If you injure a tooth, or start to experience so much pain that you cannot focus on anything else, how long will you have to wait for treatment? At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we are ready to see new and existing patients as soon as they need work done for a serious problem. Our commitment to emergency dental care ensures that patients spend little time in pain, and it also protects them from complications that can occur over time. Emergency appointments can be appropriate in many situations. It can be necessary to see your dentist for a tooth that is broken, knocked loose, or completely lost. It can also be appropriate to reach out if you have a problem with pain or sensitivity that does not have an obvious cause, as this can be a warning that your tooth is infected.
Dental Emergencies Can Be Scary – Our Practice Can Help
It can be hard to think clearly and react calmly if a dental problem is serious enough to require emergency treatment. With that said, it can be easier to avoid feelings of panic when you know that you can reach out to your dentist to set up an appointment on short notice. Our office is ready to help when you need to see someone for an urgent matter – when you call, we can talk to you about minimizing discomfort and protecting your tooth so that you are less likely to suffer complications before you arrive.
What To Expect From Urgent Care
Even if there is little advanced warning that you need our help, our goal during your appointment will be to fully restore the condition of your tooth. That means dealing with oral health problems connected with your injury or urgent problem, but it also means restoring the quality of your smile. In many situations, emergency care will involve root canal therapy to deal with internal damage or infection followed by the placement of a dental crown. Crowns are often used when you have an injury, as these restorations completely cover teeth and provide support for your bite function.
Dealing With A Lost Tooth During A Dental Emergency
A knocked-out tooth can be one of the scarier dental emergencies. Unfortunately, even with prompt care it may not be possible to save your tooth. If this is the case, we can make plans to replace it with a custom dental crown held by a dental implant. With that said, prompt care will make it more likely that your tooth can still be saved, protecting you from a problem that requires prosthetic work.
Our Katy, TX Dentist’s Office Is Ready To Help You During A Dental Emergency
Hopefully, you never have to find out what your dentist can do for you during an emergency. If an urgent problem does arise, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, at 832-437-3849.