Emergency Dentistry – Allen, TX
When You Need It Most
When you break a bone or have a cut that won’t stop bleeding, you go to the emergency room, but where should you go when you have an excruciating toothache? When a dental emergency happens, turn to The Dental Den of Allen! Dr. Anniece Ward and our team can see you right away, ease your discomfort, and resolve the problem quickly. If you or a loved one needs urgent help, just contact us for the next available appointment.
Why Choose The Dental Den of Allen
for Emergency Dentistry?
- Open on Weekends and Weekday Evenings
- Same-Day Appointments Available for Patients in Pain
- Caring, Friendly Team of Dental Professionals
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Whether your dental emergency is the result of an injury or poor oral hygiene, you need to call our office right away. Our team will do everything we can to get you on our schedule as soon as possible. Plus, we can provide tips for coping with your situation until you arrive. Below are just some of the potential dental emergencies and general guidelines for dealing with them for the best possible outcome.
If you have persistent tooth pain even after flossing, the problem is most likely a cavity that has reached the pulp or nerve center of the tooth. In this case, you’ll need root canal therapy to get rid of the infected structure. Until you come to our office, you can take ibuprofen and use a cold compress to manage pain and swelling.
If possible, collect the pieces of the tooth and bring them with you to our Allen office. The tooth may be sharp, but you can use dental wax to protect your soft tissues. Although we will make every effort to fix your tooth, if the damage extends below the gum line, we may need to extract it.
Once you locate the tooth, pick it up by the crown, or the top part that you use to chew. Don’t touch the root or tissue that may still be attached. After gently rinsing the tooth, attempt to put it back into the socket. Otherwise, store it in milk or saltwater, and bring it to our office within an hour.
Rinse both the restoration and your mouth with warm water and put the restoration back onto the tooth. Although you can use a dab of toothpaste or sugar-free gum to keep the restoration in place, these are just temporary solutions. You’ll still need to come to our office as soon as possible for a permanent fix.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Although it’s impossible to avoid 100% of dental emergencies, simple steps can help you prevent the vast majority of them. For instance, brushing and flossing every day can keep bacteria and plaque from attaching to teeth and causing decay. You also need to visit our dental office at least once every six months for checkups and cleanings. Whenever you play a sport that may involve contact with the mouth, wear a mouthguard, and avoid using your teeth as a tool to open bottles or packaging.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Even if two patients have the same problem, they could require different treatments to resolve it. As a result, they may pay different amounts. However, one concept remains consistent no matter what your dental emergency may be—you need to seek help as soon as you can. In the end, waiting does not save you any money; in fact, the problem will likely just get worse with time, costing you more overall.