Everyone has had the experience of having dental emergencies and having to go to the emergency room, where you wait to be seen for hours on end in an uncomfortable waiting room. When you suffer your dental emergency, you’ll have a staff at Clear Lake Dental Care that will be ready to take care of you! We are always ready for the unexpected, and when your dental emergency arises, you should trust us to fix your painful problem.
Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies such as a lost filling, broken teeth, and a severe toothache should get immediate treatment. We know that emergencies happen, and if you are in Webster, TX, or the surrounding areas, please call Clear Lake Dental Care immediately if you are suffering from:
- Knocked-out tooth or teeth
- Broken, Chipped or Cracked Teeth
- Bitten Lip or Tounge
- Tooth loss
- Injury or bleeding in the soft tissues of the mouth
- Cracked tooth
- Inflammation or pain in the cheeks, face, and mouth
- Ongoing tooth pain even after taking pain relievers
Don’t delay treatment. Doing so can lead to more serious dental problems, including the spread of infection. Here are some ways to deal with this kind of dental issue while on your way to emergency care.
See your dentist right away to increase the chances of getting the knocked-out tooth reattached.
1. Handle the tooth with care.
2. Hold it by the top part (the crown) and gently rinse with running water.
3. Try to place the tooth back in the socket and keep it in place using a piece of gauze.
4. If it’s painful or uncomfortable to keep in the tooth socket, put the knocked-out tooth in a container of saliva or milk.
Broken, Chipped or Cracked Tooth
Most dental emergency cases are because of toothache or pain. This can be caused by trauma, infection, cavities, or erupting wisdom teeth. A visit to your dentist can help find the cause of the pain and lasting relief with tooth extractions, sedation dentistry, and other dental treatments.
For severe and life-threatening injuries, please call 911 or, if possible, go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. Your dentist in Webster can treat traumatic dental injuries, including lost, chipped, or knocked-out teeth as well as toothaches.
Bitten Lip or Tounge
Bleeding After Baby Tooth loss
Possible Broken Jaw
Sedation Dentistry: will i be sedated?
If you are not comfortable with needles and drills, have sensitive teeth or gums, or have a strong gag reflex can be helped by dental sedation. Our patients tend to feel no anxiety or discomfort during the treatment after they’ve had one pill or injection. They often have little-or-no memory of the visit.
Sedation allows people to feel comfortable about undergoing complex and lengthy procedures. When under sedation, it can seem to patients that lengthy procedures have lasted for only a few minutes. Another benefit of sedation dentistry is that extensive treatment can be done in only one or two appointments.
Although sedation produces a relaxed state, it does not have the same effect as anesthesia, which is used for most dental procedures. A patient will still require an injection of local anesthesia to eliminate the pain caused by the procedure. Sedation simply helps relieve the nervousness and anxiety that often accompany a visit to the dentist. A patient is usually sedated prior to getting anesthesia to reduce any anxiety about its injection.
We Are Here to Help
One thing that we want to remind you about at Clear Lake Dental Care is that our main goal is to serve you. In doing this, we make sure that we offer efficient dental emergency services that will have your dental emergency treated as quickly as possible. Our dental emergency procedures at Clear Lake Dental Care are just one way we show our appreciation to you. Why take a chance at another dental practice that may not be able to treat your dental emergency in a timely manner, leaving you to suffer in pain even longer? At Clear Lake Dental Care, you will be our number one priority when it comes to the treatment of your dental emergency.