Responding To Your Dental Emergency

Man holding his mouth in pain

Suddenly injuring one of your teeth can be a frustrating, painful experience that you have difficulty navigating. While time is of the essence to preserve your tooth and heal your pain, knowing who to contact ahead of time can lead to receiving more prompt care. Fortunately, we know that your tooth can crack, break, or become knocked out at any time, and that is why we provide emergency care even outside of normal business hours.

At Sunny Smiles, we encourage you to call us right away whenever you experience serious oral harm. By learning the steps to preserve your tooth before you come in for your visit, you can increase your chances of saving it within your mouth. We can repair your injury, or in the case that the tooth is lost, perform a complete restoration. By explaining your injury to a member of our team, we can give you explicit direction on receiving dental care when you need it most!

Severe Toothaches

If you experience a sudden pain in your tooth that will not go away after a day or so, do not delay seeking treatment. This symptom could indicate an infection of the tooth’s inner pulp chamber due to a break in its protective surface layer. Because an infection has the potential to spread throughout your body, you must receive treatment right away. We will examine the affected area and determine if a root canal is necessary to relieve your pain and remove the infection.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If one of your teeth becomes knocked out, it is possible to save it when you act quickly. Pick it up by its crown, being careful to avoid touching the root, and rinse it with tap water to remove any debris. Attempt to place it back in its socket to see if it will hold while you seek treatment. If it will not, place it in a container of milk or saltwater to preserve it for transport. We can determine if it can be placed back or plan a prosthetic replacement if it cannot. We could place a same-day implant to preserve your smile immediately following tooth loss.

Problem With A Crown Or Filling

From time to time, one of your dental fillings or crowns may become loose or go missing. Remember that your restorations play a vital role in protecting the insides of your tooth from infectious oral bacteria. This means that you should seek treatment right away to repair or replace your restoration.

Learn More About Receiving Emergency Dental Care In El Paso, TX   

Do not wait to seek care when you experience a dental emergency. To learn more about responding promptly in your time of need, then contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.