Emergency Dentist Specialist

Dong Phee, D.D.S. -  - Comprehensive, Sedation & Implant Dentistry

Denton Oak Dentistry

Dong Phee, D.D.S.

Comprehensive, Sedation & Implant Dentistry & Invisalign Specialist located in Corinth/Denton, TX

Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. David Phee, DDS, and the dental experts at Denton Oak Dentistry in Denton and Corinth, Texas, are here to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you or a family member are facing a dental emergency, call the office or book an appointment online.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What does an emergency dentist do?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Coming into Denton Oak Dentistry as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.

When should I call an emergency dentist?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • Trauma to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A laceration or tear on your lips

If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact Denton Oak Dentistry so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.

How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. Put off going to the dentist and there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it's fallen out and gotten dirty. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the top part (the crown). If possible, try to place it back into the socket in your gum where it came out. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can. It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Dr. Phee. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.

If you’re unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call Denton Oak Dentistry for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.