If you have a dental emergency, it’s important to seek immediate treatment. As an experienced dentist who treats all types of dental emergencies, Nisha Modi, DMD, is proud to be a part of your dental team at Miracle Smile Dental in Aubrey, Texas, when you need prompt care to preserve your oral health. Same-day appointments are often available, so don’t delay treatment. To learn more about emergency dentistry, call Miracle Smile Dental or schedule an appointment online today.
Emergency dentistry is a subspecialty of dentistry that addresses oral health problems requiring immediate treatment.
In most cases, a dental emergency — such as a knocked-out tooth — can’t simply wait to be treated. It’s also important to address the problem as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of permanent damage.
Dr. Modi offers emergency dentistry services at Miracle Smile Dental to ensure you receive prompt care for your dental emergency.
It may be difficult to determine when you have a dental emergency. However, if you wait for too long to seek treatment, it can increase your risk of permanent damage to your oral health.
Common dental emergencies that Dr. Modi can treat include:
Root canal treatment removes the inner part of the tooth when it's badly decayed or damaged. After a root canal treatment, a dental crown protects and covers your tooth to restore complete function.
Root canal treatment can save an infected or damaged tooth that you'd otherwise lose. The procedure can also relieve discomfort often associated with an infected tooth.
If you experience any sudden tooth pain or bad-tasting liquid, seek Dr. Modi for treatment right away. These changes may indicate a ruptured abscess, which can increase your risk of widespread infection.
Early intervention is vital if you have an abscessed tooth. At Miracle Smile Dental, Dr. Modi can perform root canal treatment to save your permanent tooth and oral health.
If you have a knocked-out tooth, carefully rinse off any debris. If possible, try to insert the tooth back into your empty socket and then gently bite down on your tooth to hold it in place.
But if your gums are too swollen or painful to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, place the tooth in a glass of milk to preserve it until you can see Dr. Modi at Miracle Smile Dental.
You might not always be able to prevent a dental emergency. But there are some steps you can take to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy, which may help to reduce your chances of requiring emergency dentistry.
Bi-annual dental exams and professional teeth cleanings can help Dr. Modi to identify any signs of decay and address it early on to preserve your oral health.
It’s also important to establish a routine brushing schedule and floss daily to reduce your risk of tooth loss, infection, and severe decay. If you participate in sports or live a physically active lifestyle, you should consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth from injuries.
Don’t wait to seek help when you have a dental emergency. Call Miracle Smile Dental or schedule an appointment online today.