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Emergency Dentistry

Reliable Same-Day Care
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As soon as you’ve realized that you’re in the middle of a dental emergency – be it a sudden injury brought about by an accident or an unfortunate result of an infection – there should only be one thing on your mind: calling Mios Dental right away. Dr. Le is more than happy to schedule same-day appointments for patients who need urgent care and can take steps to help you relax while your teeth and gums receive the relief they need through emergency dentistry in Carrollton, TX.

Why Choose Mios Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Comfortable Modern Dental Office Environment
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation for Your Comfort
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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Severe oral health issues will not get better on their own, which is why it’s important to get professional care right away. However, while you’re waiting for your appointment time, you can take certain steps to temporarily reduce your discomfort. You’ll also need to be mindful of the damage that has already been inflicted in your mouth so that you don’t inadvertently make it worse. Below are a few examples of common dental issues you might experience and how to address them.

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Floss or rinse as thoroughly as you can to remove anything that might be trapped between your teeth. You can take painkillers if you think you need them as long as you avoid applying aspirin directly to the gums. Be prepared for root canal therapy if an infection is found.

Learn About Root Canals

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Chipped/Broken Tooth

If you’re bleeding, hold a piece of gauze over the wound for about 10 minutes. Swelling might develop, so place an ice pack over the affected area if you feel you need it. Do not bite or chew with the broken tooth; it may have to be removed if it becomes too damaged.

Learn About Tooth Extractions

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Locate the tooth immediately and pick it up by the crown (which is the part that is used to chew your food, not the pointed root that’s typically hidden under the gums). Rinse the tooth off and try to put it back in its socket; if that doesn’t work, place it in a container of milk. Do not wait to call our dental office or you’ll lose the opportunity to have the tooth replanted.

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Lost Filling/Crown

Take the filling or crown out of your mouth and check it carefully. A crown or filling that’s still intact can be temporarily reattached to the tooth with dental cement. You can also cover the exposed tooth with dental wax to prevent an infection. Bring the lost restoration with you to your appointment.

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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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A filling for a cavity will not cost the same as root canal therapy. Each dental emergency has a different solution – and thus, a different price for treating it. Our main goal will be to help you find relief from your situation; we’ll make sure you fully understand the costs involved before beginning a procedure. Dental insurance will normally help cover at least part of the cost of many different treatments that are meant to restore your oral health and prevent further issues.

TMJ/TMD Therapy

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Your teeth aren’t the only possible source of a dental emergency; sometimes the pain could be due to a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that allows you to move your jaw. If this joint becomes strained or injured, you’ll likely experience constant discomfort and may even develop lockjaw. After diagnosing a TMJ disorder, Dr. Le can help you find an appropriate form of therapy that will take care of your symptoms and allow you to return to a normal life.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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When you need reliable same-day care for your smile, you can count on the experienced team of Mios Dental. We’ll do everything we can to see you as soon as possible to get you out of pain and back to enjoying your happy, healthy smile as soon as possible. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about dental emergencies below.

How Can I Tell If I’m Having a Dental Emergency?

Not every dental emergency is easy to identify. Ask yourself these questions to determine if you nee to visit your Carrollton emergency dentist:

Should I Go to the Emergency Room for Dental Pain?

While an ER will typically be able to help you manage your dental pain, they may not have a dentist on staff who can treat the underlying problem. You’ll likely save time, money, and hassle by bringing your dental emergency to us instead of heading directly to your local ER.

However, there are some situations that need to be stabilized by an emergency room first, including:

What Should I Do If My Toothache Goes Away on Its Own?

Any dental pain should be brought to your dentist’s attention in a timely manner. Remember, unlike the rest of your body, your teeth can’t heal themselves. Just because your toothache has gone away doesn’t necessarily mean the underlying issue is gone as well. There are a wide variety of problems that can cause dental pain, ranging from minor to severe, and the only way to diagnose which one you’re facing is to come visit us. Keep your scheduled appointment even if your toothache goes away and call us if you notice any new dental symptoms.

What Should I Do If I’m Nervous or Overwhelmed During My Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are often sudden and alarming. What’s more, getting the urgent help you need can be difficult if you struggle with dental anxiety. At Mios Dental, we don’t want anything to get in the way of restoring your oral health. That’s why we offer nitrous oxide sedation to relieve your anxieties and feel confident about coming to us for care when you need it most. Nitrous oxide is a safe and reliable method that can ease your discomfort in moments and allow you to sit back and relax while we repair your smile.

If you’re not sure whether your dental symptoms or unique situation qualify as a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to give us a call anyway. Over the phone, we’ll help you determine how urgently you need to visit us, schedule your appointment accordingly, and give you personalized first aid advice you can use until you reach our office.

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