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Emergency Dentist Webster, TX | Houston

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.

Both Dr. Das and Dr. Pham are masters of their trade and want to do everything possible to help you achieve the perfect smile even if it’s a dire emergency.

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What is the benefit of coming to Clear Lake for my dental emergency?

Many dentists claim to have emergency service, but when you call them after you’ve broken a tooth during a pickup football game on a Saturday afternoon, you get an answering service. And then hopefully you’ll get a call back in a timely fashion.

Many people go to the emergency room when that call doesn’t come. That’s not a good idea. Emergency rooms aren’t meant for dental issues; they are meant for body trauma and body injuries.

It’s a far better idea to call our office, as we provide on-call service for any dental emergency. This applies 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Simply call (281) 985-5301 and our team will be contacted immediately. We view emergency dental care as just another one of our core services.

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Emergency Dental Care Webster TX

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
  • Toothache
  • 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.

Signs of needing emergency dental care

You should contact us if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe damage to a tooth. Small chips that do not cause pain can usually wait to receive care. If you have a small, painless chip or crack, schedule a routine appointment. If a large chip or crack is causing pain, seek immediate care from your emergency dentist.
  • Intense, persistent tooth pain. A simple toothache can quickly progress into throbbing, aching, severe pain that barely improves with over-the-counter medication. Severe, persistent tooth pain indicates infection in the root of the tooth.
  • Painful swelling in the mouth or jaw. Pain and swelling that do not go away can indicate an abscess, a pocket of pus that results from a bacterial infection in a tooth or elsewhere in the mouth. Abscesses do not go away without care and, without proper treatment, can progress to become a serious health problem.
  • Sudden tooth loss. Children lose their baby teeth to make room for their permanent teeth. When an adult suddenly loses a tooth, there is a problem. Tooth loss may be a tooth getting knocked out during an accident or sporting activity, or it may occur when a tooth has been badly damaged by decay without proper care. In the case of an avulsed tooth, prompt replacement in the socket provides the best chance of keeping it. In the case of tooth loss due to decay, dental care revolves around treating infection to restore better oral health.

Does a root canal qualify as an emergency dental procedure?

People often assume that dental emergencies involve bleeding or a lost or dislodged tooth. In reality, most dental emergencies involve intense, persistent pain. Ongoing or worsening pain often indicates infection in the root of a tooth. Untreated infection can lead to the loss of the tooth. For this reason, root canal procedures are often part of emergency dental care.

Signs that you may need a root canal include tooth pain that lasts more than a few days without improvement. If you are taking over-the-counter medication throughout the day to control pain, you may need a root canal. Another sign of potential root infection is sensitivity to chewing or pressure on a tooth or sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages.

Does a root canal qualify as an emergency dental procedure? Emergency Dental Care in Webster TX

People often assume that dental emergencies involve bleeding or a lost or dislodged tooth. In reality, most dental emergencies involve intense, persistent pain. Ongoing or worsening pain often indicates infection in the root of a tooth. Untreated infection can lead to the loss of the tooth. For this reason, root canal procedures are often part of emergency dental care.

Signs that you may need a root canal include tooth pain that lasts more than a few days without improvement. If you are taking over-the-counter medication throughout the day to control pain, you may need a root canal. Another sign of potential root infection is sensitivity to chewing or pressure on a tooth or sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages.

What makes Clear Lake Dental Care different for dental emergencies?

Ever since Dr. Das founded Clear Lake Dental Care back two decades ago, he has viewed dental emergency treatments as an important part of the care we provide for our patients. As noted above, it makes no sense going to the emergency room for a dental emergency. That’s not what they’re set up to treat.

At Clear Lake, we have three dentists — Dr. Das, Dr. Pham, and Dr. Acevedo — so we have the ability to help you out at all hours in an emergency. That way, you’ll get the care you need whenever you need it.

How soon after arriving at the office will I be treated?

Our objective in emergency dentistry is to provide care right away. Dental emergencies are worked into the schedule as quickly as possible. Depending on the severity of the problem, an appointment is arranged immediately, later the same day, or within a few days. When an appointment is not immediately available or necessary, you may receive instructions to manage comfort at home until you can be seen by the dentist. Patients who are experiencing a painful dental problem are usually seen the same day and escorted to a treatment room within a few minutes of arriving at the office.

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What constitutes a dental emergency?

Our teeth are tough, but they aren’t indestructible. Dental emergencies can be obvious, such as if you knock a tooth out when slipping on a wet floor. Other issues such as sensitivity probably aren’t emergencies, but they could be.

Not many people put seeing the dentist high on their list of things they like to do, but it’s important that you don’t ignore dental issues, as that can make dealing with them in the future more difficult.

Some things, such as a knocked-out tooth or a broken tooth, are obvious dental emergencies. We need to see you and get that tooth back in place to have the best chance of saving it. Others aren’t obvious. For instance, facial swelling usually isn’t an emergency.

If you wonder whether your dental problem that just occurred is an emergency situation or not, call our office and talk with the on-call person. Then you’ll get an idea of the next step, whether it means you need to come in immediately or if it can wait until the next business day.

