Emergency Dental Care in Houston, TX

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What is Emergency Dental Care?

Prompt attention can be necessary for a dental emergency to save you from further oral damage and return you to a comfortable smile. At Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress, we have over 30 years of experience treating dental emergencies like broken teeth or fillings, loose bridges or crowns, soft tissue injuries, and knocked-out teeth (avulsion). We know that dental emergencies can be very stressful, and we leave time in our daily schedule to ensure we have space to provide treatment when unexpected needs arise. Our office works hard to accommodate your or your family's dental emergency on the same day.

For unexpected dental emergencies or those resulting from a sports injury or accident, we are here when you need us. Dental emergencies are our top priority, and our dentist and team are highly skilled at providing the expert, efficient care you need to ensure the best outcome for your oral health. Even on the weekends or after-hours, our staff can give you instructions on what to do for your emergency until we can meet you at our office for treatment. If you have experienced a dental emergency, do not wait to seek care. Some dental emergencies require urgent treatment, and we can advise you on the next steps for your care. Call our Houston, TX office right away, and we will do our best to schedule you to see our emergency dentist as soon as possible.

What Are the Benefits of Emergency Dental Care?

Whether you need to treat a cracked tooth filling or remove and replace a broken tooth, emergency dental care can help preserve your oral health. Some of the most common benefits of emergency dental care include:

  • Restoring oral function
  • Alleviating pain
  • Reducing the risk of infection
  • Saving a tooth or teeth
  • Slowing the progression of oral problems

Dental emergencies, even on the weekend, can be assessed and treated with emergency dental care at a Made Ya Smile practice near you.

When Should I Seek Urgent Dental Care?

Anyone can experience a dental emergency at any time, and we know they often happen after hours or on the weekends. We are here to help when such emergencies occur. Please call our Houston, TX team immediately to receive an assessment and instructions on proper care until you can see the dentist. Injury, trauma, or damage to your teeth, gums, or jaw needs evaluation by an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Not every dental emergency is painful or uncomfortable, but it is important to be checked by our team to minimize damage to your mouth. We treat all types of dental emergencies, including common ones like knocked-out or partially knocked-out (extruded) teeth, broken or cracked teeth or fillings, tooth abscesses or infections, injury to the lips or soft tissues, dislodged or loose bridges or crowns, unexplained bleeding, and ongoing toothaches or pain. Our first priority will be to reduce your pain during your emergency, and then we will work to provide personalized palliative or restorative care to treat your concerns.

What happens during an emergency dental visit?

At Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress, your comfort during your dental emergency is our priority as we provide high-quality care,a and we will try to minimize any discomfort as quickly as possible. To address your emergency needs as quickly as we can, we will get you in to see our dentist. Your treatment and care will be personalized based on your unique needs to return you to health and help you get on with enjoying your smile. 3D cone beam scans or digital x-rays of your teeth and jaw may be needed to help our dentist comprehensively understand and treat your dental emergency.

We will present our findings and review your options for treatment with you before we provide care for you. Depending on what is appropriate for your health, we may provide treatment at the time of your first emergency appointment or take a palliative approach and ask you to come back (such as in the case of swelling or infection). If you have extreme bleeding or have suffered facial, head, or neck trauma, please go straight to the emergency room. Your dental or cosmetic needs can be addressed once you have healed and your situation is stabilized.

How do I recover from Emergency dental care?

After our dentist has provided any necessary emergency dental care and assessed your situation, you will receive instructions on how to care for your injury, and we will schedule any follow-up treatment that may be necessary. If you have any infection or pain, antibiotics or pain medication may be prescribed. Cold compresses or ice packs can also help reduce any swelling in the face or jaw, and a soft food diet may be best to follow until your discomfort subsides and your oral health is secure.

Depending on your needs, we may recommend options to minimize your risk for dental emergencies in the future. Custom-fit athletic mouth guards can greatly reduce the risk of oral injury when they are worn during sports and other physical activity. Nail-biting, ice chewing, and biting on hard objects are parafunctional habits that can cause many problems. We recommend these habits are stopped in order to lessen the risk of teeth and restorations chipping or breaking. After your emergency is resolved, it is vital that you follow proper brushing and flossing and maintain routine bi-annual cleaning and exam visits to support a healthy, radiant smile.

Will My Insurance Cover My Emergency Visit?

Dental insurance may cover some dental emergency procedures, and a member of our team will check into your plan and let you know of any personal costs you may incur. At Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress, we know that dental emergencies are unexpected. Because of this, we make it a priority to work with you to identify treatment and payment solutions that fit within your budget. We accept several payment options, including flexible low- or- no-interest financing solutions.

Emergency Dental Care FAQ

What is considered a dental emergency?
You should seek an emergency dentist in Houston, TX, for urgent dental care if you have any sudden or lingering tooth pain, swelling in your gums, or have experienced a traumatic dental injury. If you are unsure whether or not you have an emergency, please call our office and schedule a time to be evaluated as soon as possible.

Should I see an emergency dentist after an injury even if I'm not in pain?
Yes, you should seek a professional evaluation of your condition after a traumatic dental injury, even if you do not yet experience any pain. There may be hidden damage that you are not yet aware of that could cause other, more severe problems if not treated right away. Call our office for emergency dental care in Houston, TX.

When should I be concerned about my toothache?
If you have noticed a new or worsening toothache, it is best to be evaluated by a dental professional. A toothache could indicate an infection that could cause many problems if left untreated. Contact our office if you have lingering pain, new swelling, or have noticed discomfort.

About Emergency Dental Care

Get fast, personalized care during your dental emergency from our team at Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress. Our dentist is skilled at treating all types of dental emergencies and is there when you need to get your oral health back on track. When toothaches, broken fillings, or knocked-out teeth happen, prompt care is needed to save your smile. Reach out to our Houston, TX family practice right now if you have experienced a dental emergency.

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