Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can happen in some rare cases, but there’s no need to panic. There are ways to fix any dental issue you may encounter. While you might be tempted to go to the emergency room, in most cases it’s actually better to visit your Katy, TX emergency dentist if you’re experiencing oral discomfort.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A few of the more common dental emergencies are:

  • Excessive bleeding after a dental procedure that will not clot after 10 minutes
  • Teeth that have broken, fractured, or fallen out
  • Damage to dental work that may result in it cracking or falling out
  • Severe mouth pain

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

If you are bleeding extensively and the wound will not clot after about 10 minutes, you should go to the emergency room. You can try to get the wound to clot by biting gently on a piece of gauze. Be sure not to disturb any clots that form after your dental procedure, as you might have trouble getting them to clot again. For all other dental emergencies, you should see your emergency dentist right away.

If a tooth or dental work has fallen out, save it if you can and bring it to the dentist’s office in a glass of water. If you act quickly, a knocked-out tooth may be able to be restored. It’s important that you try to bring in whatever has fallen out so that your emergency dentist will know if it can be fixed or if a new piece will need to be made.

Some pain and discomfort are normal after a dental procedure, but if the pain is unbearable or persists for more than a few days, you should see your emergency dentist.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office in Katy, TX today. Our staff will be able to assist you and make an appointment for you as soon as possible.

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