dallas dental emergenciesSummer is a time to play outside and for kids and adults alike, a time to play their favorite sports. But some of these could lead to cracked and chipped teeth, or even a knocked-out tooth. Don’t let these dental emergencies lead to complications down the road, your Dallas, TX, family dentist is ready to help address your dental emergency right away!

When to See Our Team

When a tooth is chipped or cracked, you should contact our team right away. Even if you sustain an injury to your face and no damage is apparent, consider an appointment for an exam, as many dental fractures are practically invisible to the naked eye. If a tooth is knocked loose or out completely, then you also need to schedule an emergency visit. Even if your dental emergency occurs outside of normal business hours, give us a call and we can reach out with a time to see you or your child, providing care to repair the tooth and prevent common complications like tooth decay or dental infection, while also ensuring an attractive appearance afterward.

Steps to Ease Discomfort

You can take steps right away to reduce discomfort for you or your child. Rinse with warm water and use a piece of cloth or gauze to control any bleeding. A cold compress or ice pack to the side of the face can prevent facial swelling too. If a tooth is chipped, see if you can recover any pieces and bring them with you to the office. If a tooth is knocked out completely, pick it up by the crown, never touch the root, and place it in a glass of salt water or milk. Bring it with you to the office. People with damaged teeth can also take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease discomfort until we can see you and offer treatment.

Repairing Your Injuries

For minor chips, we could use dental bonding to provide lifelike repair in only one visit. If you have more substantial damage to a tooth, we could create a custom crown. Our team can also restore knocked-out teeth to the proper position in your smile. If you have a filling or crown that is loose or lost, we can also replace them. Our team would also like to discuss creating a custom mouthguard to offer a greater level of protection for you and your children.

Your Dallas, TX, Dentist Offers Emergency Dentistry

We can treat your dental emergency to help you enjoy strong and healthy smiles. For more information on our approach to emergency dentistry, then please schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).