Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Houston, TX
If you have sudden and severe tooth pain or break a tooth, you may need emergency dental care. George Saliba, DDS, and his team at GEMS Dental in Houston, Texas, offer expert, same-day, emergency dental care whenever possible. Dr. Saliba and his team are committed to protecting and preserving your teeth and dental health. Call or make an appointment online today.
Emergency Dentist Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
A variety of conditions — including injuries, trauma, or suddenly painful tooth problems — are considered dental emergencies. For example, situations like broken or dislodged teeth, abscesses, or other acute injuries require immediate dental attention to stop bleeding, alleviate pain, and save your tooth.
How can I tell if my situation is a dental emergency?
If you've broken a tooth or have severe tooth pain, call GEMS Dental and talk to one of the friendly and helpful staff about your situation. They can tell you if you should come into the office for immediate assessment and treatment or if you can wait for a day before seeing Dr. Saliba. Sports accidents and automobile collisions are the most common causes of broken or lost teeth and other dental emergencies.
While losing a crown or another piece of dental restoration isn't technically an emergency — you should call GEMS Dental immediately to schedule an appointment to have your tooth repaired. Dr. Saliba knows how important your smile is to your appearance and confidence and will see you as soon as possible.
What should I do if one of my teeth is knocked out?
If you lose a tooth, call GEMS Dental to let them know what happened and they'll do their best to get you in to see Dr. Saliba immediately. In the meantime, you need to keep it moist and clean until you see your dentist. Gently nestle the tooth back in its socket or tuck it between your cheek and your gum. You can put your tooth in a sealed container with milk, but never use water to keep a dislodged tooth moist. When you handle your tooth, make sure to avoid touching the root.
How can I reduce my risk of a dental emergency?
You can reduce your risk of a dental emergency by practicing good dental hygiene at home and attending routine dental checkups and cleanings to help your teeth stay strong. If you play sports, make sure to always wear a mouthguard during practice and competition.
If you’ve had a dental emergency, call Gems Dental or schedule an appointment online.