Sometimes dental pain cannot or should not wait. Ignoring dental emergencies in Plano can cause problems that can cost you more in terms of both finances and oral health. That’s we offer same-day emergency dental care. Simply call us right away so we can fit you into our schedule ASAP. Unlike many dentists, we offer early morning, evening, and Saturday hours.Dr. Barfield on Dental Emergencies Read Transcript
Well we see emergencies just as quickly as we can. If somebody calls in with an emergency, we want to see them right away and our primary goal is to get them out of pain as quickly as possible if they are having pain. If they have chipped a tooth or it’s a cosmetic procedure, we want to get whatever problem they are having taken care of as quickly as possible.
In addition to our extended hours and same-day care, you’ll find:
- Dental sedation, including complimentary laughing gas
- Restorative procedures to repair your smile, including root canals, tooth fillings, and dental crowns
- Technology like intraoral cameras to quickly diagnose your problem
- Convenient payment options, so you don’t need to worry about paying for your emergency care
We’ll Address Your Dental Emergency With Restorative Care
There are many kinds of dental emergencies. Fortunately, we offer restorative procedures to address nearly all of them. Here is how we treat some common emergencies.
- Toothache – If your tooth hurts, you may have a tooth infection or an abscess. We’ll provide the appropriate treatment for your condition, such as a root canal or tooth extraction. In the meantime, reduce swelling by placing a cold compress on your face over the affected area.
- Gum Pain – If you have pain or swelling in your gums, you may have advanced gum disease. We work with a periodontist, so we can get your gum pain under control with appropriate treatments. Do not use a painkiller on your gums because you could actually damage them.
- Broken Tooth – If you have broken your tooth, put the broken piece or pieces in a cup and bring them to us. Even if you aren’t in pain and don’t think it’s an emergency, broken teeth can fracture even more with pressure (such as eating) and possibly cost you your whole tooth in the future. We can usually fix a broken tooth with a dental crown.
- Knocked-Out Tooth – If you have knocked out your tooth, it’s important that you keep your tooth if possible because we may be able to restore it, especially if you come into our office quickly. If you’re able, keep the tooth in its socket (holding it by the crown, not the root) or place it in a cup of milk. Don’t scrub it because you might destroy the tissue. If it’s dirty, just quickly rinse it in warm water.
No matter what form your dental pain takes, don’t delay! For dental emergencies in Plano, call us ASAP at 972-905-9266.