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Emergency Dentistry

Our Focus is on You and Your Dental Care

When it comes to dental emergencies, it’s something that should never be put off as it can be a painful and stressful experience. Whether you have a cracked or knocked-out tooth, severe toothaches, infected gums, loose tooth, or have significant pain in one of your teeth that just won’t go away, Dr. Feng will always make an effort to see you the same day your emergency occurs! If you need immediate treatment for any emergency dental services, this is not time to wait: call our office today!

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WHY CHOOSE Sloan Creek Dental for EMERGENCY DENTISTRY?

Same-Day Appointments Available

We will make you feel comfortable and listen to your concerns from the moment you step into our office

We offer different types of sedation dentistry to keep you comfortable and pain-free

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can be a sudden and unpleasant surprise. If you find yourself experiencing unexpected dental pain, don’t panic! Sloan Creek Dental in Fairview, TX provides quality care for dental emergencies at our modern office in the Fairview area. We treat patients of all ages, including children and teens.

Dental emergencies include but are not limited to:

  • Severe Pain and swelling
  • Loss of tooth
  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Loosened tooth
  • missing or broken filling
  • Oral Bleeding
  • Abscess or infection
  • Missing or broken crown
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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, whether it’s an abscess, severe toothache, or broken tooth, don’t hesitate to call our office. We will provide valuable information to help stabilize your condition until we see. If you’re not experiencing a dental emergency, taking a moment to learn exactly how best to manage an emergency is a great idea. The better prepared you are for an emergency, the more positive your outcome will be!

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, whether it’s an abscess, severe toothache, or broken tooth, don’t hesitate to call our office. We will provide valuable information to help stabilize your condition until we see. If you’re not experiencing a dental emergency, taking a moment to learn exactly how best to manage an emergency is a great idea. The better prepared you are for an emergency, the more positive your outcome will be!

Severe toothache

If you experience severe pain, call your Fairview dentist to get scheduled right away. If you need a little relief from the discomfort, it’s ok take over-the counter ibuprofen and reduce any swelling or inflammation that can make an uncomfortable situation even worse! Aspirin should be avoided as direct contact with this product could lead to burning sensations and cause additional damage.

Severe toothache

If you experience severe pain, call your Fairview dentist to get scheduled right away. If you need a little relief from the discomfort, it’s ok take over-the counter ibuprofen and reduce any swelling or inflammation that can make an uncomfortable situation even worse! Aspirin should be avoided as direct contact with this product could lead to burning sensations and cause additional damage.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

If you crack a tooth, collect any remaining pieces and bring them into our dental office. Gently rinse the tooth with water, do not use soap or try to scrub or dry the tooth as you may damage it further. Once the tooth is cleaned, keep the tooth moist until you see your dentist. To reduce swelling, use an ice pack or cold compress as soon as possible (if available). If the tooth is jagged or sharp, apply sugarless gum or dental wax to temporarily cover the tooth to prevent accidentally injuring your inner cheek, lip, or tongue.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

If you crack a tooth, collect any remaining pieces and bring them into our dental office. Gently rinse the tooth with water, do not use soap or try to scrub or dry the tooth as you may damage it further. Once the tooth is cleaned, keep the tooth moist until you see your dentist. To reduce swelling, use an ice pack or cold compress as soon as possible (if available). If the tooth is jagged or sharp, apply sugarless gum or dental wax to temporarily cover the tooth to prevent accidentally injuring your inner cheek, lip, or tongue.

Knocked-Out Tooth

In the event that your permanent tooth is knocked-out, it is important to stay calm as you search for it. When found, carefully pick up tooth by the crown without touching any roots or tissue still attached. Gently rinse off any debris from the tooth using water only; then rinse out your mouth use warm water before placing back into its socket if possible. If this is not possible place the tooth inside milk, saltwater, or inside your cheek pocket to keep it moist. The key to putting the tooth back is to keep the tooth moist.

Knocked-Out Tooth

In the event that your permanent tooth is knocked-out, it is important to stay calm as you search for it. When found, carefully pick up tooth by the crown without touching any roots or tissue still attached. Gently rinse off any debris from the tooth using water only; then rinse out your mouth use warm water before placing back into its socket if possible. If this is not possible place the tooth inside milk, saltwater, or inside your cheek pocket to keep it moist. The key to putting the tooth back is to keep the tooth moist.

