Frisco Emergency Dentist
When you have excruciating pain associated with an infected tooth, you want relief right away. The same can be said of any dental emergency that may arise. Many people rush to the hospital emergency room hoping to find the care they require.
Unfortunately, there are few hospitals equipped with staff or equipment to adequately address dental emergencies. Routinely, patients are given a prescription for pain medication and told to see their dentist as soon as possible. Getting an appointment to see a dentist for dental treatment immediately is not always an easy matter.
At Parklane Family Dentistry, however, we provide emergency dental care for our patients. When you have an infected tooth or an accident leaves your tooth loose or knocked out, call us. We will schedule you for an emergency appointment right away.
What Is A Dental Emergency?
At Parklane Family Dentistry, we believe that it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your oral health. This means that we define the term “dental emergency” quite widely. If you are experiencing any oral pain or discomfort or your mouth is bleeding, you’re having an emergency, and should see the dentist ASAP.
This definition includes a wide variety of conditions. The most obvious dental emergencies are oral injuries caused by dental trauma, like being struck in the face, slipping and falling, or taking a hard hit in a contact sport like hockey, lacrosse, football, and other such sports.
Dental trauma can include a loose or knocked-out tooth. Teeth may also be chipped, cracked, or broken by trauma. Along with these issues, it’s common for serious cuts and lacerations to occur to the oral tissues, including the cheeks, tongue, lips, and gums. All of these conditions require immediate care from the dentist.
There are a lot of other things that count, too. For example, a painful toothache may indicate the presence of a tooth infection, which is a serious dental emergency. And if you have a loose, damaged, or pulled-out piece of dental work like a crown or filling, this also qualifies as an emergency.
Not sure if your condition qualifies, or how quickly you need to get dental care? The team at Parklane Family Dentistry is here to help. Give us a call at (469) 452-2998 to discuss your situation and schedule the emergency care you need.
How To Care For Yourself Before Coming To The Dentist
First, we should note that calling us at (469) 452-2998 should be your top priority after you experience any kind of dental emergency. While you can take steps to care for your smile and relieve your pain, you can’t treat your dental issue on your own, and need to see Dr. Parul Vashisht for care as soon as you can.
However, once you’ve called and scheduled an appointment, there are a few things you should do to care for yourself before you arrive at Parklane Family Dentistry.
First, take care of any bleeding, if present. Place a cotton ball, a piece of gauze, or a clean paper towel on the bleeding area. Bite down or hold it in place with your fingers, applying steady pressure to the site of the injury. Bleeding should usually slow or stop within 30-60 minutes.
If you’re in pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen or naproxen. Avoid aspirin if you’re bleeding, since it can thin your blood and interfere with clotting. Depending on the situation, you may also be able to use Orajel or a similar product to numb the area.
We also recommend icing the cheek near your injury or the painful area of your mouth. Icing the area will help numb the pain and can also minimize swelling and inflammation as you wait for your appointment at Parklane Family Dentistry.
Once you’ve taken these steps, make sure to come to our office as soon as you can. Dr. Vashisht can provide you with the treatment you need to protect your oral health, like a root canal for a toothache or a crown for a cracked or damaged tooth in Frisco.
We May Be Able to See You Today!
If you need to see a dentist today, give us a call. Chances are we will be able to fit you into the schedule. It is important to note that we cannot guarantee you will be seen today. We have a limited number of same day appointments. These slots are available on a first come, first served basis. If it happens that we cannot see you today, we will schedule you for the earliest available opening.
At Parklane Family Dentistry, we believe in being as accessible to our patients as we possibly can. This is part of the patient-centered care that drives our practice. If you have an urgent dental need or you find that today is the best day for you to come in for dental work, contact Parklane Family Dentistry. We will do our utmost to see you today. If all our same day openings are full, we will keep your information handy in the event of a cancellation. Let us know the nature of your dental need, and we will address it as soon as possible.