Accidents are one thing nobody plans on. When an accident happens to you requiring a dentist, call The Mount Pleasant Dentist. Their dentists are well trained, and their caring staff will make you glad you did.
It is said to plan for the unexpected; however, have you ever really considered your teeth requiring emergency attention? Just like emergency doctors treating emergency medical conditions, the dentists at The Mount Pleasant Dentist are ready to serve their patients’ dental emergency needs. When a dental emergency arises and you call The Mount Pleasant Dentist, you can be assured that your emergency needs will be given first consideration. As emergency dentists, they are ready to alleviate your dental pain and restore your teeth back to optimum dental health.
Consider this: you are out having dinner with friends and you bite into that tasty sourdough bread – part of your tooth breaks off. Or, you are watching your son or daughter play in an aggressive soccer game with elbows flying – a knocked out tooth. These are emergency dental conditions that require an emergency dentist at The Mount Pleasant Dentist. Other dental emergencies that require an emergency dentist follow:
Basically, any dental condition causing you pain or discomfort can warrant an emergency dentist.
You can rest assured that anyone of our caring and qualified dentists can be your emergency dentist. The dental team at The Mount Pleasant Dentist always has a busy appointment schedule; however, they will make the appropriate modifications to their schedules to be able to alleviate your pain and tend to your dental emergency. With flexibility and modern technology, your dental emergency can be a fleeting thought with anyone of our emergency dentists.
When your dinner with friends is ruined because you are having tooth pain or when your son or daughter won the game but lost a tooth that is when you call your emergency dentist at The Mount Pleasant Dentist. He or she understands that, regardless of how well you may take care of your teeth, accidents do happen, accidents that require an emergency dentist. The caring staff at The Mount Pleasant Dentist are more than willing to immediately remedied your dental accident or reduce your dental pain.
It is important to know how to tell and what to do if you have a dental emergency. Injuries to the mouth may include broken teeth, teeth that are knocked out, forced out of position and loosened or fractured. In addition, your lips, gums or cheeks can be cut. Oral injuries are often painful and should be treated as soon as possible. Should you experience a dental emergency, immediately call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for a dental emergency appointment!
With your finger, apply gentle pressure to reposition the tooth to its normal alignment; do not force the tooth. Bite down to keep the tooth in place. Immediately call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for an emergency appointment. Once at The Mount Pleasant Dentist, the dentist may splint the tooth in place to the two healthy teeth next to the loose tooth.
Rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack or cold compress for 20 minutes to reduce swelling. Immediately call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for an emergency appointment. Take ibuprofen, not aspirin, for pain as allowed by your physician. Minor fractures can sometimes be smoothed down. If a significant portion of the tooth is cracked or broken, a crown or dental cap may be needed to rebuild the tooth. In either case, treat the tooth with care for several days. Larger fractures or cracks include damage to the enamel, and/or pulp (tooth nerve). If the pulp is not permanently damaged, the tooth may be rebuilt with a dental crown. If pulp damage does occur a root canal will be needed in addition to the crown. If your tooth has a severe fracture and not repairable, the dentist may need to extract your tooth.
Injuries to the inside of the mouth include tears, puncture wounds and cuts or lacerations to your cheek, lips or tongue. The wound should be cleaned immediately with warm water, and you should call your emergency dentist at The Mount Pleasant Dentist, or visit the hospital emergency room right away for any necessary care. Bleeding from a tongue laceration can be reduced by pulling the tongue forward and using gauze to place pressure on the wound.
Canker sores are those very small and painful sores which occur inside your mouth. They can be caused by stress, biting the inside of the mouth, or by a reaction to certain foods. If you find that you have developed a canker sore on the inside of the mouth, apply an over-the-counter medicine like Orajel or Zilactin to create a bandage-like film over the sore. Call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for an appointment to have the sores evaluated; they can be contagious.
Rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack or cold compress for 20 minutes. Then let it warm up for 20 minutes and repeat. You should never put any pain medication, especially aspirin, directly on the gum tissue. It can severely burn the gum tissue. A toothache can be a sign of a larger serious problem such as a bacterial infection that needs immediate treatment to prevent it from potentially becoming life-threatening. Immediately call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for an emergency appointment to evaluate your situation.
Your wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to form and usually become a problem in the late teens or early twenties. Problems with wisdom teeth can result from incomplete eruption (just poking through the gums) or impaction (the wisdom tooth is locked in the bone or against the tooth in front of it and will not erupt or come in). This can cause pain or stiffness in the jaw or the area where the wisdom tooth is coming in. Infection can also occur if your tooth is partially erupted and something gets underneath the gum tissue. If there is not enough room for the wisdom tooth, decay or cavities can occur, as well as crowding or movement of other teeth from the forward pressure exerted by the wisdom tooth. Most wisdom tooth problems can be treated with extraction of the wisdom teeth. Extraction of wisdom teeth is a common procedure that can be performed with local anesthesia (Novocain), nitrous oxide laughing gas, or sedation. With IV Sedation, you will have no memory of the sights, sounds, or sensations of the procedure. Wisdom teeth are best removed before the tooth is completely formed. This makes for easier extractions and faster healing.
When a filling is lost, your tooth structure underneath the filling will decay very rapidly toward the nerve. If the decay reaches the nerve, a root canal and a crown will be necessary. You can use over the counter emergency dental filling material available at your drugstore. This will help temporarily seal the area and make the tooth more comfortable. If your tooth has been affected by decay, your The Mount Pleasant Dentist dentist will need to prepare the tooth again by removing the decay and then making a new filling or crown to replace the old one.
Place a small amount of denture adhesive in the crown, and place it back on your tooth. If the crown will not stay in your mouth with the denture adhesive, leave it out your mouth, so you do not swallow it. DO NOT USE SUPERGLUE. Also, when a crown is missing for a long time, your teeth may move. If this happens your crown may no longer fit and a new crown will be necessary. If your crown or cap become loose, immediately call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for an emergency appointment to re-cement the crown properly.
A dental abscess is an infection that often begins as a cavity or decay and progresses to an infection of the tooth, jaw, throat or mouth. Abscesses are frequently very painful as the matter from the infection collects and grows. If they are not treated immediately, the infection may spread to the surrounding tissues. As the infection grows, it can make you very ill with chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, and even difficulty breathing (seek immediate emergency help, call 911). A small abscess can frequently be successfully treated with a root canal. As the abscess grows in size, the required treatment becomes more involved and may include surgical drainage and/or extraction of the infected tooth. Abscesses are potentially life threatening infections that need immediate treatment. Call The Mount Pleasant Dentist immediately for an emergency appointment to treat this dangerous condition.
Save all of the pieces of your broken denture or partial. A common mistake people make is trying to repair their denture themselves using superglue. This usually results in an ill fitting denture that will need to be replaced. Immediately call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for an emergency appointment. If possible your denture will be repaired. If your denture cannot be repaired it will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
When you experience a loose tooth, most times it is the result of severe bone loss due to gum disease (periodontal disease). Try not to bite down on the loose tooth. Place some rolled up or folded gauze on the other side of your mouth and bite down gently to hold it in place. DO NOT SWALLOW THE GAUZE OR SLEEP WITH THE GAUZE IN YOUR MOUTH. Immediately call The Mount Pleasant Dentist for an emergency appointment.
You can take at-home medications that may temporarily relieve the pain until you get to the The Mount Pleasant Dentist office. While it is important to get to your dentist as soon as possible, you may try the following:
If you have a dental issue or injury that requires urgent dental care or if you think have a dental emergency in Plano, Texas, you should call The Mount Pleasant Dentist at (903) 572-4141 or get in touch with your family dentist right away.