Emergency Dentist — Katy, TX
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Why Choose The Dental People for Emergency Dental Care?
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How We Treat Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies are not always easy to handle when you don’t know the proper steps. However, all dental emergencies should trigger a call to our dental office first and foremost. The last thing you should do is put off treatment and allow your condition to worsen! The sooner you call The Dental People, the sooner we can get you scheduled and treated for your issue. When you give us a call, here’s what you can expect to happen next:
- We’ll schedule you a same-day appointment. We do everything possible to see our emergency patients the day they call us. Plus, we’ll give you personalized first-aid tips for handling your situation until you can reach us.
- You’ll get an emergency exam when you arrive: Your Katy emergency dentist will see you immediately, working quickly to relieve any serious pain you may be in a while inspecting your teeth and mouth.
- We’ll review our findings with you and make a plan: After your exam, we’ll go over our findings with you and fully explain the treatment options we recommend. Together, we’ll work with you to make a treatment plan for getting your oral health back on track.
- You’ll get the fast, professional care you need: Our talented team is well-equipped and ready to help you overcome practically any dental emergency. Once you’ve agreed to a treatment plan, we’ll immediately repair your smile and protect your teeth.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are easy to identify, like a broken or knocked-out tooth. However, others aren’t so obvious, like a bad toothache or sensitive teeth. In general, if you are in pain, have a damaged tooth, or are experiencing any worrisome symptoms, you should call us right away to help determine what you should do next. Below, you’ll find some of the most common dental emergencies, how you should handle them, and how we typically treat them.
- Chipped Tooth
- Cracked Tooth
- Sensitivity to Hot & Cold
- Knocked-Out Tooth
- Lost Filling or Crown
- Broken Denture
- Loose Tooth
- Gums, Lips or Tongue Injury
- Jaw Pain or Clenching
- Something Stuck Between Teeth
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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
While dental emergencies may feel out of your control, there are ways to significantly reduce the risk that you will experience one. Daily brushing, flossing, routine exams, and cleanings at our dental office can do wonders for your long-term oral health. While these steps will help you avoid oral infections and tooth decay development, you should also wear a protective mouthguard if you play contact sports or a nightguard if we notice that you have an unconscious teeth-grinding habit. Furthermore, it would help if you never used your teeth as a tool, as this can easily cause a dental emergency.
Dental Emergency FAQ’s
The team at The Dental People works hard to ensure you and your family receive the care you need, especially when a dental accident occurs. Since not all injuries can be avoided, knowing how to prepare for dental emergencies is essential. Where can you go to receive help? What should you do if you’re out of town? How can you minimize pain while waiting to see the dentist? To answer all these questions and more, check out the following frequently asked questions. If you need additional help, don’t be afraid to contact our dental office.
When Should I Visit the ER Instead of a Dentist’s Office?
The emergency room might seem like an appropriate place to receive help, but you should only go if you are experiencing any of the following situations:
- Continuous bleeding from the mouth
- Severe facial trauma (i.e. broken/fractured jaw)
- Increased swelling that can potentially block your airway
Otherwise, you are better off waiting to see your emergency dentist. Just remember that no matter the problem, make sure to call our dental office. Our team can help you determine if you should come in right away, treat your problem at home, or get to an ER.
What’s the Best Way to manage Dental Pain?
The most effective solutions to managing your pain while at home is to use an over-the-counter pain reliever and a cold compress or ice pack. These will work to minimize discomfort and make it more manageable while you wait to get in and see one of our qualified dentists.
Will Dental Insurance Cover My Emergency Visit?
When arriving for your appointment, our team will begin the process of filing your insurance. Depending on the type of restorative care you need, your insurance company will only pay a certain amount. This range can vary from 50-80% based on whether you need a major or minor service. A chipped tooth might require a dental crown whereas a knocked-out tooth may require a dental implant or fixed bridge, each of which incurs a different cost.
If you need assistance contacting your insurance company, our team can work on your behalf, so you can avoid unnecessary stress and instead, focus on your oral health.
Why Is It So Important to Address a Dental emergency?
An emergency dentist should treat your oral injury as soon as possible because it can lead to worsening problems. Although you may only be experiencing a lost dental crown or filling, leaving it untreated can make you more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious infections. Any time damage is done to the teeth or gums, it is necessary to get help as soon as possible to avoid additional time and money spent attempting to fix a situation that has quickly escalated over time.