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Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies services offered in Tomball, TX

Dental emergencies require prompt intervention and treatment. At Tropical Dental Care in Tomball, Texas, experienced general and family dentists Kenneth Tran, DDS, and Nikki Korloo, DDS, with the team, offer same-day treatment for dental emergencies, including knocked-out teeth, damaged restorations, and broken orthodontic appliances. Call the office to receive treatment for a dental emergency today or book online.

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies require immediate attention, such as tooth or mouth damage from an accident or an injury that affects your oral health. If you get hit in the mouth and lose a tooth, or develop a severe toothache that doesn’t improve with at-home treatment, contact Tropical Dental Care immediately.

What are some common dental emergencies?

The Tropical Dental Care team diagnoses and treats various dental emergencies, including:

  • Knocked-out permanent teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth
  • Damaged restorations (e.g., crowns, bridges)
  • Broken orthodontic appliances 
  • Severe toothaches
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Loose teeth

You might also benefit from emergency treatment if you get something stuck between your teeth, such as a toothpick.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

The steps you should take in a dental emergency depend on the situation. Here are three common emergencies:

Severe toothache

Take over-the-counter pain medication if you have a severe toothache. If the pain continues or worsens, rinse your mouth out with warm saltwater. Then, visit the team at Tropical Dental Care. Your provider can determine the source of your discomfort and determine the best type of treatment.

Knocked-out tooth

Pick up your tooth and rinse it off with water. If you can, put the tooth back in its socket. But if it won’t stay put, place your tooth in a glass of milk. Then, visit Tropical Dental Care. Making it to the office within 30 minutes of the injury could mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth.

Damaged dental restoration

If you damage a crown or a bridge, pick up the pieces and wrap them in a piece of foil. Contact the team at Tropical Dental Care and explain your situation and schedule a visit. They can make recommendations to limit the pain and prevent further damage and replace your restoration.

Are dental emergencies preventable?

You can reduce your risk of dental emergencies with good oral hygiene. The Tropical Dental Care team recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing regularly
  • Avoiding bad habits, such as nail-biting
  • Not opening packaging with your teeth

You should also invest in preventive dentistry and visit the office twice a year for professional teeth cleaning. 

Call Tropical Dental Care to receive treatment for a dental emergency today or book online.