Usually, our patients are able to schedule their appointments weeks ahead of time, but when it comes to problems like a knocked-out tooth or severe toothache, they can’t wait. That’s why Kitt Dental is happy to offer emergency dentistry. If you or a loved one ever need immediate dental care, just give us a call, and we’ll work to see you as quickly as possible. We’ll relieve your pain, fix your problem, and help you get back to your normal life before you know it with emergency dentistry in Flint, TX.
The best thing you can do if you even think you’re dealing with a dental emergency is give us a call. Over the phone, describe your situation the best you can, and we’ll walk you through some first-aid tips and schedule an appointment right away. Before you’re able to reach us, here are a few ways to manage the most common dental emergencies.
After rinsing and flossing around the tooth to remove anything that might be stuck and causing the pain, go ahead and take an OTC medication. A cold compress and/or rinsing with warm saltwater a few times an hour can provide some temporary relief as well.
Find as many pieces of the tooth that you can, put them in a safe container, and remember to bring them to our dental office. You can control any swelling with a cold compress. Be sure to cover the remaining tooth with some sugarless gum if it has a rough edge that might injure the lips or gums.
Ideally, you should come see us within an hour of the accident so we have the best chance of replanting the tooth. Recover the tooth while only touching the crown, gently rinse it with water, and place it under the tongue. This will help keep it alive until we can see you. Alternatively, you can store it in some milk or saltwater.
While this issue might not cause any pain initially, it’s recommended to get it fixed right away before the tooth develops any additional damage or decay. Before that, be sure to place the restoration back onto the tooth, or if this isn’t possible, cover it with some sugarless gum or dental cement from the pharmacy.
You can dramatically lower your chances of experiencing a dental emergency by:
The potential cost of treating a dental emergency may cause some patients to avoid seeking out care, but this is always a bad idea. Delaying treatment will only allow the problem to become worse, meaning an even more extensive (and expensive) procedure will be needed to fix it. Basically, acting quickly is best for your mouth and your wallet. A dedicated exam and series of X-rays can help us determine the first step forward to repair your smile, and then our team will work with you to explore budget-friendly options like financing. We do accept multiple insurances and also offer our own in-house membership plan to make our emergency services as affordable as possible.