Chips Happen! Sometimes it is caused by everyday wear and tear, other times it’s a sudden trauma. It can be uncomfortable or downright painful, but it’s important to seek emergency dental attention right away.
Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. The enamel is the first and most important line of defense against tooth decay and plaque, and it helps protect the tooth from injury. However, we put our teeth through tons of abuse every day by chewing (not to mention bad habits such as chewing on pencils and other objects).
Chipped teeth can be embarrassing, but don’t worry! Contact SE Houston Emergency Dental Care USA, your local urgent care dentist, as soon as possible so that we can help save your smile and return it to proper function.
Treatment planning provides a plan to address your dental needs, and provide you the healthiest, most beautiful smile.
Because pain can’t wait, Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, TX is your urgent care dentist. And though we focus on providing same-day dental care, we also provide long-term care with treatment planning.
HOW TREATMENT PLANNING WORKS
First, we listen to any concerns you may have about your oral health. We then provide a dental exam and x-rays of your mouth. Once we have a clear picture of your current dental health situation, we review your dental treatment history (if available) and discuss any and all of your treatment options. This helps us create a customized treatment plan to fit your individual needs.
If you have a toothache, tooth pain, or discomfort, we will address that immediately. Once that is resolved, we set up future appointments to start addressing other dental concerns according to your preferences and pace.
Most people have wisdom teeth, or third molars. Many, if not most people have difficulty keeping them clean or don’t have room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to completely break through their gums. This can lead to many problems, including cavities, and misaligned teeth.
Though we can’t always see our wisdom teeth, they can cause us acute and unexpected pain due to decay or infection. They may remain fully or partially hidden beneath the gums due to a lack of space in the mouth.
Though they often remain below the gumline, wisdom teeth can partially grow outside your gums, leading to tooth decay. This can cause substantial pain if the decay infects the tooth or if the infection spreads to surrounding areas. If you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain, you should consult a dentist right away. Emergency Dental Care USA in SE Houston, TX can treat any tooth infection you may have and, if needed, extract the tooth or teeth.
Even if you think you know the cause, the first step to treating the cause of a toothache or other dental emergency is an exam and x-rays.
There can be visible signs of problems with your teeth or gums, such as swelling or a broken tooth. Pain in your mouth may also be present, from mild to very bad. It takes a dent to fully understand what’s happening. An exam and x-rays may be the solution for you.
The only way to identify the cause of any dental issues you may have, and determine how SE Houston Emergency Dental Care can help you is to get an exam and x-rays. An important point to remember is that tooth pain may sometimes temporarily go away, but until the cause has been identified and fixed by a dentist the pain will usually return. Left untreated, dental problems can quickly lead to additional complications resulting in more extensive and expensive treatment, or even the loss of your tooth (or multiple teeth).
We specialize in providing emergency, same-day dentistry, but we also understand preventive dentistry is very important to dental health and wellness. That’s why we recommend regular dental exams at Emergency Dental Care USA (at least twice a year) and x-rays whenever it’s determined you need them. Making sure you get a dental exam every six months is one of the best ways to avoid future dental issues.
LIMITED DENTAL EXAM – $95
A limited exam looks at a limited portion of your mouth. We use limited exams when the problem is isolated to one location or problem point.
COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL EXAM – $150
Comprehensive exams look at the entire mouth. Instead of taking x-rays of just a problematic area, we take a series of full-mouth x-rays. Comprehensive dental exams can identify current problems, and spot other dental problems before they become more expensive, painful, and problematic.
If you have an abscess, or tooth infection, a tooth extraction may be necessary.
Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, TX usually advocates for repairing and saving a tooth whenever possible. This includes performing a root canal or placing a crown. However sometimes that’s not possible, and the best course of action is to pull a tooth. If a tooth extraction is needed, our emergency dentists can expertly remove your tooth and keep you comfortable during the process using local anesthetics and attentive care.
If a tooth or teeth need to be removed but aren’t easily reached by the emergency dentist, a surgical extraction may be necessary. Like normal tooth extractions, we make sure to keep you comfortable and send you home with post-operative instructions to help you recover quickly.
Nearly everyone experiences tooth pain at some point. They can be crippling, and left untreated, can lead to very serious infections.
When you have a toothache or pain around your teeth/gums/jaw, it may be the result of a variety of oral problems. These include dental cavities, cracked or chipped teeth, exposed tooth roots, gum disease, a dental abscess or infection, and several other conditions. Some of these are more urgent and serious than others, but all can cause pain and discomfort. Whether you have a dull, aching tooth pain that lingers, or a sharper, more urgent pain, a toothache merits attention.
Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, TX is your urgent care dentist – with three Houston, Texas locations, and we’re here day and night for you when you have a toothache and need assistance. If your tooth pain feels like an emergency – it probably is! Call us right away to get treated and avoid future dental problems.