When you find yourself smack dab in the middle of a dental emergency, it can be a frightening thing. Time slows down, you’re not sure what to do -- but if you know you can call your dentist for prompt care, it’s easier to think straight. And we’ve got good news: your trusted emergency dentist in Plano is at Legacy Trails Dental!
A dental emergency is anything that requires treatment right away (or within the next 24 hours or so). If you are in persistent pain, bleeding, or have broken a tooth, get in touch with us as soon as you can.
Some of the most common situations we might call a “dental emergency” include:
In all of these cases, your dentist is well-equipped to get you out of pain and on with your life. However, if you have broken a tooth or are bleeding profusely for longer than 10 minutes, you should head straight to the emergency room.
In the event that you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, remaining calm is of the utmost importance. It’s easier to keep your cool when you know the team at Legacy Trails Dental is on your side. As soon as you have gotten control of the situation, get in touch with our team. If you call during business hours, we will provide important first aid tips and schedule a time for you to come in as soon as is necessary. If we are not in the office, please leave a message and someone will get back to you promptly.
Here are some general tips for handling a dental emergency.
There are some steps you can take to prevent a dental emergency from ever occurring in the first place. The most important one is to get a checkup and cleaning every six months. When we see your smile regularly, we can detect tooth decay early to prevent a major toothache from occuring later on. If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, make sure to wear a custom-fitted mouthguard.
If, however, you take all the right precautions but still experience a dental emergency at some point, don’t forget to...
We’re always here to help you get out of an urgent dental situation! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist in Plano the next time something unexpected happens to your or a loved one’s smile. We’ll be on the case in no time!