When you are experiencing a dental emergency, you don’t want to wait to receive treatment. At Lakewood Dental Group, Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel provide urgent care for a variety of needs. Whether you are suffering from a toothache or structural damage, our conservative techniques mean that your Dallas dentists will do everything possible to save your teeth. Plus, our gentle, personalized care will end your discomfort and help you get back to normal quickly.
If you or a member of your family requires emergency dentistry, contact our office today. We will get you in for an appointment as soon as possible, and we can also provide dental emergency instructions before you come to the office.
How will you treat a toothache?
Appropriate care for your toothache will depend on its cause. An infected tooth is one of the most common reasons for dental pain. In these instances, root canal therapy is usually appropriate. At Lakewood Dental Group, we practice rotary endodontics, using electric handpieces to reduce the impact on your tooth.
A cavity can also cause a toothache. For moderate decay, your dentist will likely place a composite filling. If more extensive decay has exposed your dental pulp, pulp capping may be necessary. In milder cases, you may be able to avoid a filling with a silver diamine fluoride treatment.
How will you treat a broken tooth?
If the damage has not reached the core of your tooth, Dr. Sigurdson or Dr. Patel can often save a cracked tooth with a dental crown. On the other hand, if the pulp of your tooth is injured, you may require root canal therapy. In cases of severe damage, your dentist may need to remove the tooth. However, because we are committed to conservative care, we recommend extraction only as a last resort.
How will you treat a knocked-out tooth?
Your dentist may be able to re-implant the tooth if you come to the office quickly. For the best chance of saving your tooth, try to visit our office within thirty minutes of your injury.
What will you do if I lose a filling?
Most often, we will replace your old filling with a new one. However, if dental damage has worsened, you may need endodontic treatment.
If you lose a filling, you should call us right away. Not only could you experience significant discomfort. The inside of your tooth will also be exposed to harmful bacteria, and additional decay or infection could develop.
Can I prevent dental emergencies?
Sometimes accidents are unavoidable, but you can greatly reduce your risk for emergencies by practicing good dental hygiene. Brush and floss daily using proper techniques. Schedule your biannual exams and cleanings, eat a healthy diet, and drink plenty of water. If you play contact sports, visit us for a custom athletic mouth guard, which can prevent dental damage and knocked-out teeth.
Contact Us for Compassionate Urgent Care
Whatever your emergency, we are prepared to offer efficient and timely care. Contact a skilled Lakewood dentist by calling 214-827-1885. You can also schedule an appointment online.