While no one ever expects or welcomes a medical emergency, almost everyone instinctively knows what to do should one arise. Call an ambulance, get to the emergency room, urgent care, or family physician if it is not a life-threatening condition. With dental emergencies, the most common being trauma that results in having one or several teeth broken or completely knocked out. People may find themselves at a loss for what to do when it happens.
What is the Difference Between an Emergency Dentist and a Regular Dentist?
A dental practice equipped to handle dental emergencies can accommodate patients on short notice, and has the equipment and resources necessary to perform tooth saving surgery. We can also provide temporary same day tooth replacement options if necessary. If a broken or knocked out tooth can be saved, it must be done quickly, before permanent nerve or tissue damage sets in.
Emergency Dental Treatment in Desoto, TX
In addition to trauma, Desoto, TX based emergency dentist Saheed Lawal-Solarin, DDS also treats patients for pain from an injured nerve or large cavity, an infection, or an abscessed tooth, all of which also require emergency treatment. Cuts, bruising, and lacerations to the cheeks, lips, gums, and tongue (oral soft tissue) that cause significant bleeding may require stitches and emergency treatment by a dentist. When bleeding is involved, Dr. Lawal-Solarin advises patients to keep the area clean and apply gentle pressure with a gauze to help stem the bleeding. If the bleeding does not clot within 20 minutes, the patient should seek treatment. Persistent pain should always be addressed promptly.
Find an Emergency Dentist in Desoto, TX
Planning ahead can save precious time, and potentially help to save teeth and nerve tissue in an emergency. For more information on emergency dentistry procedures, contact Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin by calling (972) 274-9300 to schedule a consultation today.