Emergency Dental Care Overview
Accidents happen, which is why our experienced dentists offer emergency dental care at our office in Wichita Falls, TX. Some common oral injuries are cracked, broken, and knocked-out teeth. Incidents can result from biting or chewing food that's too tough for your teeth to handle, a mishap while playing sports, a bad fall, or a blunt-force injury. You may or may not feel pain, but it's important to have your mouth checked after an injury to look for hidden damage. At Stone Lake Dental, we will always make your dental emergency a priority by giving immediate treatment and ways to prevent future problems.
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Best Candidates for Emergency Dental Care
Some instances may require the need for immediate dental care (a tooth or restoration comes out, you are in pain, or your tooth is cracked). In other events, you may be unsure how quickly you need treatment (for example, a loose tooth or restoration, a trauma that doesn't cause pain or bleeding, or a chipped tooth). Any time you experience an injury to your mouth, including your teeth, gums, and jawbone, it is best to contact our office. Our dental team can help you decide how soon to come in, ways to manage pain, and how to preserve your tooth or restoration. Even little injuries can lead to bigger problems if not treated right away so it is better to be cautious and contact our office immediately. Some of the most common dental emergencies may include:
- Severe, lasting toothaches or other tooth pain
- A knocked-out tooth
- A chipped or broken tooth
- Damage to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, cheeks, lips, and gums
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- A partially knocked-out (extruded) tooth
- A lost dental restoration, such as a lost filling or crown
What To Expect with Emergency Dental Care
Every dental emergency is unique so we will carefully assess your situation before a diagnosis at your appointment. Digital x-rays may be needed to check for hidden problems. Once the extent of your condition is evaluated, we will talk to you about options and create your treatment plan. You may need one or several appointments to completely restore your mouth health.
Emergency Dental Care Recovery
Based on your condition, you will be given instructions to help you heal after your treatment at Stone Lake Dental. You may also be given a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication that should be taken as directed. Our dentists will also tell you if you need to schedule an appointment for another procedure or a follow-up exam. Once your dental emergency is treated, you may talk to a member of our dental team about ways to prevent future injuries, including a custom mouth guard to be worn while playing sports. You should continue to follow a good home oral care regimen with brushing and flossing to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. During your annual dental exam at Stone Lake Dental, we will continue to monitor your healing progress.
Emergency Dental Care Insurance Coverage
If you have dental insurance, we will contact your provider to determine your coverage and benefits once your treatment plan has been created. For those without dental insurance, Stone Lake Dental accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing to make your treatment more affordable. Don't delay treating a dental emergency because of concerns over cost; waiting may lead to bigger and more expensive problems.
Emergency Dental Care
Anytime you have pain, bleeding, or are experiencing a trauma to your mouth, contact Stone Lake Dental for emergency dental care. Our trained team of dentists will work to manage your pain and repair any damage to your teeth, gums, jaw, or dental work. Fast treatment is the key to saving your oral health and preventing future problems so do not hesitate to contact our office in Wichita Falls, TX for help.