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Dental Emergencies Specialist

Lakeside Family Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Cypress, TX

A dental emergency can be frightening and excruciating. You can trust the compassionate experts at Lakeside Family Dentistry to provide outstanding care for all types of dental emergencies. If you’re experiencing severe pain or your tooth is knocked out, broken, or missing a filling or crown, don’t wait to call the Cypress, Texas, office. For less severe conditions, you can also schedule an appointment with Ryulee Song, DMD, or April Lee, DMD, online.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What causes dental emergencies?

A dental emergency is usually painful and upsetting. Many common dental emergencies result from the following.

  • Teeth grinding
  • Biting hard food or objects
  • Accidents (falls, auto accidents, etc.)
  • Trauma to the mouth or face

Getting prompt treatment can offer pain relief, and fast dental care is the best chance you have of keeping damaged teeth after an injury. 

What are the most common dental emergencies?

Emergency dental conditions include:

Avulsed tooth 

When your tooth is knocked completely out of your mouth, it’s called an avulsed tooth. If you have an avulsed tooth, do not touch the tooth root. Pick it up by the crown and call Lakeside Family Dentistry right away. It may be possible to replant your tooth; a caring professional will give you instructions on how to clean and transport the tooth safely to the clinic for expert care.

Lost filling or crown

Fillings and crowns most frequently dislodge while eating. Call Lakeside Family Dentistry if you notice a sudden onset of extreme sensitivity or if you discover the dislodged filling or crown. Keep your lost crown safe as your dentist may be able to replace it.

Cracked or broken teeth

Cracks, fractures, and breaks can be painful if the root of your tooth is involved. If you notice damaged teeth or you experience trauma to your mouth, call Lakeside Family Dentistry as soon as possible. If you find fragments of broken teeth, rinse them and bring them to your dentist, as they can sometimes be reattached.

Dislodged or loose teeth

Trauma, tooth decay, or gum problems can cause teeth to loosen or become displaced. If you notice dislodged or loose teeth, call Lakeside Family Dentistry right away. If your tooth is still attached to your gums with blood vessels or tissue, it’s possible that your skilled dentist can restore it.

If you have any of the above conditions, or another condition that's causing you severe tooth pain, call Lakeside Family Dentistry for emergency care right away. The caring providers can give you information to relieve your pain and to preserve your injured teeth. 

To learn more about how the team provides outstanding care for dental emergencies, call Lakeside Family Dentistry, or make an appointment online.