Emergency Dental Care
Dental Emergencies in Bellaire, Texas, and the surrounding areas of Houston Galleria, West University Place, River Oaks, and Meyerland, Texas.
Dental emergencies occur in patients of all ages. Though they require urgent treatment, it is important to remain calm and take immediate action. Dental emergencies are any trauma or condition that requires immediate attention. Examples include:
- Fractured or broken tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Tooth displacement
- Injured jaw bone, cheek, lip or tongue
- Loosened crown or filling
Did you know…
that more than 1 in 3 kids will experience a dental emergency during childhood or adolescence? Often, these dental emergencies are caused by injury to the teeth, gums or soft tissues of the mouth. Though a dental trauma can occur at any point during childhood, children are most susceptible to them during the curious toddler years and during the pre-teen and adolescent years, when kids begin to participate in more vigorous sports.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prepare for a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies always happen when they are least expected. Preparation is essential for maximizing the outcome of an actual emergency. Start by storing the phone number of your family dentist in your phone for easy access. You can also take steps to prevent an emergency. For example, we recommend limiting exposure of hard foods and having a mouth guard custom-made for use when you are participating in sports.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency in the Houston, Texas area?
If you have an injury or pain affecting the teeth or gums, contact a family dentist immediately. Visit your local emergency room if you have uncontrolled bleeding or have suffered a head trauma.
My permanent tooth was knocked out. How should I proceed?
If your tooth is completely dislodged from the gum and jaw, retrieve the tooth immediately, being careful not to touch the root. Rinse it gently in clean water and place it in a glass of milk. Get to a family dentist immediately, as time is a critical factor in saving a lost tooth. You have less than 24 hours to manage a avulse or lost tooth. Call David B. Fisher D.D.S. at (713) 667-8080.