Immediate Attention for Your Urgent Needs
Unfortunately, even with at-home care and preventive treatments, dental emergencies do happen. Luckily, Dr. Dooley and his team are here to help when they do. We offer swift treatment for a full range of dental emergencies.
An Introduction to Dental Emergencies
There are many types of dental emergencies. Although we offer quick and effective treatment, it is important that you know what to do at home in the case of a dental emergency. Knocked out and broken teeth are two common urgent concerns. If your tooth gets knocked out, you should save the tooth, being careful not to touch the dental roots. Ideally, you should put the tooth back in the socket and bite down to keep it in place. If this is too difficult or painful, store the tooth in a container of milk or saline and bring it with you to the office. You should take similar precautions if you have a broken tooth, storing the broken piece in a safe place. If your dental crown comes off, you may be able to replace it with drugstore dental cement. However, this is not a permanent solution. If you do not have it reattached permanently, you may lose the crown, and the tooth may suffer more extensive damage. Toothaches are another common dental emergency. Often, over-the-counter pain medications can alleviate your discomfort until your receive the treatment you need. Dental fillings and root canal therapy are two common treatments for toothaches that are caused by internal tooth infections (tooth decay).
The Benefits of Emergency Dentistry at Our Practice
Dr. Dooley and his team are committed to providing the treatment you need as soon as possible. When you call us with a dental emergency, we can often get you in for a same-day appointment. We also offer 24-hour emergency paging, so you can always get a hold of our team in an urgent situation.
Do You Require Urgent Treatment?
If you or a member of your family experience any of the following dental emergencies, contact us for the swift and effective care you need:
- Broken tooth
- Knocked out tooth
- Dental crown that comes off
- Something stuck around your tooth
- Cracked tooth
Call Us if You Have an Emergency
If you have a dental emergency, then we will quickly determine the most effective treatment to alleviate your discomfort and restore your smile. To schedule an emergency visit, call Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-495-8100. We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.