Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dental Care Arlington, TX

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Dental emergencies can be scary, and what you need is relief with fast solutions. Whether you’re dealing with tooth pain or trauma to your teeth or mouth, we can help! When faced with a dental emergency or tooth pain, many people are at a loss of what to do. Just like a medical emergency, it is important to treat dental trauma promptly to avoid complications and risk permanent damage. If a dental injury does occur to your teeth or oral tissues, call your Arlington, TX emergency dentist at Arlington Dental immediately and get the prompt care you need. 

We offer SAME DAY emergency dental appointments! 

Common Dental Emergencies

Some of the dental emergencies we handle here at Arlington Dental are:

  • Abscess
  • Loose or knocked out tooth (place under tongue and seek help within the hour)
  • Deep cuts to the gums, tongue, lips, and cheeks
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Dental infections
  • Lost or broken dental restorations, such as fillings or crowns

When a Tooth is Knocked Out or Damaged

Falling down or suffering a hard hit to the face while participating in a sport or other recreational activity can result in the loss of one or multiple teeth. If a tooth is knocked out it is important to first retrieve the dislodged tooth and gently rinse it in water.  When you rinse your tooth, be very careful not to remove any attached tissue. Gently attempt to place the tooth back into its socket. If that doesn’t work, place the tooth in a small cup of milk or salt water solution and get to your dentist as soon as you can. The faster you get to your emergency dentist, the better chance you will have of saving your tooth.

Treating Soft-Tissue Injuries

Injuries to the tongue, lips, gums and cheeks can cause pain, swelling and bleeding. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply direct pressure to the affected area with moistened gauze or a tea bag.  You can also reduce swelling and slow the bleeding by applying a cold compress to the outside of your cheek or mouth. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 20-30 minutes of ice and pressure, the injury may require professional medical attention and you’ll need to get to your dentist or emergency room right away.

Contact Your Arlington, TX Emergency Dentist

As a general rule, if it hurts, it’s a dental emergency. Don’t delay. A common tooth ache can also become an emergency due to pain and swelling, at times the spread of infection can become life threatening. We see those daily. Visit your emergency dentist immediately if you are experiencing pain caused by an injury to your mouth or teeth. A speedy treatment significantly improves your odds of saving a damaged or injured tooth.

If you are not sure whether your condition is a real emergency, call us anyway. We are happy to provide guidance over the phone and determine if you need immediate attention. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you or a loved one are experiencing dental pain or a dental emergency.

Experiencing a dental emergency? Don't wait to seek treatment! Call Arlington Dental in Arlington, TX today at (817) 303-5700 to schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist.