Fort Worth Emergency Dentistry
A dental emergency can be a frightening and often painful experience. And as if that weren’t bad enough, a dental emergency is almost always inconvenient. For these reasons, Dr. Jasmine Coleman King and her caring staff at Summer Creek Dentistry in Fort Worth, Texas, promise to be here for you when you need us most. If you find yourself in the midst of a dental emergency, call our office right away. Whether you are a patient of record or a new patient, we will be happy to assist you. We’ll be able to offer advice on how best to cope with the emergency at hand, and if necessary we can schedule an appointment when immediate treatment is necessary.
Common Dental Emergencies
If you’re not sure whether your situation is an emergency, call Summer Creek Dentistry anyway. We’d much rather see you for a non-emergency than have an actual emergency go untreated.
Of course, there are some situations that are unquestionable dental emergencies. Here are few of them and some ideas of what you can do until Dr. Coleman King sees you.
One of the more common emergencies we see is a toothache. A mild toothache may be a sign that a piece of food is wedged between teeth or in your gum. Try flossing to see if that helps. If the pain is severe, then this may be an indication of an infected tooth that requires root canal therapy. Call our office to schedule an appointment.
A Knocked-Out Tooth
No question here—a tooth that is knocked out is a bona fide dental emergency. If the tooth is retrievable, be sure to touch only the crown. Rinse in clean water and try to hold the tooth in the open socket. If excessive bleeding or pain prevents this, then place the tooth in a sealed container filled with milk and head to our office. Dr. Coleman King may be able to reattach the tooth.
The severity of this type of injury depends on how deeply the tooth is broken. Clean the broken tooth with warm water and use a cold compress against your lip or cheek to reduce pain and swelling. A deep break may require a root canal.
If a permanent or temporary crown falls out, clean and dry the tooth. Then, try to reattach the crown with toothpaste or a temporary adhesive. Call our office to schedule an appointment, so Dr. Coleman King can properly bond the crown back in place.
Other emergencies, such as a serious cut on your lip, tongue or cheek, or even a jawbone injury, necessitate a trip to your hospital emergency room. For everything else, call Summer Creek Dentistry in Forth Worth, Texas.