Dental Emergencies Require Immediate Treatment

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When you sustain damage to a tooth, such as a fracture or chip, or if you have sudden toothaches or compromised restorations, then you need treatment. These are dental emergencies that need immediate attention to preserve your smile. In today’s blog, we’re looking at treating dental emergencies.

The Warning Signs of Trouble

When should you seek emergency dental treatment? This is necessary for any damage or discomfort in your smile that isn’t life threatening. If the concern is potentially life threatening, then call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, give us a call if you have loose or missing restorations, sudden aches or objects caught between teeth or damaged teeth. If a tooth is knocked loose or out completely, we need to know right away. You can walk into our 1788 North Zaragoza location Monday through Saturday starting at 9am. You can also make an appointment for either of our locations online, or call or text our East-side office (915-849-9000) or call or text our Northeast location (915-759-7000).

The Impact of Ignoring Treatment

A dental emergency could compromise the interior of the tooth, allowing bacteria to access it and cause decay and infection with time. You could develop painful symptoms and risk the loss of your tooth too! Which is why when you sustain an injury or experience pain, you should let us know right away. We could often treat damage in one visit with dental bonding, or place a custom crown to restore the tooth and keep your smile healthy and whole. We take steps to ensure the restoration not only repairs and protect the tooth in question, but also offer a lifelike appearance too.

Easing Your Dental Emergency

After you call us, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease discomfort. In addition, you can stem any bleeding with cloth or gauze, or use a cold compress to control facial swelling. Rinse with warm water and floss on each side of the tooth if it aches or something is stuck between the teeth. If a tooth is broken, see if you can bring any pieces with you. If a tooth is knocked out, then pick it up by the crown, not the roots, and put it in a sealed container of milk or salt water, and take it to the office with you.

If you have any questions about our approach to emergency dental care, then contact our team today to learn more.


We offer emergency care for patients with damaged teeth or unexplained discomfort, so don’t ignore these injuries or signs of trouble. If you’re ready to undergo treatment to repair your smile, then contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.