pull off the tissue fragments). If it all possible, try to gently set it back into place. If this isn’t possible, place it in a small cup or baggie of milk (Avoid storage in water!) and be sure to bring it with you to our office. There, we can determine whether reattachment is a viable option.
First of all, make an appointment with our Red Oak, TX office at once so that we can reattachment the lost crown as soon as possible. In the meantime, it may be possible to cement it on its appropriate tooth temporarily. Apply a small amount of dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive and then carefully slip the crown back over the tooth. (Avoid superglue!)
Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss in order to dislodge any food particles that may be causing the discomfort. Be sure not to place any aspirin or other painkiller directly against the gums near the aching tooth, as they may burn the tissue! If you still feel pain, contact us immediately.
Apply ice to the bruised area. If you’re bleeding, apply gentle pressure to the area with clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 10-15 minutes or if bleeding cannot be controlled by pressure, please contact us immediately.
Contact us today if you’ve experienced a dental emergency. Our team invites patients from Red Oak, Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Waxahachie, Ferris, Arlington, Grand Prairie, or the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex areas to come and experience the dental practice of the future here at Allheart Dental.