Emergency Dentistry – Mansfield, TX
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When You Need Us
1 in 6 Americans will experience a dental emergency this year, and many of them won’t have a plan in place. Do you? If you live in Mansfield, it can be nice and simple: call Broad Park Family Dentistry. Whether your child has a bad toothache or you’re dealing with a dental injury, we’ll work to see you right away to stop any pain and take care of the problem without delay. We’re even willing to make after-hour/weekend appointments if the situation is particularly pressing, so you can always count on us for the immediate attention you need via emergency dentistry in our Mansfield, TX dental office.
Why Choose Broad Park Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Appointments Available
- Sedation Dentistry Guarantees a Comfortable Experience
- Happy to Treat Patients of All Ages
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
If you or a loved one start experiencing dental pain, or if you sustain some type of oral injury, the first thing you should do is contact our team. Acting quickly will enable us to schedule you for an appointment and walk you through important first-aid over the phone. Before you’re able to reach us, here are a few ways to manage some of the most common emergencies and get some temporary relief:
A toothache could be a sign of an infection, a crack in the tooth, or just a piece of food being stuck between the teeth. Rinse and floss around the tooth in question, and if the pain persists, go ahead and take an OTC medication. Rinsing with warm salt water a few times an hour can help soothe the discomfort as well.
Can you find any pieces of the tooth? If so, pick them up, put them in a safe container, and bring them to our dental office. The remaining tooth might have a rough edge that could injure the inside of the mouth, so be sure to cover it with some sugarless gum or dental wax (which you’ll find at any pharmacy).
While it is possible for us to put a fully knocked-out tooth back into place, we have the best chance of doing so only if you come to see us within an hour or so of the incident. In the meantime, pick up the tooth while only touching the crown, rinse it off gently, and place it under the tongue. Keeping the tooth in its natural environment will help it stay alive until you make it to our dental office.
Rinse off the restoration if you still have it, and place it back onto the tooth, using a dab of toothpaste if it won’t stay. If the restoration is completely broken or lost, cover the tooth with dental cement (found at your local pharmacy), and avoid chewing with that area of your mouth until we can repair it.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Brush and floss your teeth every day to keep them strong and free of infection.
- Visit Broad Park Family Dentistry at least twice a year for checkups so we can catch a small problem before it turns into an emergency.
- Preserve your teeth and don’t chew on hard things like ice, pens, pencils, fingernails, etc.
- Opening a package with your teeth can easily chip them, so always use scissors instead!
- Be sure to wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports to avoid oral injuries.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of delaying emergency dental care is always higher compared to simply seeking out treatment right away. That’s because dental issues only become worse over time, so waiting can lead to additional pain and damage that will require a more involved procedure to fix. To help make this type of treatment more affordable, we’re happy to accept and maximize many PPO dental insurance plans, ensuring that finances never get in the way of necessary pain relief.
Does your jaw constantly ache, or do you experience headaches several days a week? This could be the sign of a TMJ problem, which involves your jaw joint. TMJ disorders, or TMDs, cause over 10 million Americans to experience chronic orofacial pain each year, but we can put a stop to it here at Broad Park Family Dentistry. If you’re ready to enjoy pain-free days again, don’t wait to contact us.