Get the Help You Needin a Dental Emergency

Emergency dentistry is often required to treat serious dental injuries, such as damaged or missing (avulsed) teeth. At Dental Concepts, we specialize in treating your dental emergencies with restorative dentistry.

We minimize pain, and help you get the treatment you need to restore your mouth to health. If you’re in Irving, TX, and have mouth pain, our emergency dentist can help!

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Persistent tooth pain can indicate a serious issue requiring immediate attention.

What Counts as a Dental Emergency?

Any dental injury or condition that is causing severe pain and cannot be treated at home qualifies as a dental emergency.

Often, dental emergencies are caused by impact injuries from accidents, falls, and contact sports. These emergencies often include:

  • Knocked out (avulsed) teeth
  • Impacted teeth (teeth that are driven back into the socket)
  • Cracked/chipped teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Oral tissue injuries (damage to cheek and gum tissue)

If you’re not sure whether or not your condition counts as a dental emergency, don’t risk it. Contact Dental Concepts for an appointment right away.

Dental emergencies aren’t just caused by impact injuries. Other kinds of dental emergencies include:

  • Loss of a crownfilling, or other dental work
  • Severe tooth infection (toothaches)
  • Advanced periodontal disease (gum disease)

If you’re not sure whether or not your condition counts as a dental emergency, don’t risk it. Contact Dental Concepts for an appointment right away.

What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?

You should see a dentist within 1-12 hours of your injury. Quick treatment is essential for dental injuries like loose or missing teeth. Even if it’s the middle of the night, Dental Concepts still will accept emergency appointments depending on the urgency. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, we’ll suggest the next steps for treating your dental emergency. After you treat pain and bleeding, see your dentist as soon as possible for long-term treatment.

Manage Pain

In the interim, you can mitigate pain by taking pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. These medications may also help reduce inflammation. Ice is a safe solution when placed externally and carefully. Application of ice can help provide pain relief and reduce swelling. However, you should avoid aspirin. Aspirin thins the blood and can prevent proper clot formation.

Stop Blood Loss

If your mouth is bleeding, you should take proper steps to reduce blood loss. You can use clean bandages, cotton balls, or gauze to stop the bleeding from an oral injury, by applying gentle pressure to the wound site.

If your mouth bleeds excessively, or continues bleeding for more than an hour or two, you should consider visiting an urgent care facility or emergency room for treatment.

Contact Us Right Away if You Have a Dental Emergency

Dr. Nirav Patel is a leading emergency dentist in Irving. At our Irving dental care facility, we can provide you with fast service and patient-focused care. Alleviating your pain is our first priority. We will do everything we can to treat you as soon as possible after your accident or injury.

If you believe you’re suffering from a dental emergency, don’t wait. Time is of the essence. Contact us online for an appointment or call us at (972) 869-2273. 

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