Emergency Dentistry – Denton, TX
Urgent Dental Care for Denton Families
Having an emergency dentist you trust is a lot like having a plumber: you don’t often need them, but when you do, you likely need them right away. Situations involving broken and knocked out teeth or severe dental pain are more common than you might think here in Denton, and should you find yourself dealing with any of these problems, you can breathe a little easier knowing the immediate care you need is available locally at Prime Dentistry. We always make emergency patients our top-priority, and we’re often able to provide same-day care to ensure we get patients out of pain and back to their lives as quickly as possible. If you or a loved one are in need of emergency dental care, give us a call right away.
Why Choose Prime Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Ready to see emergency patients the same day they call in
- Digital technology helps us find & treat problems in less time
- Dedicated to fast relief & long-lasting solutions
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
Whether due to a motor-vehicle accident, fall at work, or sports-related injury, fractured and knocked out teeth are some of the most common emergencies we deal with every day. After you give us a call, be sure to take the following steps so we can have the best chance of replanting your tooth:
- Try to find and recover any pieces of the tooth that you can
- Gently rinse them off with warm water
- Try to place the tooth back into its socket until you can see us
- If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater—it must remain wet to keep it viable!
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
Has that little toothache you’ve been ignoring become a serious pain? If so, we’re ready to provide the relief you need, just make sure you:
- Rinse your mouth with water and lightly floss around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck near it and causing the pain
- If that doesn’t work, give Prime Dentistry a call
- Use a cold compress or OTC-pain medication to manage any discomfort until you can see us
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
Both Dr. Ahir and Dr. Shekhadiya have years of experience in the dental field, and in that time, they have successfully handled pretty much any emergency situation you can imagine. Their calm and friendly demeanor will help take the stress out of even the tensest situation, and they’ll use their skills and our advanced technology to ensure that you or your loved one get what you need in record time. And, unlike your local ER, they won’t make you wait for hours to be seen as well!
While removing a tooth is never our first choice, there are some emergency situations where it is absolutely necessary, such as:
- A tooth is too decayed or broken to be repaired
- Advanced gum disease has deteriorated the bone supporting a tooth
- An infection in one tooth is beginning to impact those around it
In any case, our dentists always use a gentle touch and plenty of local anesthetic so that our extraction patients remain comfortable from beginning to end.
Most of the time, an extremely painful toothache is caused by bacteria reaching and damaging the dental pulp, which is a bit of soft tissue inside each tooth where the sensitive nerve is located. To help relieve this kind of pain and save the tooth, our dentists can perform a root canal, which is much less scary than its reputation!
For this, the tooth is thoroughly numbed, a small hole is created to reach the infected tissue, and then it is removed. Afterward, the tooth is cleaned, sanitized, and the tissue is replaced with a stable filling material. Later, the enamel will be fully rebuilt using a dental restoration, most likely a crown. When done properly, a root canal treated tooth can be trusted to function normally and remain pain-free for many years to come.
Dental Emergency FAQs – Denton, TX
Dental emergencies can be scary and traumatic. But you can rest easy knowing that we're always just a phone call away. With help from our outstanding dentists at Prime Dentistry, you'll feel better fast and have a healthy smile for many years to come. And while you can't always prevent every emergency, you can be prepared with the right information. Below you'll find answers to several dental emergency FAQs, but get in touch anytime with other questions. We're here to help!
What's Considered a True Dental Emergency?
Understandably, you don't want to schedule an emergency visit unless you really have to. Here are some signs to call us right away:
- Pain that prevents you from functioning normally (sleeping, eating, working, etc.)
- Bleeding that doesn't stop after 15 minutes
- A broken tooth or dental work
- Swelling in your cheek, lip, or gums
- A knocked-out tooth
When Is a Root Canal Necessary?
Moderate to severe toothaches are often the result of an infection in the nerve in the center of a tooth. To remove the infection, there are two options: extract the tooth or perform a root canal.
A root canal removes the infected nerve, which gets you out of pain while preserving the rest of the tooth structure. Having a full set of teeth is very important for your oral health, and root canals save damaged teeth so they can continue functioning well into the future.
What Happens If I Wait To Get Emergency Care?
When it comes to dental emergencies, the sooner you see us, the better! Unlike other types of health problems, dental issues get worse with time. By waiting to call us, the chances are good that you'll have more pain and risk more damage to your teeth.
For example, a knocked-out tooth can usually be saved if you're seen within an hour. Beyond that, you're at much higher risk of losing the tooth and needing to replace it with a bridge, dental implant, etc.
How Do I Remove an Object That's Stuck In My Mouth or Teeth?
- Vigorously rinse your mouth out with water several times.
- Use firm, gentle pressure to floss the area. Use a smooth, waxed dental floss instead of something that's likely to shred.
- If you have a floss threader, you can use it to get the floss below the object and loosen it from underneath.
- To avoid doing more harm than good, don't use anything sharp or pointed.
- If all else fails, give us a call.
Will Insurance Cover Emergency Dental Care?
Everyone has unique circumstances, with different treatment needs as well as different insurance plans. After assessing your situation, our team will give you multiple treatment options whenever possible and also help you understand your coverage. In addition, we'll always file your claims and do our best to minimize your out-of-pocket costs.
Finally, keep in mind that we also accept CareCredit, a third-party financing option that allows you to make low or no-interest monthly payments for any costs that insurance doesn't cover.