A sudden dental emergency can disrupt your entire day, leaving you unable to concentrate on more important tasks. While you cannot predict these situations, knowing who to call ahead of time can bring quick relief. By scheduling an emergency dental visit, we can examine your problem tooth and help get your pain under control. If we are unable to save an injured part of your smile, we provide restorative treatments that can replace missing teeth. Cracks and breaks in the protective seal of your tooth’s enamel can expose you to a potential infection, so do not delay in seeking treatment. If you wake up with a sudden ache in one of your teeth, you may need a root canal right away. Without treatment, this condition risks spreading bacteria to other parts of your body, so call us right away.
At your Katy, TX, dental practice, we are standing by to help relieve your dental emergency. When you call our office, we will give explicit directions on preventing your injury from becoming worse. As you prepare to visit our office, collect any missing pieces of your tooth in a milk bath or jar of saltwater for safe transport. Even if you are unable to collect all the injured pieces, we can provide a successful restoration of your smile!
Keeping A Cool Head Under Pressure
Injuring a tooth can be as painful as it is unexpected. Keeping a calm attitude during this period may be difficult, but doing so can increase your odds of a successful recovery. If you have bleeding you cannot get under control, or believe your life to be in danger, call 911 or head to the emergency room of your nearest hospital. Otherwise, make plans to visit our office as soon as possible.
Take a piece of gauze to stop any bleeding and protect any open wound. When you speak with a member of our practice, we will give explicit instructions on caring for your injury while you prepare for your visit.
Repairing Your Dental Injury
We will attempt to restore any broken pieces to your smile, but do not worry if you are unable to collect all the missing material. Our restorative treatments can create crowns that replicate an entire healthy tooth above the gumline. If you knock out a tooth and it can not be restored to its socket, we create prosthetic options for replacement teeth as well.
Learn More About Emergency Dentistry With Lathrop Dental Center
If you have injured or fully lost one or more of your natural teeth, give us a call! Speak with a member of our team at Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 and we can help you to repair your smile after an emergency.