At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we offer emergency dental services that can treat a wide variety of dental issues and complications. Before you call our office, we recommend looking over the following questions and checking out our emergency page to get a better sense of what constitutes a dental emergency. If any of the following situations match what you are experiencing, please get in touch with our office right away!
Are You in a Great Amount of Pain?
If you are experiencing a mild or moderate amount of tooth or mouth pain that can be controlled by home remedies, we recommend making an appointment with our team for a convenient time at a later date so we can diagnose and treat the problem. In the meantime, you can try holding a cold compress to your cheek, taking pain medication, or chewing on a clove of garlic to help reduce your toothache. However, if the pain ever becomes unbearable, you should call our office to make an appointment with our team right away.
Are You Experiencing Uncontrollable Bleeding?
If you have suffered an injury that has caused your gums or the inside of your mouth to begin bleeding, we recommend mixing half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm (not hot) water and using it to rinse out your mouth. Then, if you can locate the source of the bleeding, hold a piece of gauze or clean cloth over the injury gently for 10 to 15 minutes. Resist the urge to check if the bleeding has stopped before the time is up, and if the bleeding persists, please call our office right away.
Has a Tooth or Dental Restoration Come Loose?
Any time an adult tooth is knocked out, it is considered a dental emergency that requires immediate attention. The faster you can put the tooth in a cup of milk and head to our office, the higher the chances that we will be able to reattach the tooth. If a crown or other dental restoration comes off, it’s not as urgent, but it is considered a dental emergency because if the exposed tooth is left unprotected for too long, it could lead to tooth decay or a serious infection.
Does Something Just Not Feel Right?
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you are on the fence about whether you need to make an emergency dental appointment or not, feel free to call our office for advice. Our team can help you decide what to do next, whether you can treat your symptoms at home or whether we think you should come in right away. Call our office at 817-656-2945, and someone in our front office will be in touch with you shortly!
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