Emergency Dental Care Overview
Every dentist knows that a dental emergency doesn't always happen at the most convenient time. This is why Made Ya Smile Dental makes special accommodations for patients who have suffered damage due to an accident or dental trauma. If you call our practice in The Woodlands, TX with a dental emergency, we try our best to see you that same day or as soon as possible. We are also available after clinic hours and on weekends to address your needs.
With our 30 years of experience, Made Ya Smile Dental is able to treat every type of dental emergency, including partially knocked-out (extruded) teeth, knocked-out (avulsed) teeth, loose or broken restorations, and injuries to the face, mouth, teeth, and gums due to an accident or sports trauma. We provide fast, efficient care to help manage your pain and bring your smile back to health. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office promptly.
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Best Candidates for Emergency Dental Care
Patients who need urgent care during the day, after clinic hours, or on the weekend should call our office so we can give you instructions on how to take care of your injury until we can see you in office. Keep in mind that not all dental emergencies cause pain in the teeth or mouth so if you experience trauma to the mouth without pain, it's still essential that you contact us so we can assess the damage and give you treatment options. The following conditions are considered a dental emergency:
- Broken teeth or cracked teeth
- Loose restorations (including bridgework, crowns, etc.)
- Trauma to the jaw or mouth
- Ongoing pain or discomfort
- Tooth infections or abscesses
- Unexplained bleeding
What To Expect with Emergency Dental Care
Made Ya Smile Dental provides stress-free dental care in a warm, welcoming environment even in an emergency situation. When you contact our practice, we will schedule you to come in right away so we can take a look at your teeth and help you manage any pain or discomfort. Each emergency is unique so we take a custom approach for determining treatment. Typically, we will begin with either 3D oral scans or digital x-rays to see if there is hidden damage and whether or not it is affecting your overall oral health. After the evaluation, we will review your treatment options together. Depending on your situation, we may be able to address the issue with one visit or more so our team will help schedule any future appointments. If you experience severe bleeding or trauma to your head or neck, visit the closest emergency room for immediate care. Made Ya Smile Dental will be able to address your dental concerns once the emergency has become a stable situation.
Emergency Dental Care Recovery
Once the dental emergency has been carefully addressed, our experienced practitioners will be able to show you how to take care of your teeth and gums at home. Our staff may prescribe pain medication or antibiotics to help you avoid future discomfort or infections. Any swelling you experience due to trauma or dental treatment can also be addressed with a cold compress for relief. Made Ya Smile Dental may recommend eating soft foods and avoid chewing on hard objects, such as fingernails or ice until your mouth has been restored back to health. To avoid the chances of injury in the future, we may schedule another appointment to fit you for a custom night guard, especially if you play a contact sport. Remember to keep up your oral health care routine at home with regular brushing and flossing, as well as attending your annual examination and biannual cleanings at our clinic.
Emergency Dental Care Insurance Coverage
For patients who experience a dental emergency, your health insurance provider may cover certain procedures, depending on the damage and treatment needed. Made Ya Smile Dental's friendly staff will contact your provider to review your benefits and out-of-pocket costs. We understand that dental emergencies are not planned and can happen at any time so we will work with you to offer treatment that fits within your budget. Low-interest financing options are also available with CareCredit® at our practice in The Woodlands, TX.
Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies put your overall health at risk so we encourage you to turn to the helpful team at Made Ya Smile Dental for your care. We offer prompt treatment during the day, at nights, and on weekends for patients who have knocked-out teeth, broken or loose fillings, or other problems caused by trauma to the mouth and teeth. Call our staff in The Woodlands, TX today so we can address your issue soon.