Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dentist in Keller, TX

When a dental emergency strikes, immediate treatment might be necessary to alleviate pain and preserve your oral health. For many dental emergencies, Sky Creek Dental offers same-day emergency appointments at our office in Keller so you can seek the professional care you need as quickly as possible.

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Get Urgent Care For Tooth Pain, Broken Teeth, and More

We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful and downright scary situations, but it is important to remain calm. If the emergency is life-threatening in any way, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately. Otherwise, please be sure to call our Keller dental office right away. Quick and careful action during such a critical time can make an impact on your oral health. The team at Sky Creek Dental will do everything we can to treat your dental emergency as soon as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

  • Severe tooth or jaw pain
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Object stuck in teeth or gums
  • Abscesses
  • Broken crowns

What You Need to Know About Dental Emergencies

Emergency dental problems often seem to come at the worst time and can put a halt to your daily routine and responsibilities. Tooth pain can make it difficult to focus on work or spend time with family and friends. Sky Creek Dental strongly encourages you to seek treatment immediately if you feel that there is a problem – waiting can lead to more pain, time, and money. 

If it is a bad toothache or if you have suffered trauma to the tooth, either way, you should come in to be examined by our emergency dentist in Keller to ensure that there is nothing seriously wrong that could lead to permanent damage.

What is considered a dental emergency? How do you manage pain while waiting to see our Keller Dentist? Keep reading to get some answers to your important dental questions.

Patient experiencing severe tooth ache, being treated for a dental emergency at our Keller dental office.

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is generally defined by life-interrupting or persistent pain, trauma, or an accident. A severe toothache or a chipped tooth are common signs of a dental emergency. Sometimes, an emergency can be caused by a persistent tooth infection or abscess. These kinds of problems will typically not heal on their own, so you should contact our emergency dentist in Keller, TX immediately.

What should I do if my permanent tooth is missing?

An accident can cause a permanent tooth to become loose if it is hit hard enough. This situation should be addressed by an emergency dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can push the tooth back into its original place by applying light pressure. You should not force the tooth. During your appointment, our dentist will help stabilize the tooth.

What should I do if my tooth is broken or chipped?  

The enamel that covers your teeth is generally very strong but it can be prone to crack or break under extreme or sudden pressure. Teeth decay can increase the chances of having a chipped or broken tooth as the tooth’s enamel is weaker. Even if there is no pain in your tooth from a fractured tooth, it is important to visit an emergency dentist in Keller, TX. Unprotected teeth can lead to infection and other persistent issues.

What is the best way to treat tissue injury or facial pain?

Any injury to the mouth such as tears or lacerations in the cheeks or mouth or tongue can be considered a dental emergency depending on the extent of the cut. Clean the affected area immediately and properly if you sustain a tissue injury. You can reduce bleeding by using gauze to apply pressure to the area. Over-the-counter pain relief can be used to relieve facial pain. If you have persistent pain or think you need stitches you should visit a doctor as soon as possible.

What to do for problems with temporary restorations?

It is not always a sign of a dental emergency if a temporary restoration falls off. Our team suggests that you put the temporary restoration back in place until you are able to visit a dentist. To keep the restoration in place temporarily you can use a bit of denture adhesive. Temporary restorations falling out will be considered a dental emergency if there is facial trauma, bleeding, or other symptoms such as persistent pain.

Don’t Wait in Pain, Call Our Emergency Dentist in Keller, TX

It is possible for dental emergencies to strike at any moment, so it can be hard to know what to do. We can help. Rest assured, the team at Sky Creek Dental is here to help you through your dental emergency to get you feeling better in no time. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or another dental emergency, call Sky Creek Dental in Keller, at 817-431-4200 to get top-of-the-line emergency dental care. 

We proudly serve the residents of Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.

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