Emergency Dentistry in North Richland Hills, TX
If you live in North Richland Hills, TX, and are experiencing severe dental pain or trauma to the mouth that has knocked out or broken some teeth, contact Christina Greene Family Dentistry to receive outstanding emergency dentistry services.
What Are Some Symptoms of a Dental Emergency?
Do you have:
- Severe pain in your teeth or jaw?
- Bleeding of the mouth or gums?
- Swelling of the face or jaw?
- A chipped, cracked, or broken tooth?
- A loose or missing tooth?
- A broken or loose filling or crown?
If you have any of these conditions, contact us as soon as possible. Taking fast action will help you avoid permanent damage that could require extensive treatment later.
Here are some tips on handling two of the most common dental emergencies.
Severe Pain and Discomfort
Although a toothache may not require immediate treatment, it's important to take it seriously since it can often indicate a bigger issue that may lead to more serious problems. Common causes of tooth pain include tooth decay, infection, gum disease, and having things stuck between teeth.
Here are some things you can do to treat a toothache:
- Brush and floss carefully to dislodge anything that may be causing the pain.
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reducer, such as Advil.
- Contact your emergency dentist for immediate care if the pain persists or is severe.
If a permanent tooth is knocked out, get to your emergency dentist as quickly as possible. Receiving emergency care within 30 minutes is best, but there is a chance we can save the tooth up to an hour after being knocked out.
Follow these instructions on your way to the dentist:
- Hold the tooth by the crown, not the root.
- If possible, put the tooth back into the socket and hold it in place.
- If you can't put it in the socket, keep it in your mouth next to your cheek. The tooth must be kept moist at all times. (If this cannot be done, keep the tooth in milk. Never place the tooth in tap water.)
How Can I Avoid a Dental Emergency?
If you're engaging in certain activities that can lead to dental injuries, here are some ways to avoid an injury:
- Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or engage in activities where you are likely to fall, such as skating or biking.
- Avoid chewing on hard foods that can crack your teeth, such as hard candy, ice, and popcorn.
- Avoid chewing on objects like pen caps and using your teeth to cut, rip, or break things.
Where Can I Find An Emergency Dentistry Near Me?
We hope you never have to deal with a dental emergency at Christina Greene Family Dentistry. But if you do, be prepared. Save our office number (817-656-9078) on your phone and call whenever you need emergency dentistry services.