Emergency Dentist – Pearland, TX
Urgent Same-Day Care Available
If you or a loved one suddenly suffers an injury to the teeth, don’t call 911, call Eco Dental! We’re the best place for you to get urgent dental care, and we’ll be able to see you quicker than anyone else. When you call in, we’ll make an appointment to see you as soon as possible (even the same day!), and our team will walk you through basic first-aid. This is the kind of attention and service you simply won’t get at most hospitals/clinics, so when you need dental care FAST, be sure to call us first.
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
Both Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hua have years of experience handling all types of dental emergencies, so when you’re in need of immediate dental care, they’re definitely the people you want to see! And, unlike your local ER, we see emergency dental patients right away and don’t make them spend hours in a waiting room. Our goal is to solve your problem and get you back to your normal life as quickly as possible.
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies typically occur from poor oral healthcare that results in infection or sudden physical injury to the mouth or face. At Eco Dental, we are ready to treat both types. Until you can come in to see us, use these tips for handling common dental emergencies:
If you have a sudden toothache, try flossing around the area of the tooth to remove any lingering food particles. If your pain persists, you may have an abscess or infection. Call our office right away because you may need a root canal to remove infected tissue and save your tooth.
If you chip or break a tooth, use gauze to stop any bleeding and a cold compress to relieve swelling. After, call our office for treatment. We may be able to repair your tooth, but if it’s too damaged, extraction is the only choice to get you out of pain.
Knocked-out teeth can be replanted if you know what to do. In the event of a knocked-out tooth, pick it up by its crown and rinse it off. Try to put it back into your socket until you can visit our office. If this isn’t possible, store your tooth in milk or water to keep it moist. The sooner that you can come see us, the better your chances are of your tooth being successfully replanted.
A lost crown or filling can expose the inner layers of your tooth, causing extreme pain and sensitivity. To protect your tooth, you can use dental cement found at your local drugstore. This quick and easy material can keep you protected until you’re able to come into our office for a proper restoration.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
While dental emergencies can never be completely prevented, there are some precautions that you can take to minimize your chances of a dental disaster occurring, including:
- Routine visits to our office
- Daily brushing and flossing
- Using fluoridated toothpaste
- Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity
- Avoiding using your teeth as tools
- Avoiding chewing on hard items or food
- Avoiding poor lifestyle habits like smoking or tobacco use
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Because there are so many different types of dental emergencies, it’s hard to give a precise estimate of the cost. Some problems can be fixed with a simple dental filling or antibiotic routine, while others may require more extensive dental restorations. That’s why we recommend coming in to see us as soon as possible so we can examine your mouth to determine the proper treatment and a precise cost. We accept insurance and have financing available to provide our patients with quality emergency dental care that is also affordable.
Root Canal Therapy
When tooth decay or damage reaches the inner layers of the tooth, the pulp, you may need a root canal. The nerve system of the tooth is housed within the pulp, and when it’s accessed by outside elements, the result is severe pain and sensitivity. Root canal therapy allows us to remove the pulp and nerve tissue, replace it, and place a protective dental crown to fully restore the form and function of damaged smiles.
We always want to help patients preserve their natural teeth whenever possible, but tooth extractions can’t always be avoided. If you need to have one or more teeth removed, we are happy to pull teeth and provide basic surgical tooth extractions in our Pearland dental office. Some of the reasons we recommend tooth extraction include:
- Impaction when a tooth is unable to erupt from the gum line
- Crowding when there is not adequate space along the jaw line, healthy dental development, or proper smile alignment
- Severe decay or damage that destroys too much of the tooth to support a restoration