Emergency Dental Care in Garland, TX

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If You Have a Dental Emergency, We Can Help!

Dental emergencies are unpredictable and can still happen even with proper at-home care and regular dentist visits. Luckily, Dr. Dooley and his team in Garland, TX, are here to help when they do. We offer swift treatment for a full range of dental emergencies.

To learn more about our emergency dentistry services, give our emergency dentist in Garland, TX, a call. We will happily assist you!

What Is a Dental Emergency?

There are many types of dental emergencies. Although we offer quick and effective treatment, you must know what to do at home in the case of a dental emergency. Knocked-out and broken teeth are two common urgent concerns. Keep reading to learn more about emergency dental care in Garland, TX.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Your dentist should be consulted immediately if your tooth has been broken, chipped, or fractured. Depending on the severity, you could end up losing your tooth if the tooth is not treated promptly.

You can also try these self-care steps:

  • •   Take acetaminophen, or over-the-counter pain medication, if the tooth hurts. Salt water should be used to rinse your mouth.
  • •   If you have the piece of the tooth that broke off, store it in a small container of milk or saline solution and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • •   To prevent the break in the tooth from cutting your lip or the insides of your cheeks, wrap it in wax paraffin or sugar-free gum.
  • •   If you must eat before your appointment, avoid biting down with the broken tooth and stick to soft foods.

The severity of the damage to a broken or cracked tooth will determine how it should be treated. The repair of a broken or damaged piece of enamel can be completed in one visit. Broken or severely damaged teeth may require a more expensive and lengthy procedure.

Tooth Knocked Out

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 softly to keep it in place. 

If this is too difficult or painful, store the tooth in a milk or saline container and bring it to our dental office. You should take similar precautions if you have a broken tooth, storing the broken piece in a safe place. 

Dental Crown Fell Off

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. 

Severe or Ongoing Toothache

Toothaches are another typical dental emergency. You should schedule an appointment with us immediately if:

  • •   A toothache lasts more than one or two days.
  • •   The pain is severe.
  • •   You feel pain when you open your mouth; you have an earache or a fever.
  • •   Your face or mouth has swelling  
  • •   It is important to diagnose and treat dental infections promptly so that they do not spread to other areas of the jaw or face or even the bloodstream.

Toothaches are very uncomfortable, but they don’t have to be permanent as long as the problem is treated. Our dentist can help you relieve pain and prevent infection from spreading to other parts of your body.

Is it possible for a toothache to make me sick or even cause death?

A toothache by itself will not be fatal. However, untreated infections in your teeth or any other parts of your body can cause serious complications. Infections, when left untreated, can spread to the bloodstream, which can lead to serious complications or even death. In this case, if your toothache doesn’t improve, it’s important to call your dentist to rule out infection.

Lost Fillings

If you have lost a filling, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment. Often, over-the-counter pain medications can alleviate your discomfort until your receive the treatment you need. It is important to ensure you take care of a lost filling as soon as possible to avoid pain or damage to the tooth. 

Soft Tissue Injury

Injuries to soft tissues can take place in the cheeks, gums, lips, and tongue.  In the event that your child or yourself sustains an injury to the soft tissue of the mouth, you can follow these first aid steps:

  • Use a mild saltwater solution or an antiseptic mouthwash to rinse your mouth.
  • If bleeding continues, apply a piece of moist gauze to the area. This should be done for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Ice can be applied to the injured area for 5-10 minutes to reduce swelling, stop bleeding, and relieve pain.
  • Bleeding that doesn’t stop in a few minutes could indicate a serious injury. Call our emergency dentist in Garland, TX,  immediately. 
  • If the bleeding is profuse and not getting any better with compression, you should head to your nearest emergency room.
  • Keep pressure on the area until it can be treated.

Why Choose Our  Emergency Dentist in Garland, TX

Dr. Dooley is committed to providing the treatment you need as soon as possible and is experienced in providing emergency dental care. Our compassionate team understands that dental emergencies can be stressful and scary, but be assured we are trained for such situations and there is no reason to worry. 

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 in Garland, TX, contact us immediately for the swift and effective care you need:

  • Broken tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • A dental crown that comes off
  • Toothache
  • Something stuck around your tooth
  • Cracked tooth

Call Now If You Need Emergency Dental Care in Garland, TX

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 972-846-4286. 

We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.


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