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Relief For Your Dental Emergency

An accident that injures one of your teeth can happen at a moment’s notice. When it does, having a plan can help you navigate receiving care while pain and frustration cloud your ability to concentrate. That is why we make our office available outside of routine checkups to treat you immediately. If you crack, chip, knock out a tooth, or wake with a serious ache that will not go away on its own, do not wait to seek treatment. Any event that breaks the protective seal of your tooth’s enamel can greatly increase your risk for infection and additional damage. After treating your initial pain and stabilizing your condition, we can work with you to plan cosmetic and restorative procedures that return the function and beauty of your smile.

At your Katy, TX, dental office, we are standing by to address your emergency. If you believe your injury to be life-threatening or have bleeding that you cannot get under control, first head to the emergency room of your nearest hospital or call 911. Otherwise, contact our team, and we will schedule an appointment as soon as possible. By giving you explicit instructions on preparing for your visit, you can feel assured you are on your way to recovery.

Staying Calm Under Pressure

Time is of the essence when responding to a dental emergency. Your ability to receive care and preserve any loose dental material can make the difference between saving or needing to extract a tooth. If you chip, crack, or break a tooth, the thousands of strains of bacteria that live within your mouth can now access sensitive inner portions. By repairing the problem area right away, we can help you prevent tooth decay or pulp infection by establishing the seal of your tooth.

Preparing For Your Emergency Appointment

As soon as you are able, call our practice to report your injury and schedule an appointment. We will collect details about your injury and provide instructions on how to care for the injured area before heading to our office. If you have a dislodged tooth or broken pieces, collect them by touching the tooth’s crown and placing them in a jar of milk or saltwater bath for transport. If we are unable to restore the broken material in your grin, we will discuss techniques such as dental crowns to return your tooth’s original structure.

Talk To Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Responding To Your Dental Emergency

While no one looks forward to a dental emergency, knowing help is at the ready can relieve your nerves. For more information on how we can treat your pain and repair your tooth, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.