You would go the hospital emergency room if you fractured your wrist or weren’t breathing properly. You understand that fast, competent medical help can preserve you from further harm or even save your life. The same applies to pressing dental problems such as avulsed teeth, throbbing toothache pain, or broken dentures or fillings. When a dental need occurs suddenly, Dr. Jay Oza and Dr. Shiva Kohli, your dentists in Burleson, are your go to team for fast and compassionate emergency care. Never hesitate to call Marvel Dental Care for advice and prompt resolution in your time of need.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is an oral health issue that requires immediate intervention. Always call Marvel Dental Care immediately if you are injured or develop sudden dental symptoms.
Some examples of urgent problems include:
- Fractured, chipped or avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Lost or broken dentures, fillings, bridges, and crowns
- Displaced or fractured jaw
- Severe dental sensitivity to cold, heat or sugary foods
- Jaw or gum swelling
- Throbbing toothache
- Serious laceration to the lips, tongue or gums
- Jaw misalignment or inability to open or shut the mouth
Depending on the severity of the problem, you may see one of the emergency dentists in Burleson the same day. Also, you will be instructed on how to alleviate your pain and stabilize your condition until you can be treated.
Dental Emergency Interventions
Avulsed or knocked out tooth Rinse the tooth with warm water, leaving any residual soft tissue in place. Grasping it by the crown, put the tooth back into the empty socket and hold it there while going to Marvel Dental Care. If you cannot replace the tooth, put it in a sealed container with milk or tooth preservative and bring it to the dentist. Avulsed teeth may be saved when reimplanted within an hour of injury.
Broken tooth, filling, crown, or prosthetic Save the pieces and bring them to Marvel Dental Care. The dentist may be able to bond them back in place using composite resin, or he may have to entirely replace the crown or bridgework depending on the damage.
Oral laceration Place direct pressure on the wound using sterile gauze or a clean washcloth or handkerchief. If bleeding continues beyond 15 minutes, go to the hospital ER for treatment.
Throbbing toothache Relieve pain with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For swelling, use a cold compress–20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.
Preventive Dentistry Helps
The team at Marvel Dental Care wants to prevent pressing oral health issues. So, the dentists urge you to:
- Brush twice a day and floss daily
- See them every six months for a cleaning and exam
- Wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth or play sports
- Be gentle with your teeth (no chewing ice or opening packages with your teeth)
We’re Here to Help
Drs. Oza and Kohli and their team stand by their patients, especially when they’re hurting or worried about their dental health. Always contact Marvel Dental Care immediately with your dental emergency, and you will receive the best of care quickly.