While scheduled appointments are necessary for routine dental cleaning, exams and restorative treatment, there are times when emergencies happen out of the blue. This causes you or a family member to have to come in for an unscheduled visit with our emergency dentist and team. Dr. Paresh B. Patel is more than happy to see people for unforeseen dental emergencies in Frisco, Texas. To better facilitate this, our office also provides urgent care on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
By their very nature, emergencies tend to arise when least expected, and our experienced dental team understands that you might be hesitant to take the time to come in for an unplanned visit for necessary treatment by our dentist. Because of this, we try really hard to schedule your emergency visit as quickly as possible so you or your family member can receive timely emergency dental care.
Then there is the question of what constitutes a dental emergency. Some people put off calling if they are unsure, but that isn’t a good idea. In some cases, same-day treatment must be had to avoid further damage to one’s oral health. Here are some examples of dental emergencies to give you peace of mind about calling us:
- Any kind of swelling in the face
- Severe pain keeping you from concentrating or sleeping
- Continuous bleeding after a tooth extraction
- Sinus pain associated with your teeth
- Losing a dental restoration
- Damage to your tongue, cheeks, lips or gums
- A cracked, fractured, chipped tooth
- A broken tooth that causes severe pain to your tongue or teeth
- A partially or fully knocked-out tooth
- Oral ulcers that don’t heal within a couple of weeks
These are all reasons to reach out to our emergency dental team for help. On the call, we will ask you further questions to help determine how long you can wait, or even what to do before coming into the office to be seen. For instance, putting a lost tooth into some milk, saliva or preservation container to preserve it as long as possible.
If you still have questions about our emergency dental services in Frisco, Texas, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We can also serve patients for emergency care from the Little Elm, Plano, Aubrey, Savannah, Prosper, The Colony, McKinney and Dallas, Texas areas. Call us today at (469) 362-3150. Our Family Dental Care of Frisco dental team is ready to give you the quality care you and your family’s smiles deserve!