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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Richardson, TX

It’s impossible to predict a dental emergency, which is why proper planning is essential. At Smile Makeover in Richardson, Texas, Osama Siddiqui, DMD, provides prompt care for all types of dental emergencies. Whether you have a knocked-out tooth or sudden swelling, Dr. Siddiqui can determine the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible. To learn more about emergency dentistry, call Smile Makeover or book an appointment online now.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a type of oral health care that treats dental concerns requiring prompt attention. While you can’t predict a dental emergency, you can make sure you’re prepared. 

The first step in preparing yourself for an unplanned accident or injury is to see a dentist you can trust to provide emergency care.

At Smile Makeover, Dr. Siddiqui offers emergency dentistry services for patients in need of immediate care. He can schedule an emergency appointment for you as soon as possible, so you can recover without complications.

Why would I need emergency dentistry?

Accidents, infections, and advanced decay are common causes of dental emergencies that can endanger your oral health. Common types of dental emergencies that Dr. Siddiqui often sees at Smile Makeover include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Jaw or facial swelling
  • Sudden tooth pain
  • Dental abscess

A dental abscess is a pus-filled sac that can form near the root of your tooth. As a result, dental abscesses often cause excruciating pain and discomfort. 

Abscesses are also at risk of rupturing suddenly. Once ruptured, a dental abscess can spread potentially dangerous bacteria throughout your mouth. It may even infiltrate your bloodstream.

What do I do if I need emergency dentistry?

Contact Smile Makeover the moment you think you need emergency care. Dr. Siddiqui and his team can help determine your next steps for diagnosis and treatment. While you wait for your emergency visit, Dr. Siddiqui can help you preserve your teeth and gums. 

Here are some tips for managing:

Knocked-out tooth

Try not to panic if you have a knocked-out tooth. If possible, find the missing tooth, gently rinse it, and place it back in its socket. The area may be too swollen to reinsert the tooth. If this is the case, simply store it in a container of milk or saliva and bring it to your emergency appointment.

Fractured tooth

A fractured tooth that breaks off close to your gums can damage the root, causing severe pain. After carefully rinsing the area, apply an ice pack to reduce pain and minimize swelling. If you can locate any of the broken fragments of teeth, bring them to your emergency visit.

Severe tooth pain

Severe tooth pain is commonly the result of foreign objects lodged between teeth. However, it can also be a symptom of deep decay or infection. If you’ve already tried flossing, then you may need emergency care. Apply an ice pack to the area to reduce swelling and minimize pain.

If you need emergency dentistry services, call Smile Makeover or book an appointment online now.