Dental emergencies often happen when you least expect, and we at Christina Greene Family Dentistry are here to help. We are proud to offer dedicated emergency services to new and current patients in Keller, TX, and the surrounding areas. You can always count on us for the outstanding, gentle care you need and deserve.
How Can You Prepare for a Dental Emergency?
First of all, it’s essential to recognize what constitutes a dental emergency. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is there persistent tooth pain?
- Has the face or mouth suffered a blow?
- Is there swelling to the mouth, jaw, or face?
- Are one or more teeth loose or knocked out?
- Is there uncontrollable bleeding?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it is likely a dental emergency. Being prepared often makes the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
Please keep our office phone number on hand: (817) 656-9078. If you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, contact our office right away. If you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
What Are Common Dental Emergencies?
Here are the most common dental emergencies and things you can do to help improve your treatment outcomes:
- A Persistent Toothache: Pain often indicates an infection, which is considered a dental emergency. Rinse with warm water and try flossing around the affected area to remove any lodged food that may be causing the pain. Pain killers may help, but don’t place them directly on the affected tooth to avoid damaging the gum tissue.
- A Swollen Face or Jaw: Swelling can result from an abscess, infection, or tooth fracture. Call us immediately for urgent care. We will diagnose the cause of the swelling and will treat the condition to alleviate your discomfort.
- Knocked-Out Tooth: Return the tooth to its socket, making sure not to touch its root. If that is not possible, store it in some milk. A knocked-out tooth has the best chance of being saved if treated within an hour of injury.
- A Dislodged Tooth: Place gentle pressure on the dislodged tooth to keep it in place. We will do everything we can to stabilize it and preserve it.
- Accident or Trauma: A blow to the face can cause damaged teeth, broken jawbones, or soft tissue injury. Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.
- A Chipped, Cracked, or Fractured Tooth: Use a cold compress to reduce any swelling, which usually follows this type of injury. We will repair the affected tooth to alleviate any discomfort and prevent potential complications, including infection or tooth loss.
- A Lost Crown or Filling: Over-the-counter dental cement can temporarily keep your crown in place or replace a filling while you wait for your appointment. Make sure never to use super glue.
How We Help You Relax During Your Emergency Appointment
Dr. Greene is passionate about providing gentle, comfortable care to her valued patients. Chloe, our trained therapy dog, will help comfort you and take the edge off any emergency dental procedure. We are also proud to offer needle-free sedation, if needed, to ensure your time with us is free of stress.
Quality Emergency Care Near Me
We, at Christina Greene Family Dentistry, hope you never experience a dental emergency but are here for you in the event you do. We are fully equipped to provide cutting-edge gentle emergency dental services for the best possible treatment outcomes. You can always count on us!