Despite how well you plan, unexpected things still happen. And when you and your family need emergency dental services, Lovett Dental in Humble, Texas is here to help. We provide a full range of emergency dentistry services for patients of all ages. Call Lovett Dental at 281-441-9000 the next time you need unexpected emergency dental services for your mouth, teeth, or gums.
Emergency Dental Services at Lovett Dental
At Lovett Dental, we understand that accidents happen. Whether your child has been injured playing sports, or you have a sudden flare-up of an existing dental problem, we’ll make time to set things right. Dental emergencies are often quite painful. This is why we build time into our daily schedule for emergency walk-ins. Our emergency dental services include:
Regardless of what dental emergency you’re facing, Lovett Dental will provide fast pain relief and a satisfying solution to your problem.
Common Dental Emergencies
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether an emergency requires a dentist or a doctor. If you or your family member have a severe orofacial injury, it may be best to visit the emergency room at the hospital first. For other emergencies, Lovett Dental can help. Common dental emergencies include:
Tooth Loss Due to Trauma or Injury
Adult teeth have deep roots that embed them firmly into the surrounding gums. It takes quite a bit of force to knock an adult tooth from a healthy mouth. If you’ve just suffered a trauma that resulted in tooth avulsion, you are likely in need of emergency dental services, at least for pain. Here’s what we recommend:
- Avoid taking painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen because they keep blood from clotting.
- Used packed gauze to stop the bleeding.
- If you have the tooth, bring it with you. There’s a slim chance we may be able to replant it.
When you arrive at Lovett Dental, let the front desk know what happened and that you need care immediately. There’s a small window of time in which an avulsed tooth may be replanted. It’s important to be seen right away, preferably within an hour or two of the injury.
Gum Infection or Abscess
An abscess is a painful bump on your gums. It’s the sign of an infection that usually comes from neglected dental caries. An abscess is an emergency due to the amount of pain it can cause and because it can rupture, filling your mouth with foul-tasting pus. If you have an abscess, avoid touching it with your fingers or tongue to prevent it from bursting, and seek emergency dental services right away.
Severe toothaches can turn a nice day into a torturous event. And if you’ve ever suffered from a bad toothache, you’ll understand. Toothaches like these fall under the umbrella of dental emergency because you’ll need relief from constant, throbbing pain they cause.
Broken or Cracked Tooth
A cracked or broken tooth that exposes a nerve to air can be excruciating, though it may be relatively easy to repair. In severe cases, the damaged tooth may have to be extracted and an artificial tooth or a bridge implanted in its place.
Lost Crown or Filling
When you lose a crown or filling, it may expose nerves that cause pain. Though a lost filling or crown is relatively common, it still requires emergency care if you are experiencing pain. Not all lost fillings cause pain. In this situation, it may be best to book a regular dental appointment to have the filling replaced.
Life is a busy, sometimes precarious experience. And when you need emergency dental services, you need it now. Lovett Dental in Humble, Texas understands this. Come see us the next time you have a dental emergency, and we’ll get you in and get you treated swiftly and conveniently. Call Lovett Dental today at 281-441-9000 for all your family’s dental needs.