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Dental Emergencies

Championship Dental

General Dentist & Family Dentist located in Bishop Arts, Dallas, TX & Farmers Branch, TX

Regardless of how hard you try to protect your teeth, a dental emergency can happen any time of day or night. If it does, Marisol Vargas, DDS, and her experienced dental team are here for you. At Championship Dental in Farmers Branch, and Dallas, Texas, they offer same-day appointments and extended office hours to accommodate dental emergencies when you need care the most. Schedule an appointment by phone or online with Championship Dental the next time you or a loved one have a dental emergency.

Dental Emergencies Q&A

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are situations where damaged or severely decayed teeth require immediate attention to save a tooth or prevent severe pain and complications. Examples of dental emergencies often include:

  • Tooth infections
  • Toothaches
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Lost or damaged fillings or crowns
  • Objects caught between your teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Partially dislodged teeth
  • Other teeth or gum injuries
  • Broken or loose brackets and wires on braces

Ignoring a dental emergency can lead to serious complications, including permanent tooth or gum damage, which is why seeking immediate dental treatment in the case of an emergency is crucial.

What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, act fast to help save your tooth or prevent complications by doing the following:

Toothache

If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water, apply a cold compress to your face, and see your dentist right away.

Knocked out tooth

If your tooth gets knocked out, rinse off the tooth root in water, and place it back in its socket if possible. If not, put your tooth in a container of milk or a cup of water with a pinch of salt, and see your dentist immediately.

Chipped tooth, broken tooth, or bleeding

Save pieces of chipped or broken teeth if you can, and rinse your mouth with warm water. If you experience bleeding, apply gauze to the area until the bleeding stops, and use a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain. Championship Dental offers same-day treatments for cracked teeth.

Lost filling or crown

In the case of a lost filling, place over-the-counter dental cement or a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity until you get to Championship Dental for treatment. If a crown falls off, bring the crown with you if you have it, and see your dentist right away.

How are dental emergencies treated?

The treatment you receive at Championship Dental for a dental emergency depends on the type of injury you have and its severity. Your dentist examines your mouth and may take X-rays to diagnose the extent of the injury. They might recommend:

  • Fillings
  • Crown replacement
  • Bridges
  • Root canals
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Dental implants
  • Dental surgery

Your dentist personalizes each treatment plan to give you the best possible outcome. They are available on short notice and after hours for dental emergencies when you need them the most. Schedule an appointment with Championship Dental over the phone or online today.