Emergency Dentistry in Spring, TX

Emergency Dentist Spring

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any condition that’s causing you serious oral pain and discomfort, and that you don’t know how to treat on your own. Dental injuries like cracked, broken, and knocked-out teeth are obvious examples of this, but there are many other types of dental emergencies. These include pulled-out dental work, toothaches that won’t go away, bleeding gums, and even food or other small objects lodged between your teeth. 

As a rule of thumb, it is important to call Consultants in Dental Aesthetics at (281) 370-8786 if you think you’re having an emergency. Our team can discuss your situation with you, and help you understand if you need same-day emergency dental care in Spring, TX. For your convenience you can schedule your appointment for your dental emergency online, giving you peace of mind that we will see you at the first available appointment which meets your scheduling needs. Our office is located at 9700 Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379.

What to Do During an Emergency

First and foremost, stay calm. Then, schedule a visit online or give us a call as soon as you can to speak to our team and reserve a same-day emergency appointment. If you’ve lost a tooth, recover it and put it in a container of cold milk or gently place it back into its socket. You can also recover lost dental work or tooth fragments if your tooth has broken, and bring them into our office.

Next, you can take steps to treat your pain and discomfort, if any is present. Bleeding can be absorbed with cotton balls or clean gauze. You can take medication like acetaminophen to help with pain. Applying an ice pack may also help. However, please prioritize coming to the dentist above all else. You need the help of our team to resolve your emergency.

Contact Us for Same-Day Care Right Away

Immediate care for dental emergencies is critical for your oral health. If you need help, please contact Consultants in Dental Aesthetics right away. We offer same-day appointments for all patients, and we have a doctor on call 24/7 to ensure that you get the care you need when you’re having a serious dental emergency. Call now at (281) 370-8786 to speak to one of our team members, and get the same-day emergency dental care you need in Spring, TX.

Can I Go to the ER?

We don’t recommend that you go to the emergency room for a dental issue, even if it’s a dental emergency. The only exception to this is if the situation is so serious that it could be life-threatening. If you have a dislocated jaw or some similar situation that is making it difficult for you to breathe, you may require medical attention. 

However, hospitals are generally unable to treat you for dental issues. They may have an oral surgeon available on call for very rare and serious physical trauma. But, if you go to the ER with a dental emergency that is not life-threatening, they are likely to give you some pain medication, a bill, and tell you to go see a dentist.

Relieving Severe Tooth Pain

Did you know a severe toothache is a dental emergency? Significant pain is a sign that something is wrong with the health of your tooth. Take anti-inflammatory pain medication to help relieve discomfort. 

Contact us and report what other symptoms you have, if any. If you have signs of accompanying signs of an infection or severe dental trauma or if you have unbearable pain, we will treat you right away.

If You Have Signs of Infection

A tooth infection is a very serious condition that needs to be treated as soon as possible to save the tooth. An untreated infection can spread into your bloodstream and pose serious health complications. 

Signs of an infection include tooth pain, tooth discoloration, an abscess around the affected tooth, swelling, and sensitivity that lingers after having hot or cold foods. Contact us right away so we can treat the infection and relieve your discomfort. 

Until you can get here, you can reduce swelling with a cold compress and keep your head elevated. Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution and take anti-inflammatory pain medication. Don’t simply try to treat your symptoms yourself. You need emergency treatment as soon as possible or the infection will become worse and spread to your other teeth.

What Is Not Considered a Dental Emergency?

Now that you know what is a dental emergency, what isn’t one? Well, essentially, anything that can wait for a regular appointment. If you haven’t sustained dental trauma, don’t have a serious oral health problem, and aren’t experiencing severe discomfort, it’s likely not urgent. 

However, we never want to discourage you from seeking necessary dental treatment. If you’re not sure if it’s a dental emergency, give us a call. The worst that can happen is we’ll tell you that we can fit you in during our next available appointment.