Emergency Dentists in Justin, TX

What Is A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any oral condition that’s causing serious pain, discomfort, or bleeding. Most of the time, you can’t treat these kinds of problems on your own, so you should get help from the team at Valor Dental as soon as possible. We offer same-day emergency dentistry in Justin, TX, so contact us to schedule a consultation right away and get the help you need.

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Did you know…

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It’s usually possible to save knocked-out teeth if they're replaced within 1-2 hours of your oral injury. Contact us immediately if you lose a tooth!

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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

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Contact our team ASAP

Give us a call at (214) 254-3763. Tell us about your situation. We’ll schedule you for emergency care immediately, and give you some other steps to take to ensure the best outcome for your dental emergency.

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Recover tooth/dental work (optional)

If you’ve lost a tooth, grab it by the top (crown) and rinse it with water. Put it into a container of cold milk. Come to our office ASAP to have it replaced. If you’ve lost a piece of dental work like a crown, put it into a plastic bag or container and bring it with you.

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Treat pain, bleeding, discomfort

You can absorb blood with clean gauze, a paper towel, or a cotton ball. Icing the area can help numb it and reduce swelling, and you can take over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen to help with pain.

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Get treatment at Valor Dental

Make sure to come to our office as scheduled to get treatment from Dr. Greg Kiene or Dr. Chris Merkley. You can’t treat dental emergencies on your own, and immediate care is essential for the best outcome.

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The Importance Of Immediate Emergency Care

The sooner you get help for an oral injury or another dental emergency, the better. Getting immediate care relieves your pain, prevents further complications, and saves you both time and money. You’ll also get peace of mind after treatment, and know that your teeth and gums are healthy once again.

Same-Day Appointments

We always offer same-day appointments at Valor Dental. Call us at (214) 254-3763 and we’ll see you as soon as possible. Our mission is to get you out of pain, restore your oral health, and allow you to get back to your day-to-day routine. We even offer sedation to make your emergency treatment feel more safe, easy, and comfortable.

Common Emergency Dental Procedures

Fillings and crowns are often used to restore damaged or decayed teeth. Root canals are usually necessary for extensive decay, infected teeth, and for repairing teeth after dental injuries.

Tooth splinting is another common procedure used for loose or knocked-out teeth. The damaged tooth is attached to the nearby tooth to stabilize it, and allow it to heal and re-attach to your gums and jaw bone.

Did you know…

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Over 3 million Americans received dental implants to restore their smiles.

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What Should I Do About a Severe Toothache?

Call us right away for an appointment. Severe toothaches are usually caused by tooth infections. With a root canal and crown, it may be possible to save your tooth. But time is of the essence. The sooner you get care, the more likely it is that our team can save your tooth with a root canal.

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What Do I Do With A Knocked-Out Tooth?

First, recover the tooth. Grab it by the top (crown) rather than the bottom (root). The bottom of the tooth is full of nerves and is delicate, so you should avoid touching it. If the tooth is dirty, carefully rinse it with lukewarm water.

Then, put it back into the socket, or place it gently in a container of cold milk to keep it moist. Next, call Valor Dental at (214) 254-3763 and tell us about your situation. We will make room in our schedule to treat you immediately. This is because knocked-out teeth must be replaced within 1-2 hours at most in order to ensure they are successfully saved.

This is why we recommend that, after you call, you come to our Justin dental office immediately. Do not try to treat your pain or discomfort on your own. If you are bleeding, you can bite down on a clean paper towel. But don’t waste time. It’s really important to see Dr. Greg Kiene and Dr. Chris Merkley ASAP if you want to save your tooth. Come to our office and will see you as soon as we possibly can.

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Can I Be Seen The Same Day?

Yes! At Valor Dental, Dr. Greg Kiene and Dr. Chris Merkley always build time into their daily schedule to accommodate emergency patients in Justin. We understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time, and we’re always here to help you get the treatment you need.

To schedule a same-day consultation, contact us and tell us about your situation. Then, our team will determine if same-day care is necessary. If it is, we will schedule you for the next available appointment.

After you call, come into our office and we’ll take great care of you. Dr. Greg Kiene and Dr. Chris Merkley will assess your oral health, get to the bottom of the issue, and restore your smile. We also offer sedation dentistry, so you can get the emergency care you need without anxiety, discomfort, or pain.

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Should I Take Pain Medication?

Yes. If you have time to do so before your appointment, you can take over-the-counter pain medication to treat your discomfort and feel more comfortable until you can come and visit Dr. Greg Kiene and Dr. Chris Merkley.

If you have not suffered an oral injury, you can take whichever pain medication you like, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen, or aspirin. Whatever you have on hand will be just fine to treat your tooth pain or sensitivity.

If your mouth is bleeding, though, we recommend choosing acetaminophen. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen can slow down the blood clotting process, and prolong bleeding after your injury. Acetaminophen doesn’t have the same effect, so it’s the best option when your mouth is bleeding.

If you’re in a lot of pain, you may also consider a topical numbing treatment that contains benzocaine, like Orajel. You can apply this directly to the painful area, and it will relieve some of your pain and discomfort.

Icing the cheek near the affected area can also help with pain, swelling, and discomfort. Apply an ice pack for about 10 minutes at a time with short breaks to prevent tissue damage from excessive cold. 

Did you know…

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Around 25% of American adults are missing all of their teeth. We can help you keep or replace yours.

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