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Emergency Dentistry – Lancaster, TX

Urgent Dental Care When You Need It Most

If a dental emergency happens, do you have a plan in place? Unfortunately, many people only think about it after a painful toothache or traumatic dental injury has occurred. Instead of looking up an emergency dentist while you’re in pain, we encourage you to save Sunny Dental’s number into your phone in case you need emergency dentistry in Lancaster, TX. With our same-day appointments available for emergencies, you won’t have to suffer for long!

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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Some dental emergencies can develop over several months before causing noticeable discomfort, while others occur in a split second, like an injury related to a sporting accident. Regardless of your dental emergency, if you are suffering with a lot of dental pain, give our dental office a call first. Not only can we schedule an urgent appointment for you, but also share first-aid tips for the moment, such as:

 

Toothaches

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Try to gently rinse and floss around the affected tooth to remove any food particles that might be stuck. If the pain continues, you can take an OTC medication, but do NOT put an aspirin directly on the gums near a tooth

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Chipped/Broken Tooth

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Gather as many pieces as you can, store them safely, and remember to bring them to our dental office. If you’re bleeding, you can use a clean rag or napkin with some pressure and use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. The remaining tooth may be sharp or jagged, so cover it with some sugarless gum or dental wax to prevent soft tissue injuries.

Learn About Tooth Extractions

Knocked-Out Tooth

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Handle the tooth by the top portion of the tooth only, and do not remove any tissue that may still be attached to the root. Gently rinse it with water and place the tooth under your tongue to preserve it until we can see you. Get to our dental office as quickly as you can, ideally within an hour of the accident, so that we have the best chance of putting the tooth back into place.

Lost Filling/Crown

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Rinse off the restoration and put it back onto the tooth. Keep in mind that you need to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to fully repair the restoration. If you can’t find the filling or crown, cover the tooth with sugarless gum.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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There are many things you and your loved ones can do to avoid sudden, unexpected visits to the dentist:

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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Although the cost of fixing a dental emergency will depend on the patient’s unique situation, one piece of advice is true across all scenarios: you should seek professional help as quickly as possible. If you wait, the problem will only get worse and require more complex (i.e., expensive) treatment to get your smile back on track. To keep your pain and costs low for a dental emergency, you need to contact us right away.

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