Emergency Dentistry – North Dallas, TX
Don’t Wait, Get Your
Emergency Issue Handled!
At Dental Attraction, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time, causing inconvenience, stress, and pain. Our compassionate dental team does our very best to see you as soon as possible after you call us with a dental emergency. Often times, we are able to provide service that very same day. That’s why Dr. Rouhani encourages you to give us a call as soon as possible, even if you aren’t sure if your issue is a dental emergency.
Why Choose Dental Attraction for Emergency Dentistry?
- Relaxing Nitrous Oxide for Nervous Patients
- Digital X-Ray and Cone Beam Scanning Technology
- Same-Day Emergency Treatment
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can include everything from a bad toothache to a physical injury that left the tooth cracked or even completely knocked-out. Regardless of how the emergency occurred, you need to give our office a call first and foremost so that you can schedule an appointment. Our team will do everything we can to aid you as you prepare for your appointment. Consider the following steps below depending on the type of emergency you’re experiencing.
Use dental floss to remove food debris from in between your teeth. If discomfort continues, take an over-the-counter painkiller like ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation of your tooth and oral tissue. At our office, we’ll carefully examine your tooth to confirm the exact cause of your toothache.
Do not chew any food on that side of your mouth until you get to our office. Keep any pieces of tooth that you can and cover the tooth with dental cement to prevent accidentally cutting your oral tissue. Apply a cold compress to your face for 10 minutes at a time, then remove it for an additional 10 minutes. Repeat this for up to one hour.
Locate the tooth and pick it up by the crown portion only. Do not touch the root or any tissue still attached. Clean the tooth of any dirt or debris and rinse your mouth out using warm water. Place the tooth back into your socket. Alternatively, you can keep the tooth contained in milk, saltwater, or saliva for up to one hour. Get to our office as soon as possible to get the tooth reimplanted.
If you still have the restoration, gently rinse off any debris and use either denture adhesive, dental cement, or sugar-free chewing gum to temporarily reseat the crown. This is not considered a permanent solution. If you do not have the crown, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until you get to our office.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Most dental emergencies can be prevented when you have the right oral care routine. For example, brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting our office for routine cleanings and checkups every six months is the most effective way to prevent most dental emergencies. However, those that are active need to wear athletic mouthguards. You should also avoid using your teeth to open packages, bottles, or other items that could damage them. If you grind your teeth at night, a nightguard is essential to prevent teeth from cracking or breaking.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
When it comes to dental emergencies, the only way to know for sure what treatment will cost is to have Dr. Rouhani examine the tooth more closely. For example, if you have a toothache, the cost of your treatment is likely to vary depending on whether you need to have a dental filling placed vs. root canal therapy performed. Both have their own costs, but that doesn’t mean you should put off treatment in the process. We’ll help create a financing plan that works for you and also offer an emergency exam and X-ray special that only costs $49!