Emergency Dentistry Specialist

IDTC Dental Center LLC -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

IDTC Dental Center LLC

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Grand Prairie, TX

When you have a dental emergency, you know how important it is to find effective care as soon as possible. That’s why Kenneth Higgins, DDS, and the team at IDTC Dental Center LLC offer same-day treatment at the office in Grand Prairie, Texas. Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for serious dental problems, including toothaches and infections. To schedule a same-day emergency visit, call IDTC Dental Center LLC or book online now.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry focuses on diagnosing and treating urgent dental problems that can interfere with your oral health. Common dental emergencies that IDTC Dental Center LLC can treat include:

  • Adult tooth loss
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Severe gum swelling
  • Tooth abscess
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Gum pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Extreme tooth pain

Waiting to see a dentist in the event of a dental emergency reduces your chances of a full recovery. Don’t hesitate to call IDTC Dental Center LLC the moment you experience an urgent dental problem.

What happens if I have a knocked-out tooth?

It’s important to call the team at IDTC Dental Center LLC after a dental emergency, and it’s essential if you have a knocked-out tooth. The right after-care can help preserve your tooth and gum tissue.

If you have a knocked-out tooth, carefully pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the roots. Gently rinse off any dirt or debris and place it back in the socket if you can. Carefully bite down to hold it in place while you wait for your emergency appointment.

If you can’t replace the tooth, store it in a glass of milk and bring it with you to IDTC Dental Center LLC for your same-day appointment. With the right care, the team can reimplant the knocked-out tooth.

Do I really need emergency dentistry for a toothache?

Toothaches are common complaints among people of all ages. It’s challenging to know the difference between a mild toothache and one that requires emergency care. However, ignoring tooth pain can put you in danger of needing an extraction if you wait too long to seek treatment.

Sudden, severe tooth pain can indicate a tooth infection. Once infection reaches the center of your tooth, called the pulp, it can cause irreparable damage to your tooth. In some cases, an infection can cause an abscess — a fluid-filled sac — which may fill your mouth with harmful bacteria if it ruptures.

Make sure to call the team at IDTC Dental Center LLC right away if you have a sudden toothache. During your emergency appointment, the team can determine the right treatment to restore full function to your tooth.

Emergency dentistry ensures you can get the urgent care you need when you need it most. For same-day treatment, call IDTC Dental Center LLC or schedule an appointment online today.