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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Dallas, TX

If you or a family member has an unexpected dental emergency, you can rely on Freeman Dental in Dallas, Texas. Hubert Freeman, DDS, and his experienced dental team offer comprehensive emergency dentistry services for patients ages four and older. Call the office to schedule an appointment, book one online, or simply walk into the office today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry encompasses dental evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments of dental problems that require immediate attention. The experts at Freeman Dental offer same-day and walk-in appointments if you or a loved one has a dental emergency.

What constitutes a dental emergency?

Common dental issues that require immediate or same-day care include:

  • Soft tissue laceration
  • Tooth pain
  • Severe toothache
  • Facial or gum swelling
  • Pus at your gum line
  • Loose permanent tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Knocked-out permanent tooth
  • Damaged or missing filling, crown, or bridge
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked tooth

If you’re not sure if your situation requires emergency dentistry, call the Freeman Dental office. The friendly providers can happily answer your questions. 

What should I do during a dental emergency?

Stay calm during a dental emergency, and call the Freeman Dental office. Place pressure on any areas that might be bleeding, ice painful or swollen areas of your mouth, and save a knocked-out tooth or broken tooth piece. Place the tooth (or part of a tooth) in your mouth, in saliva, or in milk to keep it moist, and bring it with you to Freeman Dental. 

What happens during emergency dentistry appointments?

Your dentist first manages any pain you may have because of a dental emergency. They then examine your teeth, gums, and mouth and ask about your symptoms. Your dentist takes dental X-rays if needed and personalizes an emergency dentistry plan. Freeman Dental uses a digital panorex machine for X-rays to minimize radiation exposure.

You might need stitches or a filling, crown, bridge, root canal, extraction, or oral surgery to restore a damaged or knocked-out tooth. Your dentist helps you manage pain before, during, and after treatment to make sure you remain comfortable. After an emergency dental procedure, they follow up with you to ensure you heal properly without complications. 

How can I reduce the chance of a dental emergency?

While you can’t always avoid dental emergencies, there are a few things you can do to lower the risk of experiencing one. 

See your dentist every six months for dental exams and cleanings, brush your teeth after meals, floss every day, and use a mouthguard to protect your teeth while playing contact sports. You should also avoid chewing on hard objects like ice and hard candy.

If you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry, call the Freeman Dental office or book an appointment online today.