Emergency Dentist Saving Dallas Smiles
We Have You Covered
While you may never expect it to happen to you or a loved one, 1 in 6 Americans face a dental emergency every year. They often result from one of two reasons: a sudden accident or an untreated issue that has progressed in severity. No matter the cause, you need dental care FAST! To get relief, you need an emergency dentist in South Dallas. At Universal Dental, we provide the quick care you need to stop your pain while saving your tooth from an extraction.
Don’t Wait! Call Your Dentist
As with any type of emergency, time is of the utmost importance. While you may be tempted to wait to have the problem treated, delaying the care you need could result in the loss of your tooth. To save your smile, our team is specially trained to handle a variety of dental emergencies. As soon as you call, we will do everything we can to walk you through what to do at home while also scheduling a same-day appointment. With late night and weekend appointments, rest assured that your emergency dentist in Garland will always be there for you.
Common Dental Emergencies
If you are experiencing dental pain or are unsure whether your situation is an emergency, give us a call to make sure that your smile is OK. We can help you over the phone with first-aid tips for common dental emergencies.
If you or a loved one experience any of these situations, give us a call right away and perform first-aid at home:
Knocked Out Tooth
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it with cool water. Do not use any soaps, scrub it, or dry it. Try to reinsert it back into its socket. If you cannot, place it in a cup of milk or water.
Chipped, Cracked or Broken Tooth
If there is any bleeding, bite on a piece of gauze until it subsides. Rinse your mouth with salt water and keep your tooth clean. It is best to avoid chewing on it until after it has been repaired. If you have discomfort or swelling, use over-the-counter pain relievers and apply a cold compress to the outside of your face.
This is often a sign of infection that needs immediate care. Use over-the-counter pain relievers to manage your discomfort.
Object Stuck Between Teeth
Brush and floss your teeth to try to remove it. If you are not successful, do not use any metal or sharp objects to try to get it out.
Lost or Damaged Dental Work
Do not use any broken oral appliances, such as dentures. If you have lost a crown or filling, keep your tooth clean and avoid placing pressure on it. If you have any pain or swelling, use home remedies. Never try to fix a restoration or oral appliance at home.
Injury to the Gums
Apply gauze to the area until the bleeding subsides. If it is uncontrollable, you may need to head to your local emergency room.
Injury to the Jaw
If you suspect that your jaw is broken, go to your local emergency room right away.
Pain or Swelling in the Face
Apply a cold compress to the outside of your face and take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory. Contact us right away to get the to root of the problem.
Get a Same-Day Appointment
If you have sustained any other injuries in addition to your dental emergency, such as broken bones, or if you are bleeding profusely, please go to your local emergency room before calling us.
Dental emergencies can be very stressful situations, but with Universal Dental, you now have a plan to handle them. Call your emergency dentist in Pleasant Grove right away for same-day care.