Emergency situations can be stressful. It can be especially stressful if you or a loved one suffers from a dental emergency, and you don’t know where to go to seek treatment. Silverstone Dental is proud to offer emergency dentistry when you have an oral injury or any other unexpected issues. Visit us at our dentistry near you in Richmond, TX to restore health to your teeth and gums.
Emergency Dentistry Services
When you are first affected by a dental emergency, please give us a call at our office. We may be able to fit you in for an appointment on the same day. If this is not possible, we will schedule you for the next available appointment or refer you to another trusted dentistry. We hold convenient office hours in order to provide the best availability to the patients of Richmond, TX.
While it is best to seek treatment as soon as possible, there are occasions when you can safely wait until a more convenient time before visiting us for treatment. In the case of certain dental emergencies, there are steps you can take to preserve the health of your teeth or gums with home care.
Treating Dental Emergencies
- Toothache: When you experience a toothache beyond mild tooth sensitivity or a minor irritation, it is usually a sign of a more serious dental issue, such as infection or erupting wisdom teeth. You will need to see your dentist at Silverstone Dental to find the problem, but in the meantime, the pain can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers and a cold compress.
- Cracked/broken tooth: To preserve the area, a dental cement can be very useful. Applying it to the affected tooth can also help with any pain.
- Sore gums: Like a toothache, sore gums are also usually a sign of a more serious issue, and you will need to visit our office in Richmond, TX. Until you are able to see us, make sure that the area is free of food particles, and you can relieve discomfort by rinsing the mouth with warm saltwater.
- Knocked-out tooth: You will need to see a dentist as soon as possible for this issue in order to have the tooth put back in place. Retrieve the tooth, rinse it of debris (handle it only by the crown and use only water), and bring it to our office in a container of milk or saliva.