Dental Emergencies In Houston, TX

Dealing with a dental emergency can be frightening, but having a trusted dental professional nearby can be of significant importance in such critical situations. At Insight Dental Group, our skilled team is always ready to address different types of dental emergencies in Houston, TX, thus restoring your optimal oral health. Whether you require an emergency tooth extraction or need repair for a broken denture, Dr. Vikram Shad and Dr. Avni Goel will provide prompt care for your dental needs.

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    Dental Emergencies

    What Counts As A Dental Emergency

    Many oral conditions present with serious symptoms, but it can be difficult to determine whether your situation counts as a dental emergency. Simply put, dental emergencies refer to oral issues that demand immediate care. These issues can develop spontaneously as a result of trauma/injury or may exacerbate an existing cause.

    Pain is one of the most common symptoms of dental issues. It may occur in a ranging severity along with other symptoms, including swelling, bleeding, or inflammation. Broken restorations, dentures, or brackets also count as a situation that requires urgent dental care.

    If you are unsure of your symptoms, reach out to our Houston, TX, team and let us help you deal with dental emergencies.

    What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency

    It can be quite challenging to tackle a dental emergency since these situations often present with severe pain and discomfort. However, leaving it unattended or managing it by yourself may worsen the situation. If you live in Houston, TX, we urge you to contact our team right away in case of dental emergencies. Considering the severity of your condition, we will guide you about the right first-aid measures to take while you are on your way to our practice.

    In the meantime, you may take over-the-counter painkillers to temporarily alleviate pain or discomfort. If you experience symptoms like swelling or bleeding, we recommend using a cold pack to minimize their severity before you reach our facility. Broken dental work or restorations can also cause severe discomfort, so it is best to seek professional dental care as early as possible.

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    Our Urgent Care For Dental Emergencies In Houston

    Our dental office is fully equipped with cutting-edge technology that aids in immediate diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, our dental team is well-trained to manage all types of dental emergencies, ensuring that your smile remains healthy and beautiful.

    Upon your arrival, we will first assess the severity of the situation and take immediate measures to minimize your symptoms. We may also perform digital X-rays to determine the extent of damage or injury before finalizing treatment options. Our caring and compassionate team will ensure your comfort and satisfaction at every step of the procedure.

    What People Say About Us

    Some of happy patients sharing their experience with Insight Dental Group

    I was amazed how painless and comfortable I was during the whole crown replacement treatment. I didn't even feel the needle! Doctor Shad was very reassuring and totally competent and support staff are very friendly with great helpful attitudes. Highly recommend this place!

    Theresa B.

    I really appreciated how everyone, (from receptionist to doctor's assistant, including dentist himself ) made sure I understood my Treatment Plan. Taking time to make sure I understood & even visualized the status of each tooth, including my gums, & my options to address everything. All question

    S. C.

    Dr. Shad and his team provide exceptional dental care. From the warm reception to the clean clinic, the experience was outstanding. Dr. Shad's expertise and genuine care put me at ease. His gentle approach and attention to detail made the procedure comfortable.

    Rachel F.

    Schedule A Same-Day Appointment

    If you require urgent care for dental emergencies in Houston, TX, don’t wait too long. Visit our clinic immediately or schedule a same-day visit by calling (713) 623-0700. We are here to help!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I do about a chipped, broken or cracked tooth?
    Without a professional oral exam, it is difficult to know how severe a chip, break, or crack in your tooth really is. When left untreated, broken or cracked teeth can easily become infected and cause additional, preventable complications.

    The best thing to do if you crack, chip, or break a tooth is to give us a call and visit our office as soon as possible. We will examine your injured tooth to determine the extent of the damage, and offer guidance and recommendations about how to restore and protect your smile, and relieve your dental pain.

    What should I do about a loose tooth?

    If a dental injury has left you with a loose tooth, get in touch with us today to schedule a same-day appointment. Left untreated, the nerves supporting your tooth could die, causing the tooth to fall out entirely. Don’t hesitate to reach out, we are here to help!

    Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, try to avoid touching the loose tooth with your tongue or fingers, as it’s important to keep the tooth as stable as possible. When you arrive at our office for emergency care, your dentist will attach the loose tooth to the adjacent teeth with a stabilizing splint. The splint will provide support for the tooth, allowing the healing process to begin so the tooth can re-attach itself to your gums.

    What should I do about a severe toothache?

    If you experience a toothache that lasts for 2 or more days, it could be a sign of tooth infection, which is a serious dental emergency. If your tooth is infected, you may require root canal therapy to save your tooth.

    Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re having a severe toothache. To manage your pain before visiting our office, you can apply a cold compress to your cheek, take over-the-counter pain medication, or apply a topical product, like Orajel, to numb the tooth and relieve the pain.

    What should I do if my dental work has fallen out?

    If possible, put all of your dental work in a plastic bag or container, and be sure to bring it with you. Call us immediately to schedule an emergency visit so we can address it as soon as possible.

    Even though it’s not a natural tooth, losing a piece of dental work can expose vulnerable parts of your mouth to bacteria, which can trigger an infection, cause further decay, or lead to additional complications. Losing any dental work is a serious issue, and should be treated right away, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as you can. We will do everything we can to get your smile back in shape with restorative dental work

    What should I do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?

    To recover your tooth, make sure to pick it up by the top (the crown) instead of by the bottom (the root), in order to minimize the risk of causing any additional damage. Next, rinse it with warm water to clean off any debris, being careful not to rub it with anything abrasive. Finally, try to place the tooth back in its socket if it will go back in with minimal effort. Don’t try to force it into place, otherwise you may cause further damage. If you can’t put it back in the socket, store it in a container of cold milk to keep it hydrated on your way to the dentist.

    If this is a serious emergency, like a knocked-out tooth, try not to spend too much time on pain management. To save your tooth and avoid needing prosthetics, the tooth must be replaced and splinted within 1-2 hours. Call us right away to get immediate guidance about how to handle your dental emergency, and to ensure we are prepared for your visit.

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