Dental emergencies can happen at any time. A fun day at the playground can end with your child knocking out a tooth and needing medical care immediately. River Ranch Dental is prepared to handle emergencies at our office in Midlothian.
At River Ranch Dental, we know how difficult it can be to fit dental appointments into an already busy lifestyle. Work, school, and a barrage of activities can keep you running from sunup to sundown. We have made it easy and convenient for our patients to find time to get the dental care they need for healthy smiles with flexible hours and scheduling options.
Not everyone can find time Monday through Friday during regular business hours to come in for dental care. We understand that at River Ranch Dental. We also know that there are times when you need immediate care and cannot wait days or weeks to get in to see our dentist. When you need dental care, call us first. River Ranch Dental offers same-day appointments for emergency care whenever possible. We also have flexible hours outside the confines of eight to five, Monday through Friday, to make it easier to get all our patients the care they need.
Dental Emergency FAQs
In general, a dental emergency is an emergency that impacts your oral health. Dental emergencies can include anything from a knocked-out tooth to an abscess. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to seek urgent care from a dentist. There are things you can do to relieve pain and save a tooth in the meantime, but the important thing is to get help quickly. Ignoring a dental emergency can lead to further damage and worse pain.
People often head to the emergency room when they have a dental trauma or are experiencing severe oral pain. While these medical professionals are there to help those in distress, they are not necessarily equipped to handle your dental issue. You may find yourself sitting for hours in an overcrowded waiting room, then never getting complete care for your dental problem.
If you doubt what to do during an emergency, you should err on the side of caution and call 911. But if you have a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us.
You can do a few things to relieve pain in a dental emergency. First, rinse your mouth with warm water. The warm water will help to clean the area and remove any debris. You can also take over-the-counter pain medication if needed. If you are experiencing swelling, you can place a cold compress on the area to help reduce swelling. Finally, keep the area clean and free of debris if you have a broken tooth.
If you have a broken or displaced tooth, it is crucial to saving the tooth if possible. Rinse the tooth with warm water and try to put it back in the socket. If you cannot do this, place the tooth in a cup of milk or water. Then, call our office as soon as possible.
You can do a few things to help avoid a dental emergency. First, make sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Proper oral hygiene will help to keep your teeth healthy and free of plaque and bacteria. It would be best to visit our dental office for regular checkups and cleanings.
At River Ranch Dental, we put our patients first, especially when they have an emergency. Dental emergencies are unpredictable, but we help you by planning for them. We leave space in our scheduling to allow for dental emergencies, so you can get the care you need as soon as possible. We never want our patients to be in pain, and many dental issues need immediate care to save the tooth.
Top Quality Dental Emergency Care in
Whether you are already part of our dental family or new to River Ranch Dental, contact us right away when you have a dental emergency. Our dental team will find the next open time to get you in to see Dr. Rivers for care. If you are worried about the unexpected cost, we can help you with that concern. We accept most dental plans and have in-house payment options available.