If you have a sudden injury to one or more of your teeth, it can be quite difficult to seek treatment while experiencing pain. Concentrating on phone calls and articulating what happened can become a little easier when you know who to call ahead of time. That is why we make ourselves available to treat all members of the Katy community when they experience a dental emergency. If you crack, chip, or knock out one of your teeth, do not delay in making an appointment. Any injury that breaks the protective seal of a tooth’s enamel greatly increases your risk for infection and decay. This means that even if your problem seems cosmetically superficial, it should be seen by your dental provider as soon as possible. We also encourage visiting when you have an ache that will not go away on its own. This could indicate a serious infection that risks spreading to other parts of the body without treatment.
At your Katy, TX, dental office, we are standing by to assist in your time of emergency. If you have an injury to one of your teeth, the pain can disrupt your ability to concentrate on normal tasks until you receive relief. After getting your pain under control, we will explore restorative and cosmetic procedures to return the function and beauty of your bite. However, if you believe your accident to be life-threatening or have bleeding you cannot get under control, head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 before considering emergency dental services.
We Respond To Dental Emergencies
Time is of the essence when responding to an emergency tooth injury. By having our phone number on hand, you can get a hold of our office within minutes of injuring your smile. We will give you clear instructions on caring for your injury as you await your appointment. This could include placing a cold compress to relieve pain and inflammation. We may tell you to gather any missing dental material for transport to your visit. When you arrive at our practice, we will get your emergency under control.
Restoring Missing Teeth With Implants
If we are unable to restore a knocked-out tooth, we can help you explore prosthetics to return your full smile. A dental implant can mimic a missing tooth’s root to secure an above-the-gumline prosthetic. This provides wonderful bite support that stimulates the jawbone to help it maintain density.
Talk To Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Responding To Your Dental Emergency
If you injure one of your teeth, your dentist can help you relieve your pain and plan a restoration. For more information on how we serve you in your time of need and repair your tooth, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.