Same Day Emergency Dental Care In El Paso, TX
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Dental emergencies can be extremely painful and even keep you from performing daily activities. Some dental emergencies might even have long-lasting negative effects on your oral health. Here are some dental emergencies that our emergency dentist can assist you with:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Pain from wisdom teeth
- Swollen or infected gums
- Loose fillings or crowns
- Broken dentures
We welcome both same-day and walk-in appointments. If the accident occurs outside of office hours, you can leave a voice mail (checked daily) or visit your local emergency room. Leaving issues such as these untreated can increase the risk of developing serious infections or other health problems. Please give us a call at our El Paso Dental Office at 915-566-9415 as soon as possible.
What To-Do In Case of a Dental Emergency
We all know that accidents happen, so knowing what to do when one occurs might allow you to save a tooth and prevent further damage.
For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit Pershing Family Dental as soon as possible. We reserve time in our daily schedules for emergency patients so be sure to call us and provide as much detail as you can about your condition. If the accident occurs when we are not open, visit your local emergency room right away.
Below are common dental emergencies and what to do to help you through them.
When experiencing a toothache, the first thing you’ll want to do is use warm water to rinse your mouth. If you are experiencing swelling, press a cold compress against the outside of your cheek or mouth to reduce inflammation. to reduce the pain you can take an anti-inflammatory pain killer such as ibuprofen. Our dentist will be able to prescribe you a stronger medicine once in our office. Toothaches have the tendency to become extremely painful, so don’t wait too long to schedule an appointment.
Cracked Tooth or Broken Tooth
As with a toothache, use warm water to wash out your mouth to clean the area. Again, you can also use a cold compress up against your face to bring down swelling. Get in to see our dentist as soon as you can because a cracked or broken tooth can quickly become a larger oral health issue.
A cracked tooth can quickly become a broken one. So, if you notice a lump of dental pulp sticking out or if there’s a broken line going through your tooth, schedule an emergency dental appointment right away.
Remember to save any pieces of your broken tooth that have fallen out. You can apply gauze to any areas that are bleeding until it stops. Don’t wait to see our dentist located in Central El Paso. Our dental staff can also advise you in more detail over the phone.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
If you have had an injury causing the loss of one or more of your permanent teeth, you’ll require immediate treatment. Again, if possible find the tooth and save it.
Gently rinse the knocked-out tooth in water and do not scrub it. You should try to place the tooth back in the socket, gently hold the crown in place to avoid touching the roots. If that is not possible, keep the tooth next to the socket opening between the cheek.
If you can’t put your tooth back in its socket or if there is a danger of swallowing it, place it into a cup of fresh milk. Then, call our dentist right away. If you think you may have a broken jaw, immediately go to the emergency room.
An abscess is a dangerous infection occurring around the tooth root and between your gums and teeth. This infection can quickly become severe and can damage the surrounding tissue and teeth. An abscess infection can also potentially spread to other areas of your body if not immediately and properly treated.
Since an abscess has the potential to cause serious general and oral health problems, schedule an appointment with us right away if you notice any painful swelling on your gums. In the meantime, before you see our dentist, you can rinse your mouth with a mild solution of saltwater. This can help to draw the pus in the gums to the surface and simultaneously relieve pain.
If you have lost a filling, you can place a piece of sugarless gum temporarily into the cavity or use over-the-counter dental cement to prevent food from getting in. Call 915.566.3927 for an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated, you could start experiencing tooth pain and it could also become infected.
If you have a crown fall off from a previous dental treatment, you will want to again schedule an appointment with Pershing Family Dental right away. If possible, bring your crown to your dental appointment. If you’re experiencing pain and it’s not possible to your see our dentist immediately, you can apply some clove oil on a cotton swab to the exposed area.
Clove oil can be found at your local grocery store in the spice aisle or at a drug store. You can also use some denture adhesive or over-the-counter dental cement to re-attach the crown back over your tooth and hold it in place temporarily while you wait for your dental appointment. Do not try to use super glue.
Have a Dental Emergency? We’re Here to Help.
At Pershing Family Dental, we know that accidents happen, and when they do, you are going to need emergency dental care quickly. That’s why we’re available evenings, weekends, for same-day and next-day appointments. We can even stay open later on in the evening to accommodate you with the emergency dental help that you need. Whether you’re suffering from a toothache, chipped or cracked tooth, a knocked-out tooth, or a missing dental crown, we’re here to help.
Ask About Emergency Dental Care
We are here to answer any questions you have about your own unique dental emergency. We have friendly staff standing by to schedule an appointment immediately. Call us today at 915.566.3927, or fill out the form on this page to schedule an emergency dental consultation here in Central El Paso, TX