What Should I Do In a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies often happen when least expected, and your trusted team at Floss City Dental is here to help. We are proud to offer quality emergency services to current and new patients in Plano, TX, and the surrounding areas. We believe that staying informed and being prepared to deal with a dental emergency can help improve your treatment outcomes and lower the risk of complications down the road.

Is It a Dental Emergency?

If you are not sure whether you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is there severe and persistent tooth pain?
  • Has there been a blow to the mouth or face?
  • Is there swelling to the mouth, face, or jaw?
  • Is there a knocked-out, loose, or fractured tooth?
  • Is there uncontrolled bleeding?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, it is likely a dental emergency. Contact us immediately for an emergency appointment and care instructions. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

Common Tooth Emergencies and What You Can Do

Persistent Tooth pain: Tooth pain may indicate the presence of an infection or an abscess and is considered a dental emergency. Rinse with warm water and floss carefully, especially around the affected area to remove any item or food particle that may be trapped between your teeth. Call us for an emergency appointment immediately.

Knocked-out tooth: A knocked-out tooth is an emergency that requires urgent dental care. The tooth has the best possible chance of being saved if treated within an hour of injury. Gently return the tooth to its socket, while only touching its crown. If that is not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk and call us immediately!

Broken or cracked tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water. Contact us as right away so that we can do everything we can to save your damaged tooth.

Soft tissue injury: Any injury inside the mouth, such as puncture wounds, lacerations, and tears to the lips, cheeks, mouth, and tongue, are considered tissue injuries that require emergency dental care. Clean the area with warm water and place pressure using gauze to stop the bleeding. Contact us as soon as possible.

Other common dental emergencies include loose teeth, lost fillings or crowns, swollen or painful gums or jaw, or damaged dentures or partials. Please contact us as soon as possible for an emergency appointment and care instructions.

Our Pledge to You

We, at Floss City Dental, understand that dental emergencies can be stressful and would like to reassure you that you will receive outstanding, gentle care. We will spare no effort to save an injured tooth if at all possible. Your comfort and wellbeing are our topmost priorities throughout any emergency procedure.

Quality Emergency Dental Care in Plano, TX

Injuries may not always look as serious as they could be, and without receiving an evaluation by our caring dental professionals at Floss City Dental, you risk the chance of complications down the road. Keep our number on hand, and call us immediately when emergencies occur. Your dental health is our number one concern!