Any time you experience pain in your teeth, you may feel there is a need for emergency dental services. Dental pain is often some of the worst pain you can experience. Here at Lovett Dental Meyerland Plaza, we want you to be able to seek emergency dental services right when the accident occurs. While not all pain is an emergency, it does need to be treated. Call our office, and we can let you know if you need to make an appointment. We also welcome walk-ins, especially when you know for sure you need to see a dentist now.
Dealing With Pain
There are a lot of medications made to alleviate pain, but if you have a dental emergency, do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, or anything other than Tylenol (acetaminophen). Many pain medications will cause you to bleed more, and you do not want that to happen when you are getting dental work. If there is bleeding already, rinse your mouth with warm water and place gauze in your mouth. Use very gentle pressure on the gauze to try to get the bleeding to stop.
When Emergency Dental Services Are Needed
When you experience dental pain, it almost always seems like an emergency because the pain in your teeth can radiate throughout your face and head. Many people describe the pain as so consuming they cannot think straight, and concentration is nearly impossible. Pain does require you to make an appointment for an exam and treatment, and we will try to get you into our office as quickly as possible. There are other times, however, when emergency dental services are a necessity. Conditions that fall into this category include:
- Having a tooth knocked out or loosened.
- Chipping or tooth or experiencing a split tooth
- An abscess
- A cut on your tongue that will not stop bleeding
- Problems with braces that break
- A missing crown
- Losing a filling
If there is anything in your mouth, causing bleeding that does not stop after ten minutes, you need immediate attention. If you have taken Tylenol and it does not alleviate the pain, you need to seek emergency dental services as soon as possible.
Do Not Neglect a Visit If Pain Subsides
If Tylenol helps the pain in your mouth, you may be tempted to just go about your daily activities and avoid the dentist. Unfortunately, if you experience pain in your teeth, it will return. In fact, it may even come back worse each time. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. If the pain goes away for a bit, then it is just a little warning. However, pain indicates there is a problem, and leaving it unattended will only cause more of a problem later on.
Let Us Help with Emergency Dental Services
Your dental well-being is the reason we are here. Contact Lovett Dental Meyerland Plaza at 281-974-3434 whenever you have a need for emergency dental services. We would like to see you for regular appointments. Set up regular cleanings and exams to help avoid some of the emergencies that pop up. Having a dentist that you already are familiar with will help make the whole process easier for you.