Filling or Crown Came Off

Losing a filling or crown can expose your damaged tooth to air and temperature, making it vulnerable to discomfort and even infection if neglected for longer periods of time. If you’re unable to see the dentist right away, you should always rinse your mouth with warm water after eating or drinking to keep the area clean. Once you see your dentist for an emergency visit, your dentist will repair or replace your restoration.

Filling or Crown Came Off

Losing a filling or crown can expose your damaged tooth to air and temperature, making it vulnerable to discomfort and even infection if neglected for longer periods of time. If you’re unable to see the dentist right away, you should always rinse your mouth with warm water after eating or drinking to keep the area clean. Once you see your dentist for an emergency visit, your dentist will repair or replace your restoration.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Sometimes dental emergencies are unavoidable, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive. The best way to avoid a dental emergency is by keeping up with your daily oral hygiene routine and having regular checkups at our office. If you notice any persistent dental pain or changes to your teeth, or gums, don’t wait until it gets too late.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Sometimes dental emergencies are unavoidable, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive. The best way to avoid a dental emergency is by keeping up with your daily oral hygiene routine and having regular checkups at our office. If you notice any persistent dental pain or changes to your teeth, or gums, don’t wait until it gets too late.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

Depending on the severity of your emergency, the cost of your treatment will vary. During your exam, Dr. Feng and her dedicated team will exam your concern and provide you with a treatment plan to treat you. Prior to any treatment, we’ll provide you with a clear and concise plan to ensure you feel as comfortable and informed as possible.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

We’ve all been told that dental emergencies happen to other people. But when it happens, you may not know what to do next and how best to handle the situation. Don’t worry, we can help! Here are some frequently asked questions about emergency dentistry.

SHOULD I GO TO THE HOSPITAL OR MY DENTIST?

When emergencies strike, your first instinct is to head straight for the hospital. This is usually a good move when faced with a medical emergency or an injury, but there isn’t too much an emergency room can do to treat dental concerns. All they can do is prescribe antibiotics or pain relievers and not treat the primary concern.

The best thing you can do if you’re you’re experiencing dental pain, or it gets worse when eating or drinking liquids, is go see an emergency dentist. During your exam, we’ll take x-rays and provide the appropriate treatment. If you’re unsure whether to go to the hospital or see an emergency dentist, call your local dentist and we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Is it Better to Have My Tooth Extracted?

You might think that removing a problematic tooth is the answer to your problems, but you would be wrong. Removing it only creates new ones such as increased risk of cavities, gum disease, or even more tooth loss because the jawbone will shrink over time without root’s support. At Sloan Creek Dental, we’ll do everything we can to save the tooth, however in the event where the tooth cannot be saved, we’ll need to remove it. 

If the tooth needs to be removed and to prevent future jawbone loss, we recommend you to invest in a replacement option like dental implants. With dental implants, it will stabilize your jaw, save you from additional damage, and preserve your smile.

Can I Afford Emergency Dentistry?

If you’re in need of urgent dental care, don’t let your fear of the costs keep you from receiving it. Our dental office is in-network with most major dental PPO insurance plans, and we offer convenient payment and financing options for all our patients to ensure that they can receive emergency care today!

Have more questions?

Toothaches, chipped teeth, and jaw pain are just some of the dental emergencies we will help you with. If these sound familiar, don’t hesitate to give us a call! You can count on our emergency care team to provide you with same-day, quality urgent care. 

If you have any other questions like if your dental insurance covers a particular procedure, or if your tooth is hurting and you have questions about a particular procedure, give our office today to speak to our experienced team. We’re always ready to help.

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“If you want an excellent dentist who actually listens to you and has your best interest at heart, Dr. Feng is the Dentist for you! She has the best chairside manners you could ever come across, and her knowledge and skills in dentistry are top notch! She has treated my family and I with the utmost respect and care on each visit. She’s helped me on a couple of fillings and the usual cleaning where they made sure I was ok each time. Another reason I keep going back to this office is because they are always prompt with their responses, whether it’s by email or calling me back. Her staff, moreover is amazing… They are kind and accommodating of your schedule should you need emergency appointments. You are truly treated like family here.”
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“Thanks so much for getting me in so quickly as an emergency patient. I had a bad toothache, but you made me feel much better after. Thank you!”

COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL Care FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

A great smile is one of the most important features of your appearance. We offer a variety of general and advanced dental procedures in our Fairview dental office, allowing us to deliver the comprehensive care you deserve and exceptional service you can trust. So whether you’re seeking a stunning smile makeover, emergency care for a painful toothache, or dental implants to replace missing teeth, your Fairview dentist near Allen, McKinney, and McKinney has your family covered.