Dental emergencies are inconvenient by nature. They may occur as a sudden, shocking injury to the mouth, or when an uncomfortable tooth becomes severely pained without warning. At Trusted Dental Care, the last thing our team wants is to leave patients waiting for days or weeks without relief in these dire situations. Dr. G will do everything in his power to accommodate you on the same day as your initial call, rescuing your smile from harm and helping you recover strong, healthy teeth fast. Contact us today so that we can take care of you!
If an injury happens while playing your favorite sport or during an ill-timed fall at work, patients may suffer from fractured teeth, incomplete teeth, or even completely dislodged teeth. Time is often of the essence, so don’t wait to contact our Wylie dental office. Here are some steps you can take to improve and maintain your condition until you’re able to arrive in person:
When playing any sports in particular, Dr. G strongly recommends wearing a custom sportsguard to protect adults or children from oral trauma. The NBA in particular recommends that all players wear these high-quality appliances, even the most talented players like LeBron James and Steph Curry!
If a patient is not brushing and flossing properly at home, they may discover that they develop a serious toothache over time. This type of discomfort is almost always caused by a severe dental infection that’s raging underneath the tooth enamel and dentin. Alternatively, there could be a piece of food or stray debris that’s irritating the tooth and gum tissue. You can rule out the latter by flossing and rinsing thoroughly. If the pain persists, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office for further guidance. While it is safe to take Aspirin or similar medication in the interim, do NOT place it directly on the gum tissue or enamel. This exposure may cause a burning sensation.
From the moment you arrive at Trusted Dental Care with an emergency situation, Dr. G’s compassion and empathy for his patients will be crystal-clear. He will focus on relieving any severe pain first before helping you better understand the restorative treatment options available to you and what is the right fit for your particular circumstances. Your best interests come first here in Wylie, which is why he makes time for same-day appointments without delay.
When a severe dental infection is present, root canal therapy is the saving grace that may be able to rescue the tooth from extraction. Our team will carefully access the tooth’s restorability prior to performing the root canal. Then, diseased pulp is removed with special instruments from the canal(s). After replacing it with a biocompatible substitute, Dr. G will seal the structure to prevent further infection and restore the tooth’s shape and function with a custom-made restoration. In today’s world, root canal therapy is nothing to be afraid of – patients can expect a smooth and minimally uncomfortable treatment process that leaves their smile feeling better than ever by the end.
Rest assured that extraction (the removal of one or more teeth) will never be our team’s first recommendation when faced with a dental emergency. Dr. G will always try to find a way to preserve the natural structure and bring back its health with services like dental crowns, root canal therapy, and more. However, there are some circumstances where there is no other option available to patients in need. These could include:
At Trusted Dental Care, we will be sure to help patients undergoing extraction feel calm and at ease throughout their appointment. If the tooth or teeth need to be replaced, we can jumpstart this process right away so that a full, confident smile isn’t far away at all.