The holidays are in full swing and most of us are rushing around trying to get everything done that needs our attention. Meanwhile, dental emergencies can crop up. Thankfully, our Family Dentistry of Frisco team offers same-day treatment with same-day examinations for dental emergencies. Not all dentists offer dental emergency treatment!
Dr. Paresh Patel is pleased to help you and your family (of all ages) experiencing a dental emergency in Frisco, Texas. We also work around your schedule as needed to get you in as quickly as possible. To help ease your anxiety, Dr. Paresh offers IV sedation and other sedation options to make your emergency experience as comfortable as possible. A dental emergency is when something unforeseen happens that shouldn’t be ignored or delayed treatment.
Don’t Ignore These Symptoms
-Swelling or abscess in the mouth
-Severe toothache pain
-Experiencing sinus pain associated with your teeth
-Losing a prior dental restoration
-Experiencing damage to the tongue, cheeks, lips or gums
-Having a cracked, fractured, chipped or broken tooth
-Having a partially or fully knocked-out tooth
If you or a loved one is having a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to call our office so we can evaluate your emergency over the phone and can begin helping you even before you step into the office. We can provide the necessary instructions for you to follow beforehand so your smile gets the care it deserves.
What To Do Before Coming In
-Chipped or broken tooth; Gently rinse with warm salt water and put gentle pressure on the area with gauze until the bleeding stops. Apply an ice pack or cold compress outside the area and take a pain reliever as needed.
-Loose teeth: Apply an ice pack or cold compress on the outside of the area and take take a pan reliever if needed.
-Knocked-out tooth: Rinse with a saltwater solution. Rinse the tooth gently with water without touching the roots. Place it in the socket and cover with a piece of gauze until you come in, or safeguard it in a small container with milk or your saliva. An ice pack can also be applied.
-A lost dental restoration: If you lose a crown or filling you can clean it and place it back on or in your tooth using dental cement.
-Toothache: Brush or floss the tooth and surrounding gums to see if that helps.
For all of the above, give us a call right away to schedule a visit and get further instructions. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever until you can be seen
Don’t Ignore Pain or Injury
While cavities don’t always hurt, if they get to the point where they do it often means it needs treatment beyond a filling. At this stage, you may need a root canal and a dental crown if the pulp is impacted. In the past, root canals were seen to be painful, but with today’s technology and advances, they are no more painful than getting a filling done!
If a tooth is injured, even a cracked tooth, it’s important to have it examined because the opening is a breeding ground for harmful oral bacteria that can eventually infect the tooth down to the root. Regular dental exams and X-rays can detect cracked teeth early on. If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, you likely have some form of gum disease. Your gums protect the bone holding your teeth, and because gum disease is often painless, by the time you notice it the damage is already being done.
Call For Emergency Dental Care
If you have a dental emergency, please don’t ignore it! Call us right away so we can get you in. At Family Dentistry of Frisco, Dr. Patel and our dedicated team are committed to giving your whole family the premier dental care your smiles deserve. If you or a family member has a dental problem that needs immediate care, please call or text us at (469) 362-3150.