Emergency Dentistry – Weatherford, TX
We Handle Your Dental Emergency ASAP
No one ever sees a dental emergency coming. That’s why Dr. Novak, Dr. Johannsen, and the rest of the team work so hard to get you seen faster than any other dental office when a toothache appears or you experience a dental injury. We’ll not only get your dental issue resolved, but get you out of discomfort with help from our expert team members. You can always trust us to resolve your dental emergency either in one visit or through a quick follow-up appointment. Don’t put off the care you need; call Beacon Dentistry right away for emergency dentistry in Weatherford, TX!
Why Choose Beacon Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
If you’ve experienced a dental emergency before, what was the first thing you did next? Did you call or visit the emergency room? Did you put off professional treatment? The fact of the matter is whenever a dental emergency occurs, whether it’s a toothache, a fractured tooth, an oral infection, or something else, you should always give our dental office a call first. This way, we can schedule you for an appointment and provide basic first-aid tips before you arrive.
Start by using dental floss to remove any potential food debris stuck in between your teeth and gums. If discomfort continues, take an over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. You can also use a cold compress to reduce swelling by placing it against your cheek for about 10 minutes, then removing for an additional 10 minutes to prevent damaging your tissue. We’ll perform a detailed exam to confirm the source of your issue and go from there.
Chipped/ Broken Tooth
Collect any pieces of your tooth that you can and make sure to bring them with you to our dental office. Apply a cold compress to your face to reduce swelling and take painkillers as needed. If the tooth has become sharp or jagged in any way, you can cover it with dental cement to prevent cutting your gums or other sensitive oral tissue.
Do your best to locate the tooth and stay calm. Once found, pick it up by the crown portion only and avoid touching the root or any tissue still attached. Use cool water to gently rinse off any dirt or debris, then place it back into your tooth socket to keep it preserved. You can also keep it preserved for up to one hour by placing it in milk, saltwater or saliva. We’ll do everything we can to save your tooth and restore your smile.
Lost Filling/ Crown
If your restoration is lost, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until you get it replaced. You can temporarily reseat the crown by applying dental cement, denture adhesive, or sugar-free chewing gum to the tooth. We’ll make sure that you get a permanent restoration to protect your natural tooth.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Thankfully, avoiding dental emergencies is largely simple when you know how to do it. Start by always brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and flossing daily to reduce plaque buildup. At-home habits coupled with routine exams and cleanings can help you avoid a majority of dental issues before they turn into dental emergencies. Of course, remember to always use the right tool for the job and not your teeth, whether it’s opening packages or bottles. Avoid very sticky or hard foods when you can as these can easily crack or chip teeth.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
During your emergency appointment, we’ll make sure that you are fully aware of your dental care costs upfront. No matter how minor or serious your dental emergency is, we want to make sure that you have a clear breakdown of the treatments you need to get your emergency handled. The amount you pay can vary depending on the complexity of your needs, but our dentists and team will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your budget.