Dental emergencies are unpredictable and almost always painful and discomforting. Dental emergencies result both naturally and from injury. In either case, they need immediate professional care. This includes abscessed, broken, or cracked teeth, swelling, pain, and infections. Only a qualified Emergency Dentist can truly assess and treat your condition.
Greenspoint Dental provides both emergency and general dental services, providing immediate relief and treating underlying causes.
What is a Dental Emergency
Unless holding a tooth in your hand, it is difficult to determine what is wrong when suffering acute tooth pain. Many reach out to assess the issue and seek guidance on what to do. If you have a dental issue causing severe pain and discomfort you should not take it lightly. You should immediately call your North Houston Emergency Dentist, and our staff will triage your condition based on the answers to a few questions. Once we have determined the immediacy of the problem, we will create an appointment slot if needed.
Common dental emergencies:
- Pain in the teeth, gums, or jaw
- Abscesses (a painful pocket of pus in the gum around the base of the tooth)
- Facial swelling
- Infected gums
- Numbness in the jaw
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Exposed nerves
- A broken or knocked-out tooth
You should call us immediately if you experience more pain than is bearable or exhibit any of the symptoms listed above. We recommend you explain everything you feel in your mouth and what situation caused the issue to help our North Houston Dental team determine whether you should immediately visit our office, make an appointment, or, in some cases, seek emergency room care.
We hope you never find yourself in a dental emergency situation. Gum or tooth soreness usually doesn’t qualify as a dental emergency. However, severe gum or toothache should prompt you to call. As a general rule, you should not have to suffer, but there are inconveniences that do not qualify as true emergencies. During the Covid-19 pandemic, states saw standard dental procedures sidelined and only emergency dental procedures were allowed. While infection rates for this or other outbreaks may limit dental options, the best course of action is to call and have the dental professionals assess what your best course of action is. Generally, these will not be considered emergencies:
- Loose or missing fillings
- Lost or broken crowns and veneers
- A chipped tooth
- Broken braces or retainers
- Removal of foreign objects
Often patients delay their visit to the dental office until the discomfort becomes unbearable, hoping it will resolve itself. Some fear the dental treatment may hurt more than the ailment, but this is almost always incorrect thinking. Relief is in the treatment. Some dental emergencies, such as those associated with swelling, may not be accompanied by pain but are still severe. Delaying treatment can also increase the risk of other health issues, besides complicating your oral health. A phone call assessment can help you find the correct path of treatment.
Restorative Dental Services
As a trusted and reputable North Houston Emergency Dentist, we provide a full range of non-emergency dental services as well that remedy issues:
- Common & surgical tooth extractions
- Root canals
- Broken tooth repair (dental bonding)
- Crowns/bridges fabrication and replacement
- Fix or replace dentures
- Cavities & fillings
- Swollen jaw
- Periodontal Disease treatment
- Laser lesion treatment for cold and canker sores
- Oral prophylaxis
Making a Difference When You Need it Most
We always strive to make a difference. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff, Greenspoint Dental offers a soothing and comforting environment. We keep up-to-date by regularly participating in educational seminars so that we can educate patients on their treatment options and the latest technology provides. Dr. Louis P. Bosse is a specialist in General Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
Our Emergency Dentist in North Houston is readily accessible and will work closely with you to take care of your dental emergency, also assisting with simple insurance and financing processes. If you are ever in doubt about your dental problem, reach out. A phone visit is an appropriate first step in your emergency care. Prompt treatment can stop harsh pain, protect or preserve your teeth and make you feel better. Call us right away at (281) 823-9987. If you have any other queries related to our general and cosmetic dental services, feel free to write to us using this Online Form.