Emergency Dentistry – Frisco, TX
Fast Dental Care for Those in Need
A dental emergency can happen to anyone—even if you take good care of your teeth. A hard impact to the mouth or a severe toothache can ruin your day, but with Archway Dental’s help, it doesn’t have to ruin your smile. When or if a dental emergency strikes, you can depend on us to see you as soon as possible, bringing you much-needed relief and solutions that will restore your oral health.
Why Choose Archway Dental for Emergency Dentistry?
- In Network with Many PPO Plans
- Same-Day Appointments Available
- Compassionate Dental Team
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
If you have broken bones or oral bleeding that lasts longer than 10 minutes, your first move should be going to the emergency room. Otherwise, give our Frisco dental office a call. In fact, we recommend saving our number in your phone so that you can be prepared. When you call, we’ll be able to provide more specific advice and get you on our schedule, likely on the same day! Until you come in, there are things you can do to improve your situation.
Toothaches are often caused by decay that has reached the pulp or center of the tooth. Just to make sure that debris isn’t stuck between your teeth, floss around the hurting tooth. If the pain continues, take ibuprofen and use a cold compress to ease your discomfort. Keep in mind that we may have to perform root canal therapy to save the tooth.
Find the pieces of the tooth and bring them with you to our office. If there are sharp edges, apply dental wax to prevent cuts to your soft tissues. Depending on the severity of the damage, we may have to extract the tooth, but know that we will explore every option to salvage it first.
If your tooth has come out completely, don’t panic. Pick it up at the crown—not the root—and gently rinse it off. Try to put it back into the socket and gently bite down to keep it in place. If that’s not an option, store the tooth in milk, saliva, or saltwater until you come in. Do try to make it to our office within an hour for the best chance of saving the natural tooth.
Lost Filling / Crown
If possible, locate the restoration and rinse it with warm water. Using a dab of toothpaste or sugar-free gum, attach it back onto the tooth. Avoid biting and chewing with that area of your mouth. Remember that this is just a temporary fix, and you’ll need to come in as soon as possible to have your restoration replaced.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Some dental emergencies can happen no matter how careful you are, but in general, you can avoid these unpleasant experiences by doing the following:
- Brushing and flossing daily.
- Visiting Dr. Parmar for checkups and cleanings twice per year.
- Wearing a sports mouthguard.
- Wearing a nightguard if you grind your teeth.
- Avoiding chewing on hard objects like pens, ice, popcorn kernels, etc.
- Using scissors instead of your teeth to open packages.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
When a medical emergency happens, such as the common flu, sometimes it can resolve itself as time goes by without professional intervention. In contrast, dental emergencies never get better on their own. The longer you wait to seek help, the more advanced the condition will become, and, therefore, the more expensive the treatment will be. When you come in, we’ll speak to you clearly and honestly about your situation, your treatment options, and what you’ll owe. We’ll work with you and your insurance to make treatment affordable in your budget.