Can I See A Dentist About A Broken Tooth On Short Notice?

When you chip, crack, or break a tooth, you can experience pain, alarm over your appearance, and – if you are unsure how to access emergency dental care – confusion over how to respond. Our Katy, TX dental office wants our patients to know that we are ready to see people on short notice when injuries and other serious oral health issues occur. We can bring you in promptly to evaluate your tooth, see how we can restore your oral health, and make plans to take care of your smile. Unfortunately, some serious injuries put a person in jeopardy of losing their tooth even if they are able to secure treatment on short notice. In the event that this happens, we can still take important care of your smile and oral health by carefully extracting the tooth and making plans to replace it.

We Offer Emergency Appointments For Patients With Serious Smile Concerns

A broken tooth can certainly feel like a serious smile concern! If you experience this kind of injury, or if you have a problem with chipped or cracked enamel, severe tooth pain, or some other urgent issue, we encourage you to schedule treatment as soon as possible. Delaying care makes you more vulnerable to complications, plus it means spending more time in pain and unable to bite properly.

What Work Is Required When You Have A Broken Tooth?

When we see a patient who has a broken tooth, our first action will be to evaluate the problem and see just how serious the matter is. If your injury is not serious enough to call for restorative dental work, we can hide visible damage through cosmetic dental treatment. However, if there are oral health concerns, we can make sure the tooth’s health is fully restored before we cap it with a dental crown. To address internal damage or infection, we will provide root canal therapy to take care of bacteria and damaged tissues.

When A Tooth Cannot Be Saved

In the event that a tooth cannot be saved, we can still restore the health and appearance of your smile. We can safely extract your tooth to prevent further problems. To replace it, we can start plans to provide you with a custom dental crown secured by a dental implant. Implant-held restorations can make your smile complete again, plus they provide meaningful contributions to your bite function!

Our Katy, TX Dental Office Can Help You If You Have A Broken Tooth

Our Katy, TX dental office is ready to help patients who need our services as soon as possible! If your tooth is broken, chipped, cracked, or hurt in some other way, we want you to reach out and let us know so that we can bring you in for emergency dental treatment. To find out more about how we can support you, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849!