Evaluating And Treating An Injured Tooth On Short Notice

Sometimes, a problem with your oral health simply cannot wait for an appointment you schedule in advance. If you injure your tooth, or if you feel a significant degree of dental pain, it may be time to reach out and arrange an emergency dental procedure. During an emergency procedure, our Katy, TX dentist’s office will work with you to determine what can be done to care for and – if necessary – save the tooth from being lost. Even if the problem is serious enough to cause the loss of your tooth, we are able to discuss services that can fully restore your smile!

Dental Injuries Can Demand Prompt Care

Physical injuries that affect teeth should not be ignored. Even if you feel that the damage is not severe enough to warrant an urgent trip to the dentist’s office, the injury can be severe enough to cause internal damage that worsens over time. It may be necessary to schedule root canal therapy for a physical injury. Treatment will also provide you with a custom restoration that will support your ability to bite and chew without issues.

How Much Work Will Your Injury Call For?

The type of care needed to respond to a physical injury can vary. If there is an infection or internal trauma, we are prepared to provide root canal therapy. With that said, this may not be necessary. Acting promptly to have a tooth restored can protect it from further harm, or from developing an infection after being cracked. 

A severe injury may make it necessary to replace a tooth that is knocked out, or even to carefully extract the tooth in order to move forward with treatment. In this situation, we can discuss the benefits of implant dentistry for fully restoring your smile.

A Lifelike Crown Can Restore Your Confidence In Your Smile

With the placement of a lifelike dental crown on a damaged tooth, or the use of a crown to restore a dental implant, we can give you back your smile confidence, and we can improve your bite function. Crowns are custom-made whenever patients require treatment. The careful work that goes into designing yours can ensure that your bite, and your smile, will be preserved at the end of your treatment. 

Lathrop Dental Center Provides Dental Work On Short Notice

At Lathrop Dental Center, patients who require care on short notice can have treatment scheduled without a frustrating delay. Our commitment to emergency dental services can bring you out of pain sooner, restore your bite function, and make sure that there are no complications that develop in between the onset of a problem and treatment. If you wish to find out more, or if you have questions about our services, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, at 832-437-3849.