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Emergency Dentist – Porter, TX

Relieve Pain & Start Smiling Fast

A dental emergency can happen anytime, and while we can’t always plan for or avoid these events that require urgent care, patients of the trusted emergency dentist in Porter, TX, Gilbert C. Price, DDS, can rely on him to help. In many cases, Dr. Price can even see you on the same day you call our dental office for emergency dentistry services. Call our dental office in Porter right away for emergency dentistry services, and we’ll do our utmost to schedule your visit within 24 hours.

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

When you call our team during a dental emergency, we can walk you through some basics of caring for your smile during a dental emergency. Some of the first aid and pain management steps you can take at-home include the following:

Toothaches

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If you’re experiencing serious toothache pain or sensitivity to changes in temperature, you may need to receive root canal treatment to remove the damaged nerve from your tooth. In the meantime, take over the counter pain relievers as directed. You may also want to use topical numbing gel. Avoid chewing with the damaged tooth and take special care while brushing and flossing.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

If a tooth is chipped or broken, cover any sharp sections with orthodontic wax to protect surrounding teeth and soft tissue from potential damage until you reach our office. In the meantime, take over the counter pain relievers as directed. You may also want to use topical numbing gel. Avoid chewing with the damaged tooth and take special care while brushing and flossing.

Knocked-Out Tooth

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If you’ve lost an entire tooth, do your utmost to replace the tooth in the vacated socket. If this isn’t possible, store the tooth in a container of milk or water until you reach our office. If you’re able to replace your knocked out tooth, bite down on gauze or clean cloth to keep it in place. If you can’t replace the tooth, you may still want to place gauze or clean cloth to slow bleeding and protect the damaged tissue until you reach our dental office. In the meantime, take over the counter pain relievers as directed. Avoid chewing with the damaged part of your bite and take special care while brushing and flossing.

Lost Filling/Crown

If a filling falls out, you should project the damaged tooth and avoid chewing with that part of the tooth. If a crown falls out, try your best to replace it using a small amount of denture adhesive until you reach our office. In the meantime, take over the counter pain relievers as directed. You may also want to use topical numbing gel. Avoid chewing with the damaged tooth and take special care while brushing and flossing.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Not all dental emergencies can be avoided, but there are some steps you can take to limit your risk for dental emergencies:

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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Depending on the type of restoration you need, the price of your emergency treatment will vary. We’ll work with you to ensure your treatment is affordable by processing and filing dental insurance claims for all covered dentistry services. We also work with third-party financiers to offer low or no interest payment plans.

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