Emergency Dentistry– Oak Cliff, Dallas
Fast, Pain-Relieving Dental Care
Dental emergencies are stressful, painful, and frightening and we try to makes it easier to handle even the most frightening dental emergencies. You should contact Hampton Dental right away for emergency dentistry in Oak Cliff, Dallas. While we trust patients’ judgment, some of the most common dental emergencies we see include:
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Broken, chipped, cracked teeth
- Lost, broken, chipped, cracked dental restorations
- Severe toothache
- Soft tissue lacerations
During any dental emergency, we offer same day appointments whenever possible and walk patients through first aid to keep them safe until they arrive at our dental office. Here are a few simple first aid tricks patients should know:
- Keep any damaged areas clean and free from foreign debris to avoid infection
- Apply gentle pressure to slow bleeding
- Use cold compresses or ice packs at 20 minute intervals (20 on/20 off) to reduce pain and swelling
If you experience more severe emergencies such as a potentially broken jawbone or soft tissue lacerations that do not stop bleeding after an hour or more, proceed immediately to your local emergency room.
Hampton Dental welcomes patients from Grand Prairie, Duncanville, Lancaster and other nearby areas to visit our Oak Cliff, Dallas dental office. Don’t hesitate to call our trusted dentist and team to find out more about our dental services or emergency dental care.
Emergency Dentistry FAQ’s
Are you still curious about dental emergencies? Knowing the right information can save your smile if one does end up occurring. That’s why Dr. Peramala has included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental emergencies. Read on to learn more about how to keep your smile safe if injury or infection occurs.
What is Considered a Dental Emergency?
Because dental discomfort is relatively normal, how do you know when you’re experiencing a true emergency? The easiest way to tell is if a problem stops you from focusing on your daily tasks. This includes chipped, cracked, or lost teeth as well as toothaches, lost fillings, lost crowns, and more. Whether you know you’re having a dental emergency or not, it’s always a good idea to call our office. Dr. Peramala will listen to what’s going on and walk you through your next steps.
When is a Root Canal Necessary?
Root canal therapy is one of the most common emergency treatments we have to provide. While this service tends to get a bad reputation, its main job is to get you out of pain rather than put you in it. If you have a toothache, chances are the inside of your tooth is infected. With root canal therapy, Dr. Peramala can remove the infected or damaged tissue while keeping the rest of your tooth intact. After, she can place a dental crown to strengthen and protect the affected tooth.
Should Dental Emergencies Be Treated Immediately?
A dental emergency is called an emergency for a reason. Typically, these issues will involve pain or bleeding that will make you want to seek treatment right away. However, some cases of broken or injured teeth may not cause bleeding, but it’s still vital to visit the emergency dentist as soon as possible. Unlike other medical conditions that get better with time, dental problems will only get worse if left untreated.
Will Insurance Cover My Dental Emergency?
Because there are so many different types of emergency dentistry treatments, it’s difficult to know whether or not your insurance plan will cover your specific issue. The best way to know is to visit our office. Dr. Peramala will carefully examine your mouth and determine the proper course of action. From there, our friendly front desk staff will work with your insurance to maximize your coverage. Additionally, we offer an in-house savings plan as an alternative way of saving money at our office.
What Should I Do if I Lose a Tooth?
If you lose a tooth, don’t worry! Pick it up by the crown so you don’t damage the roots. Then, wash it off carefully before storing it in water or milk to keep it moist. You can use gauze to stop any bleeding, and you can apply a cold compress to the affected area for numbing. Next, call our office for treatment as soon as possible. The quicker you can visit Dr. Peramala, the more likely it is that she will be able to successfully replant your tooth.