Navigating an unexpected dental emergency can be quite frustrating. To relieve your pain and restore your smile after an injury, knowing who to contact can be a relief. That is why we offer emergency services outside of your standard checkups. By making our services available when you need them most, you can feel secure responding to an injured tooth. If you break, chip, or knock out one of your teeth, collect and loose material and place it in a milk bath for transportation to our practice. We also suggest scheduling an immediate appointment if you wake up with a sudden toothache that will not go away on its own. Whatever your dental harm, we will help stabilize your oral health and plan a restorative treatment to return your bite.
At your Katy, TX, dental office, we understand that severe tooth injuries make concentrating on your daily tasks nearly impossible. When you have a broken or infected tooth, the pain can become unbearable. If you experience bleeding that you cannot get under control or believe your life to be in danger, please call 911 or head to the emergency room of your nearest hospital. Otherwise, give us a call and we will provide instructions on caring for your dental emergency right away.
Responding To Your Dental Emergency
Each second counts when you experience a serious tooth injury. By calling our office, we can give explicit instructions on the best care for your mouth. If you chip, break, or knock out a tooth, we will discuss preserving the material so that we may restore it to its proper place. However, if we are unable to return your tooth to its socket, we can explore prosthodontic replacement options to restore your smile. Dental implants provide the stability necessary to hold a crown that returns the entire visible portion of a missing tooth.
The Benefit Of A Dental Implant
When you knock out a tooth, receiving a replacement helps prevent neighboring teeth from drifting into your open socket. This means that a dental implant helps preserve your bite and prevent additional oral harm that comes from a misaligned smile. By inserting a titanium post directly into your jawbone, your oral tissues fuse to hold it in place for years to come. After healing from placement, an abutment at the end of your implant post allows for a prosthodontic replacement tooth above the gumline.
Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Responding To Your Dental Emergency
When you know you count on your dentist for any sudden injury, you can better handle your emergency. 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.