Your Fort Worth Emergency Dentistry
No matter how well you care for your teeth, your smile is always vulnerable to injury. Are you prepared for your next dental emergency? Don’t be caught unprepared when the least expected happens to you or someone you love. Dr. Cheng, and Dr. Thorburn are your emergency dentist in Fort Worth. Call us for prompt attention when you need it most!
Is It a Dental Emergency?
In general, if you are experiencing pain, have broken something in your mouth, or are bleeding from the gums, lips, tongue, or cheeks, you should seek emergency dental attention. Don’t head to the emergency room for treatment. Your dentist in Fort Worth is prepared for most dental and oral emergencies.
The most common situations we treat as emergencies include…
Toothache or abscessed tooth
Broken or fractured teeth
Something lodged between the teeth
Lacerations to the soft oral tissues
Of course, emergencies come in all forms. If something is off with your dental or oral health, don’t delay in seeking treatment.
Dental Emergency? Here’s What to Do Next
Help yourself be prepared for your next urgent situation by learning what to do for the most common dental emergencies. We will provide specific advice related to your situation over the phone when you call to schedule your emergency appointment.
Teeth that have been knocked out should be attended to as quickly as possible. After two hours out of its socket, it’s unlikely that a missing tooth will be successfully reattached. Collect the tooth and rinse away any debris under cool water. Do not scrub the tooth, and avoid touching its root. Try to store the tooth in its socket until you can reach the dentist’s office. If that’s not possible placing the tooth in the cheek, or a bag of milk or water will suffice. If you have broken a tooth into multiple pieces, collect the larger ones for possible reattachment.
Don’t ignore a toothache. Infections in the teeth can quickly abscess or spread to other parts of the body. If you are experiencing pain in the tooth, contact our office. A root canal may be necessary for relieving discomfort and saving the tooth from extraction.
Many times, children complain of an aching tooth when they have something lodged between the teeth. A large food particle may be to blame. To determine the cause of your child’s ache, help her brush, floss, and rinse the teeth. If the pain persists, contact your dentist immediately.
If you experience bleeding as a result of your dental emergency, stop the bloodflow by applying consistent pressure with a clean gauze. If bleeding has not stopped or slowed after 10 minutes, seek emergency medical attention.
Stay Calm By Saving Our Phone Number!
Keeping your cool throughout a dental emergency is of the utmost importance -- and it’s easier when you know who to call. Drs. Stovall, Cheng, and Thorburn are prepared for your next urgent situation. Save our number into your phone and don’t waste a single minute when you need emergency dental attention!