Emergency dental care in McKinney
Everyone thinks about their dentist on the day of a scheduled dental appointment. But, if you wake up with tooth pain or have an accident that breaks a tooth, you need to call the McKinney dentist, Ernesto Prida at Stonelodge Dental to get emergency dental care in McKinney.
When do you need emergency dental care?
- Throbbing pain – usually indicates that there is an injury or infection in the mouth. In most cases, this will be a cavity or an abscess. You should never diagnose the cause of throbbing tooth pain based on the symptoms alone, and it’s not always possible to see injuries or abscesses. It’s important to see a dentist for throbbing tooth pain as soon as possible.
- Cracked or damaged teeth – An injury to your teeth or face can break or crack your teeth. This type of injury could occur as a result of a sports-related incident or accident. These types of injuries may not always be visible, particularly if the tooth breaks below the gumline. The injury to the tooth may be severe and cause extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. Without proper treatment, injuries may lead to infections.
- Lost tooth – Missing teeth can change the shape of your face, as it can cause your mouth to shift. When you have a missing tooth it will need immediate treatment for the best oral health results. If you can locate the tooth, rinse it and try to place it back in the tooth’s pocket or place it in milk. Your dentist will first attempt to save the tooth. However, if your unable to save the tooth, there are other restoration options to replace your missing tooth.
When you have a dental emergency time is of the essence. Immediate response will reduce your pain and also help provide you with the best possible outcome. Toothaches typically indicate a cavity. Putting off treatment may lead to more intensive and costly treatments. A tooth that is cracked may not hurt and may seem like it’s no reason for alarm. If you do not act on a cracked tooth, it may continue to weaken over time leading to further damage.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain or other oral health problem, call your dentist and let them know what’s going on and schedule an appointment to evaluate your oral issues and provide a plan for proper treatment.
Dr. Prida and his team have been providing emergency dental care, preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care to McKinney and the surrounding area for many years. If you’re a current patient or a future patient, we want you in to know that our team will treat your immediate issue in a way that protects and preserves the health of your mouth. For more information, call or schedule an appointment at Stonelodge Dental office today at 214-613-1500.