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Emergency Dentist – Carrollton, TX

Urgent Dental Care without the Wait

A large part of what defines an emergency is its unexpectedness. With that in mind, our Carrollton dental team is committed to offering emergency care to patients who need urgent help. Whether you’ve just chipped your enamel or have a severe toothache, our team has the advanced training and technology to assist you. Simply give us a call to alert us to your needs. We’ll be happy to discuss your dental emergency with you over the phone and schedule a time for you to come in. We always try to provide same-day care for patients with the most urgent needs. If we can’t see you immediately, we’ll schedule a time for you to come in as soon as possible.

Why Choose On Point Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available for Patients in Pain
  • Able to Provide Comprehensive Care Under One Roof
  • Your Needs Always Come First

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

 

Woman holding jaw in painIt can be tough to think clearly in the middle of a dental emergency, but the right thing to do in any situation is to reach out for professional care straight away. By contacting us as soon as possible, we’ll be able to schedule an appointment quickly so we can minimize any pain and damage to the smile. Before you’re able to reach our dental office, there are also a few things you can do on your own to improve the situation:

Woman with toothache holding cheek

Toothaches

Before giving us a call, try flossing around the tooth that’s hurting. In some cases, the issue can be resolved by dislodging a bothersome piece of debris. If this doesn’t solve your problem, though, give us a call, and we’ll schedule a time for you to come in for an exam.

Chipped tooth

Chipped/Broken Tooth

If you’ve just cracked or broken a tooth, rinse your mouth and apply a cold compress to the affected area to prevent swelling. Try to gather any large pieces of the tooth you can find, and cover the remaining tooth with either some sugarless gum or dental wax if it has a rough edge.

Man covering his mouth

Knocked-Out Tooth

We will always try to help patients who have lost a tooth the same day because we may be able to reattach it if we can see you quickly enough. Until we can see you, try placing your tooth back in the socket it came from. You can also store it in a container of milk or water.

Woman grimacing and holding cheek

Lost Filling/Crown

A filling or crown can be reattached with toothpaste or denture adhesive. This is just a temporary fix, however. Visit our Carrollton dental office to have your restoration professionally reattached and avoid chewing with the tooth until then.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Man receiving dental checkup

While dental emergencies are not 100% preventable (just like all others), there are a few practices you can adopt to dramatically reduce your chances of needing to make an unscheduled dental visit:

  • Have any athletes at home? Make sure everyone wears a protective mouthguard whenever they go to play to keep their teeth protected from unexpected (or expected!) impacts.
  • Save your teeth and DON’T munch on hard items like ice, popcorn kernels, rock candies, pens, pencils, etc.
  • Having trouble getting a package open? Go grab the scissors instead of using and potentially chipping your teeth!

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

Man in dental chair holding jaw

Because every dental emergency is different, there is no fixed price for urgent dental care. Our treatment recommendations will be based on the needs of the patient and will be designed to stop any pain before repairing damage to the smile. We know that emergency dentistry is usually an unexpected expense, which is why our dental office accepts a number of flexible payment options. In addition to working with PPO dental insurances, we also offer low-to-no-interest financing and even have our own In-House Loyalty Program.