How to Address Dental Emergencies

Dr. Samantha Leatherwood treats dental emergencies in her Denton, TX dental office. She assists patients with tooth pain, sudden tooth loss, broken dental restorations, and more. Addressing dental emergencies as soon as possible can help prevent dental problems from worsening. Call Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for emergency dental care at 940.398.0181.

Dental Emergencies in Denton, Texas

Treating Common Dental Emergencies

There are steps that patients can take before visiting our office to help prevent further damage caused by a dental emergency. Some of the most common dental emergencies we can treat include:

  • Tooth pain: If you are feeling sudden tooth pain, take over-the-counter pain medication and call our office. Tooth pain can sometimes indicate a bite problem, gum disease, or tooth decay. Our dental team can diagnose the source of your pain and find the right treatment for your needs.
  • Knocked out tooth: If you have just knocked out a tooth, apply a damp cloth to the socket and apply pressure. Pick the lost tooth up by the crown, gently rinse it, and transport it to us in a glass of cold milk. If a tooth is kept moist, it may be able to be reattached. However, if it cannot be reattached, we will recommend a dental implant. Dental implants are durable restorations that help stabilize the bite.
  • Broken dental restoration: If your denture or dental bridge is broken, bring it to our office. We can repair or replace the restoration and can even upgrade it for you. Fixed dentures and bridges secured by dental implants are less prone to damage and are long-lasting.
  • Object lodged between teeth: Floss is the best at-home treatment if you have something stuck between your teeth. If you are unable to free the object, our team can help. Trying to remove a stuck object forcefully can damage the teeth. Please be gentle if you are trying to remove an object between your teeth.

Call Our Dental Office Today

Have you just lost a tooth or dental restoration? Contact us immediately by calling 940.398.0181  if you have a dental emergency. For non-emergency treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Leatherwood on our website.