Emergency Dentistry – Arlington, TX
Emergency Care without the Wait
Taking the right actions in a dental emergency can make all the difference between saving or losing a tooth—do you know what to do in case your child has a terrible toothache or you break one of your own teeth? If you live in or around Arlington, it’s very simple: call Dr. Ravi Doctor. He and our team are able to handle any emergency quickly and effectively, and we can even move our schedule around to see patients the same day that they call in so they can get the relief they need as fast as possible with emergency dentistry in Arlington.
Why Choose Ravi Doctor, DDS for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome
- Sedation Dentistry Makes Any Patient Comfortable
- More Than 30 Years of Experience
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Ideally, if you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, you’d be able to give us a call, explain your situation, and we’d schedule an appointment to see you right away. Of course, as we all know, life is often less than ideal. So, here are a few ways to handle some of the most common dental emergencies on your own if you’re unable to come to our dental office immediately:
Persistent dental pain can be the result of an infection, a crack in the enamel, or just something being stuck in between the teeth. After gently cleaning around the hurting tooth, if the problem continues, take an OTC medication and apply a cold compress to the face.
Use a cold compress to manage any pain and keep swelling under control. Recover as many pieces of the tooth that you can, and if the remaining tooth has a rough edge, make sure it’s covered either with some sugarless gum or dental wax—this will prevent it from injuring the inside of the mouth.
You need to move quickly in this scenario, as a fully knocked out tooth can only be put back into place within an hour or so of the initial incident. Recover the tooth, give it a quick rinse while NOT touching the root, and attempt to put it back into its socket. If this won’t work, it can be stored between the cheek and gums or in a container with milk or saltwater--the tooth needs to stay wet to keep it viable for reattachment!
Recover the restoration, clean off any debris, and try to put it back onto the tooth. A little bit of toothpaste should help it stay in place. Avoid chewing with the tooth, and if you develop any pain or sensitivity, take an OTC medication.
Root Canal Therapy
In situations where a patient is experiencing a terrible toothache, the most likely cause is infected dental pulp, which is the sensitive inner nerve of a tooth. To address this problem, stop the pain, and save the tooth, Dr. Doctor can perform root canal therapy. Thanks to his extensive training and experience, this procedure is safe, effective, and virtually-painless. In fact, most of his root canal patients end up having the same regret afterward—not coming to see Dr. Doctor sooner!