Emergency Dentistry – Jacksonville, TX
Dental Pain? Damaged Tooth? We Can Help
Your safety and wellbeing is important to us. In the case of a dental emergency, call us right away. The sooner we can treat certain dental injuries such as a knocked-out tooth or painful infection, the more likely an injured tooth can be restored. If left untreated, dental injuries are known to develop into larger, painful, or more expensive dental issues. If you experience a change in your dental health such as a cracked tooth, broken crown, toothache, or pain in your mouth, give us a call to schedule immediate dental care and find relief from dental pain here in Jacksonville, TX.
Why Choose Dental Solutions of East Texas for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Technology, Including 3D Cone Beam
- Patient Comfort is Always Prioritized
Types of Dental Emergencies
If you have a pain in your mouth, a toothache, or jaw pain, you may need the help of your dentist. Below are some of the most common types of dental emergencies and the steps you can take to treat these dental injuries efficiently before you come in for care.
Rinse the tooth gently with warm water and apply a cold pack to the outside of the cheek to minimize pain or swelling. Do not apply aspirin to a damaged or painful tooth. Seek the help of your local dentist, as swelling or the formation of an abscess in the mouth may be indicative of a larger dental problem.
Chipped/ Broken/ Knocked-Out Tooth
If you have recently experienced a chipped tooth or knocked-out tooth, do not attempt to touch the affected area. Rinse gently with warm water and place the lost tooth or piece of tooth in a container of cold milk or saliva while you seek the care of your local dentist. Do not touch the knocked-out tooth by its roots.
Object Caught Between Teeth
A nagging toothache can become a large problem if left untreated. If an object is trapped between the teeth, floss gently to remove the object. Avoid using any other tool besides regular dental floss around the affected area. If flossing does not easily remove the object, make a call to your dentist.
Lost Filling/ Crown
While the unexpected loss of a filling or crown isn’t necessarily a true dental emergency, it can cause unpleasant sensitivity because the treated tooth is now exposed to the outside elements once more. When faced with losing a crown, you can try to gently reposition it back over the tooth with some denture adhesive or dental cement, both of which are often available at the local pharmacy. Contact us right away to schedule a proper appointment as well!
Are You Prepared For A Dental Emergency?
Whether you cracked a tooth biting into a hard Christmas cookie or your child chipped a tooth at soccer camp, dental accidents seem to happen when we least expect them. Oftentimes, the best way to prepare for a dental emergency is to use preventive methods, such as wearing a custom mouthguard before playing sports. When a dental emergency does happen, it is best to remain calm and contact your local dentist in Jacksonville, TX.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The truth is, every dental emergency situation is different. Some symptoms may only require a simple prescription for pain medication, while others could end up needing extensive tooth replacement. Once you arrive in-person at Dental Solutions of East Texas, Dr. Lamond can assess the situation and let you know what he thinks about any necessary treatment; our team will provide detailed cost information as well. We do file dental insurance claims to help you claim available benefits and will do our best to make this process as financially stress-free as possible.
Your Gentle Emergency Dentist
As your local dentist in Jacksonville, Dr. Bruce Lamond is welcoming new and existing patients/ Patients are encouraged to ask questions about their oral health and are always treated with the utmost care and support. Whether you have a minor toothache or a traumatic dental injury, the team at Dental Solutions of East Texas will partner with you to determine your desired dental treatment and relieve lingering discomfort. Call us to schedule timely care for your dental needs. We look forward to meeting you and your family!