What to do in a Dental Emergency


Dental Emergencies in Flower Mound, Texas

No matter the preventative measures we take in order to protect our teeth, the unfortunate truth is that dental emergencies can still happen. Knowing what to do and how to take care of a dental emergency can end up saving you time and money and will reduce the amount of pain you will feel. Brite Smiles Dentistry offers several dental emergency treatments that are available to you at all hours. If you experience a dental emergency, do not hesitate to reach out to us. 


If you experience a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately. 


Different Types of Dental Emergencies

There are many different types of dental emergencies, varying from minor to major, and knowing what each one is and how to respond to it, can end up saving your real teeth. Below is a brief list of some dental emergencies: 


A knocked-out tooth can happen at any time if you are not careful, but especially if you don’t do what you can to protect your teeth when participating in physical activities. If your tooth is knocked out, please locate the tooth and contact us immediately. Keep the tooth moist and apply a cold compress to the tooth socket. Depending on your specific situation, it might be possible for a dental professional to place your original tooth back in the socket. 


A chipped or cracked tooth can be a painful dental emergency. If part of your tooth chips or breaks off completely, locate the part of the tooth that was lost, and again, bring it in to us as soon as possible. We can help you relieve any pain that may be felt and quickly look at your restoration options. If you cannot find the part of the tooth that was chipped, there are still plenty of restoration options available to you. 


An abscessed tooth is a tooth infection that begins in your gums and seeps down into the tooth socket, eventually causing several problems in the root of your tooth. The infection creates a socket of pus around the gum line that goes deeper than you may first realize. If you are experiencing inflammation of your gums, toothache, and any serious pain around your gum line, it is possible you have an abscessed tooth. Please call our office immediately so we can help diagnose and treat the tooth. 


We consider almost anything that can harm your teeth a form of a dental emergency. This can include excessive bleeding in your gums, teeth, or lips, lost dental crowns or bridges, biting your tongue, the tearing of tissue in your mouth, and many others. Brite Smiles Dentistry is here to help you with all dental problems that may occur and help you restore your beautiful smile. If you have a dental emergency and are in the Flower Mound, Texas, area, please do not hesitate to come in and see us. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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