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Emergency Dental Care

Same-day appointments for toothaches and other dental emergencies

Reviewed by Edward Kwon, DDS | Updated January 22nd, 2023

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Our extended hours are meant to accommodate emergencies and those who choose to take care of their dental needs around their own schedule.

What is considered a dental emergency?

If you have to ask – it’s probably an emergency

While dental conditions are very rarely life-threatening, they can sure feel like it. Being able to see a dentist quickly, before symptoms and conditions worsen can save you money, and sometimes save your tooth. You should see a dentist if you are experiencing any of these conditions:

  • Pain lasts more than a day or becomes intolerable
  • You cannot sleep due to tooth pain
  • You have a fever or ear ache
  • If you have periodic tooth pain in the same area
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Toothache or tooth pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Bleeding, swollen, or irritated gums
  • Lost or broken crown
  • Broken bridge, denture, or partial denture

We’re open until midnight – so the wise choice is usually to have us take a look. It could save you thousands of dollars, and even save your tooth.

9601 N Beach St, Ste 101 
Fort Worth, TX

(682) 200-1001

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What to do with a tooth that has been knocked out

If the tooth is placed back in it’s socket within 5 minutes of being knocked out, there’s a good chance the tooth can survive. After 60 minutes out of the socket, the tooth’s survival rate drops substantially. The older you are, the less likely the tooth can be saved. For those who are able to act quickly, it can be done. Within a few weeks of the incident you will need a root canal for the long term survival of the tooth, but this tooth can then last a lifetime with proper care.

  • Don’t touch the roots
  • If it is dirty, rinse but do not scrub the tooth
  • Attempt to place the tooth back into the socket it came from
  • If you cannot get the tooth back into the socket, place the tooth in a glass of milk on the way to the dentist. If milk is not available, put it in your mouth next to your cheek.
  • If the dentist is able to reimplant the tooth, they may splint it to nearby teeth for support.
  • Act quickly – those able to see a dentist within an hour of the tooth being knocked out had a dramatically higher chance of saving the tooth

Broken or chipped tooth repair

Broken or chipped teeth can be often be repaired quickly and easily using bonding and dental veneers.

Dental bonding is a simple way to fix a chipped, broken, cracked, or discolored tooth. It can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth or even out teeth that don’t line up. This procedure is so simple that it may not require anesthetic, and can be completed in one visit. 

Dental bonding is done by applying a tooth-colored resin to the desired area. This resin is dried under a UV light, and the process typically takes less than an hour.

Dental veneers are porcelain covers that are attached to your permanent teeth. They can be used to repair a chipped or broken tooth, or they can be used cosmetically to make adjustments to your tooth’s shape, color, or size.

Toothaches and tooth pain

Toothaches are caused by nerves in your jaw that are connected to your brain. The proximity and quantity of nerves can make the pain feel larger than life. Severe toothaches will require treatment from a dentist. 

Until you get to a dentist, there are a few things that can help relieve tooth pain…

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Jaw pain

There are many potential causes of jaw pain, including tooth infection, and TMJ (Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder). Not all the causes are dental related, and could be a symptom of sinus problems, compressed nerves, headaches, or even heart attack. 

If you are experiencing jaw pain, you should seek dental or medical attention.

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Bleeding or swelling gums

If your gums are tender, swollen, bleeding, or sore, it may mean that you have some form of gum disease. 

The first step to treating gum disease is to set up an appointment with your dentist. The dentist will perform an exam, and take x-rays to create a treatment plan to help restore gum health.

The longer you wait to address gum disease, the more likely you are to lose one or more teeth as a result. 

Lost or broken crown 

Dental crowns will occasionally fall off, break, or get lost. Sometimes the tooth will feel sensitive, or you may even develop a toothache. When this happens it is important to see a dentist immediately to get the crown re-fitted or replaced. If your crown has been lost or damaged, you can get a temporary crown while a new one is made.

Temporary crowns are an extremely versatile temporary tooth restoration. They can be used to replace a lost crown, cover a broken or chipped tooth, cover a root canal, and other situations. They are made on site, and usually take less than an hour to make and place.

Broken bridge, denture, or partial dentures

Bridges and dentures do occasionally need repair or adjustment. If you have a denture that needs repair, or you’d like to look at replacement options, set up an appointment with your dentist.

Same-day treatments

Our dentists also provide many services on your first visit. This saves you multiple visits, reduces your time in pain, and gets you feeling better faster.

Most services are available same-day and after-hours, including:

  • Toothache diagnosis
  • Chipped or broken tooth repair
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal
  • Crown and bridge repair
  • Denture and partial denture repair

For the first available appointment, give us a call. If it’s before or after business hours, you can request the next available appointment online.

Toothache diagnosis

The first step to addressing a dental emergency is to diagnose the issue. A limited exam and x-ray will help the dentist see the issue, what is causing it, and what procedure will be necessary to fix your condition. It costs $95 and is required for all new patients.

Most patients opt for a comprehensive exam and x-ray for an additional $95. During a comprehensive exam, we take additional x-rays, and look at the rest of the mouth to diagnose any other issues that require attention before they become emergencies. We can diagnose and treat multiple teeth in a patient’s first visit if necessary.

A comprehensive exam and x-ray gives us the information needed to create long-term treatment plans. It is highly recommended for all new patients, as you will be able to review and compare treatment options for today, and the future.

Tooth extractions

A tooth extraction sounds scary, but you shouldn’t be afraid – they are actually very common. In fact, by age 50, the average American has lost 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth), and nearly a quarter of Americans over 65 have lost all their permanent teeth. So the idea of losing a tooth sounds scary, but most people will face this at some point in their life. Luckily there are plenty of options to replace the look and function of your teeth once they are extracted, so there is no reason to worry.

Wisdom tooth extractions are very similar to other molar extractions, except they have a tendency to be more complicated. Most people get wisdom teeth, but they do not have room in their mouth for these extra teeth. As a result, they can push around other teeth, come in sideways, become impacted, or just make it impossible for you to clean your mouth properly causing infection and gum disease. As a result, most people should have their wisdom removed.

Learn more about tooth extractions

Partial dentures and flippers

If you’ve extracted or lost one or more teeth, you can fill the gap with a flipper tooth. Also known as partial denture, these acrylic retainers can have one or more false teeth attached. The non-metal partial dentures are more comfortable and less noticeable than older partial dentures, and can last a very long time if maintained properly.

Learn more about partial dentures.

Root Canal

Root canal causes

When a tooth’s roots become infected, the tooth can often be saved by performing root canal therapy. The only way to know if you will need a root canal is to book an appointment with a dentist for an exam and x-ray.

Learn more about root canal therapy

Denture and partial denture repair

Dentures are generally pretty sturdy, but they do need to be repaired or realigned from time to time. Whether it’s broken, or it just needs to be re-fitted to your mouth, we offer same-day repair services. The dentist can usually provide an immediate solution and provide options for long term solutions including replacements, or dental implants.

Denture repairs can often be provided same-day, and we can provide a temporary option if your dentures will take longer to repair or replace.

I haven’t been to the dentist in a while

One of the most common reasons for a dental emergency is that you haven’t had a regular check up in a while. For some people this may only be 10 months, for others it could be 10 years. Regardless of when you last saw a dentist, you may be nervous about your situation. 

How bad is it? How much will it cost? Am I going to lose a tooth? These are common questions we hear from patients who are experiencing an emergency. The uncertainty can be nearly as painful as the problem at hand. We make sure you understand your condition, short and long term options, as well as the cost of all procedures, so you can make an informed decision.

Get your oral health back on track with a checkup and cleaning appointment today.

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