Emergency Dentistry in North Dallas
Are you dealing with a dental emergency in Dallas? A knocked out tooth, a toothache, broken tooth, bleeding from the mouth, or something lodged between the teeth -- they all require urgent care. Dale W. Greer, D.D.S. Inc. is your emergency dentist providing care as soon as you need it. And when you call our office, we can provide advice over the phone for how to handle your situation until you can make it into the office.
Need quick dental care? Contact Dale W. Greer, D.D.S. Inc. for emergency dentistry in Dallas.
Are You Having a Dental Emergency?
What counts as a dental emergency? Dr. Greer treats a range of situations that require urgent care. While any number of injuries and aches can be dental emergencies, some of the most common include:
- A knocked out or lost tooth
- Broken tooth
- Toothache or abscessed tooth
- Lost filling, crown, or other dental restoration
- Jaw injury
If you have a problem that causes tooth pain or oral bleeding, do not hesitate to contact your dentist. Your mouth should never be painful -- and tooth decay and oral injuries don’t get better on their own. An ache indicates there is a problem that requires professional attention.
#1: Find the Tooth
If you have suffered from a knocked out tooth, you must act quickly. Missing teeth have the greatest chance for reattachment when treated in the first few hours after loss. Find the tooth and clean its crown. Be careful not to touch the roots, as this could damage sensitive tissues and reduce the chances for replacement. Store the tooth in its empty socket, the cheek, or in a bag of milk until you can reach your dentist’s office.
#2: Stop the Bleeding
Oral bleeding -- like from the lips, gums, tongue, or cheeks -- should be stopped or slowed quickly. Apply gentle but consistent pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not subside after 10 minutes, seek medical attention immediately.
#3: Control the Pain
You will likely experience discomfort related to your dental emergency. Take an over-the-counter pain medication as directed until you can reach your dentist’s office. Depending on your situation, we may prescribe something stronger to provide additional relief throughout your recovery.
#4: Ditch the Tools
If you’ve got something lodged between your teeth, do not try to force it out with tools. It’s a bad idea that will likely only lead to further injury in the teeth or gums. If the object remains after brushing and flossing, call your emergency dentist immediately. We are equipped with the proper tools and the knowledge to remove what’s lodged in your mouth and speed your recovery.
#5: Stay Calm and Call Your Dentist
This final piece of advice is the most important. In any dental emergency, it’s absolutely vital that you remain calm. It’s easier to keep your cool when you know you’ve got an excellent emergency dental team on your side -- like the folks at Dale W. Greer, D.D.S. Have our number ready the next time you need urgent care. We’ll work to get you in to see the dentist and on your way to healing as soon as possible!