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Knocked-Out Tooth

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

If your tooth has been broken, chipped, or cracked rinse your mouth out with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face. If you have the piece of the tooth that was chipped or broken off wrap it in a wet towel or piece of gauze and bring it in as soon as possible.

Toothache Pain

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.

Sore Gums

Thoroughly clean around the sore area. Rinse by swishing with warm salt water and/or try to dislodge trapped food or debris from the teeth with dental floss. You can take over the counter pain reliever like ibuprofen to help ease the pain until you can see us. If your face is swollen, apply a cold compress. Contact us immediately if swelling is present. In some cases, swelling can be a sign of infection and would require urgent treatment.

Bitten Lip or Tongue

Thoroughly clean the area with a wet cloth and place a cold compress on the area to help reduce the swelling. If the bleeding continues or is to excessive go to an emergency center.

Baby Teeth loss

Have the child bite down on clean, folded gauze or cloth over the bleeding area for 15 minutes. Repeat if necessary, but call us if bleeding continues.

Possible Broken Jaw

Try to keep the jaw from moving by using a towel, tie or handkerchief. Get to the nearest emergency room immediately.



Dr. Das has the most polite and professional staff. I call in the last minute to have a tooth pulled, and they took me in within 4 hours just before the Thanksgiving holiday. No pain, no fear of what was about to take place. I rate this visit #5, best I ever had. — C.R.T

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Sedation Dentistry: will I be sedated?

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If you are not comfortable with needles and drills, have sensitive teeth or gums, or have a strong gag reflex, it 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.

What can happen if I don’t have a dental emergency treated?

Some people don’t know if what just happened to their tooth or teeth constitutes an emergency. They worry the dentist will minimize the situation and tell them to call back during office hours.

That’s a bad idea, and that’s why we encourage our patients who think they may have a dental emergency to call us at (281) 985-5301. Let us decide if we need to see you immediately.

Otherwise, you’ll likely make a bad situation worse. For instance, if you knock out a tooth and we can see you within 60 minutes, there’s a good chance we can save the tooth. A tooth we see within 60 minutes can be attached to the adjacent teeth on each side with what we call a splint. This will keep the tooth in place for several days. If that happens, most teeth can reattach to the bone in about three to four weeks. Teeth with more damage are still savable, but they may require a little more time.

A knocked-out filling is another issue. It probably isn’t an emergency, but if you choose to not treat it by the next business day, you’re simply opening the center of the tooth up to the invasion of bacteria. Obviously, the tooth already had decay — that’s why it had a filling — and the filling may have come loose as more decay has formed. Leaving the filling out of the tooth ensures you’ll have more decay, and you could end up losing the tooth to extraction.

Is emergency dentistry covered by insurance?

Dental insurance usually covers emergency care, yes. Patients should expect their normal co-pay, annual maximum, or deductibles to apply as they would with routine dental care.

How does an emergency dental visit differ from a standard dental appointment?

A routine dental appointment involves x-rays, an examination of all teeth and gums and, as needed, a dental cleaning. Emergency dental visits may also include x-rays and an exam. However, exclusive attention is given to the tooth in question to evaluate the source of pain and its severity. The urgent visit may also involve some degree of treatment. The patient may receive an anesthetic injection to quickly reduce pain. Minor procedures like fillings may be performed during the visit. More complex procedures, such as a root canal, may be scheduled for a later date, as soon as possible to resolve the problem.

We Are Here For You

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.

What happens if I need emergency dentistry when the office is closed?

If you experience a dental emergency, contact our office right away, no matter what time of day it is. After hours, calls are accepted by an answering service that can relay information to one of our on-call dentists. We will get back to you right away to determine whether or not you need to come to the office immediately or if your situation can be managed at home until the following morning.

When can a dental emergency be life-threatening?

It is rare for a dental emergency to be life-threatening, though every unexpected or persistent dental problem should be addressed right away. The most urgent situations may involve hemorrhage or excessive bleeding, an open fracture or wound, or severe infection. Symptoms such as fever, pain that does not improve with at-home treatment, swelling, redness, or heat in a localized area of the mouth, or oozing from an oral wound or tooth warrant emergency dental care.

Can I have multiple treatments done during a dental emergency visit?

If necessary, the dentist may perform multiple treatments in a single visit. The primary purpose of an emergency dental visit is to address the most significant problem immediately so that pain and stress can be alleviated. After the painful dental problem has been treated and comfort is restored, the patient may be scheduled for a subsequent visit that involves a comprehensive dental exam and treatment for other, less pressing conditions.

What happens if I have dental anxiety and need emergency dentistry?

We are respectful of the fact that many people struggle with dental anxiety. In fact, it is dental anxiety and the avoidance of routine dental care that leads to many urgent situations, such as a fractured or badly damaged tooth. Knowing that dental visits can be stressful, especially when the problem is painful and sudden, we offer options for sedation. These range from inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide to IV sedation for more complex cases. When you visit Clear Lake Dental, you can trust that your comfort is our priority.


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To learn more about emergency dentistry in Webster, TX, please call 281-557-8097 to schedule a consultation with our doctors at our office in Webster, TX. You can also submit an online contact form and we’ll get back to you at our earliest convenience. We look forward to serving you!

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