Emergency Dentistry – Rockwall, TX
We’re Here For You
If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, whether it’s a terrible toothache or painful injury, you’re much better off visiting an emergency dentist as opposed to the ER or an urgent care clinic. Emergency dentists like those at Spillman Family Dental have the training, experience, and equipment for dealing with infected and broken teeth that you just won’t find other places, and they can make all the difference in getting fast relief and saving a tooth. Contact us if you need dental care right NOW, and we’ll schedule a same-day appointment for emergency dentistry in Rockwall, TX and be ready to help right away.
Why Choose Spillman Family Dental for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Sedation Used to Guarantee Patient Comfort
- Two Dentists with Decades of Experience
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
The best thing you can do in any dental emergency is call our dental office as soon as you can. This allows us to schedule you for an immediate appointment and walk you through first aid over the phone. Before you’re able to reach us, here are a few ways to take control during the most common dental emergencies:
Is there something stuck between the teeth? Rinse and floss the area, and if the pain continues, go ahead and take an OTC medication. A cold compress can help provide some temporary relief as can rinsing with warm saltwater a few times an hour.
Can you find pieces of the tooth? If so, put them in a safe container, and remember to bring them to our dental office. Apply slight pressure to the injured area with some gauze or a clean rag to stop any bleeding and use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
You need to come see us within an hour or so of the accident to give us the best possible chance of replanting the tooth. Pick up the tooth while avoiding touching the root, gently rinse it with water, and try to place it back into its socket. If this doesn’t work, keep the tooth either under the tongue or in some milk—this will make sure it stays alive until we can see you.
Lost Filling / Crown
For a temporary fix, place the restoration back onto the tooth, using a little bit of toothpaste to secure it. If the restoration is completely broken or gone, cover the tooth with some dental cement (found at the local pharmacy), and avoid chewing with it until we can see you for a repair.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Preserve your teeth and don’t chew on hard items like ice, pen caps, fingernails, etc.
- Don’t use your teeth as a tool to open packages or bottles.
- Remember to wear a mouthguard whenever you go to play sports.
- Brush and floss daily to prevent infections that could weaken your teeth and make them more likely to break.
- Come see us twice a year for checkups so we can stop small problems before they become major concerns.
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
We won’t know what type of procedure is needed to handle your dental emergency until we see you in person and give you an evaluation. Just like with medical emergencies, the cost of treatment will be different from person to person based on the type and degree of the injury. To make this type of care easily affordable, we’re happy to accept most dental insurance plans and offer flexible financing. Acting fast will allow us to address an emergency before it becomes worse, which will reduce pain and lead to a lower cost as well!