Emergency Dental Care in Houston, TX

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What is Emergency Dental Care?

With more than three decades of experience, the team at Made Ya Smile Dental has the training and skills required to handle dental emergencies. This includes partially knocked-out (extruded) teeth, broken teeth, bridges or crowns, injuries to the mouth, knocked-out (avulsed) teeth, and more. If you or a family member has a dental emergency, this requires immediate attention to restore the health and comfort of your teeth. We make sure to leave space in our schedule and do our best to see patients who need to visit our emergency dentist right away. Dental emergencies are a top priority at our clinic, even after-hours and on weekends. Contact the professionals at Made Ya Smile Dental in Houston, TX, if you have facial trauma, pain, injury, or another issue that is affecting your oral health and wellness.

When Should I See an Emergency Dentist?

At Made Ya Smile Dental, we know that emergencies don't always happen at the right time. If you have an emergency after-hours or on the weekend, please contact our office immediately so we can give you helpful instructions for taking care of your mouth, teeth, and gums until your next appointment. Keep in mind that not all dental emergencies cause discomfort or pain, so if you experience trauma to the mouth, teeth, or gums, it's important to understand if treatment is needed. 

If you have a dental emergency, you may have any of the following:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth or fillings
  • Loose or dislodged bridges, crowns, or fillings
  • Injury to the jaw or mouth
  • Tooth infections or abscesses
  • Pain or discomfort that doesn't go away
  • Unexplained bleeding

What happens during an emergency dental visit?

When you call our office and inform us about your dental emergency, Made Ya Smile Dental will schedule an appointment as soon as we can. Since each dental emergency is unique, we take a custom approach to offering the best possible solution so you can enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile again. We take 3D oral scans and digital x-rays to assess hidden damage that may be affecting your overall health. With these images, our dentist can give you an evaluation with treatment options. We may recommend certain dental treatments or deliver palliative care based on your injury. If you have severe bleeding or trauma to your head or neck, visit your local emergency room for immediate treatment, then you can come to the clinic when the situation is more stable.

How do you recovery after emergency dental care?

At your emergency visit, our clinical team will tell you how to clean and take care of your mouth after treatment. We may recommend drugstore pain relievers or give you a prescription for antibiotics for infection to make your recovery more comfortable. Patients with swelling in the face or jaw can find relief in cold compresses and a soft food diet until they're healed. To avoid dental emergencies in the future, Made Ya Smile Dental can suggest a custom mouth guard, especially if you are participating in sports. Try to avoid chewing on fingernails, ice, or other objects — so you don't cause further damage to the teeth. We recommend following up with a strict oral care routine along with regular examinations and cleanings so we can monitor your progress following the emergency.

Will My Insurance Cover My Emergency Visit?

Based on the care required, some procedures may be covered by a dental insurance provider. Made Ya Smile Dental will contact your insurer to confirm benefits as well as any out-of-pocket costs. Our team understands that dental emergencies are not always planned and will find ways to help you find the right options to meet your needs and budget. Our facility accepts several convenient methods of payment, including patient financing with CareCredit®.

Emergency Dental Care FAQ

What is considered a dental emergency?
If you have dental pain, swelling in your gums, or have experienced a traumatic dental injury, it may be considered a dental emergency that requires urgent dental care. If you are unsure, please call our emergency dentist in Houston, TX, for an evaluation.

When should I seek care for a toothache?
If you notice any persistent, sudden, or severe dental pain, you should have it evaluated by our emergency dental care team in Houston, TX. A toothache could be a sign of an infection that could potentially spread to other areas of the mouth and body.

Should I see an emergency dentist after a dental injury even if I'm not in pain?
You should always see a dentist after a dental injury, even if your injury does not cause you pain. There may be hidden damage to your teeth, gums, or jaw that must be evaluated by a dental professional.

About Emergency Dental Care

Our emergency dentist and the team at Made Ya Smile Dental place your health and comfort as our first priority. If you or a member of your family experience a dental emergency, it's essential to receive timely, personalized care for the sake of your teeth, gums, and jaw. If you have broken fillings, knocked-out teeth, or toothaches, get immediate attention at our clinic in Houston, TX. Contact our practice today, and we will see you as soon as possible.

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