At Millennium Smiles, we understand dental emergencies happen at any time, typically the worst time for you. We don’t want you to be in pain any longer than you have to be. We plan for emergencies for both existing and new patients. Dr. Korous leaves room open on her schedule specifically for emergency visits.
Call (972) 987-4899 to schedule your same-day emergency visit.
What is a dental emergency?
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Whether it’s from sports or a fall, chipped, broken or damaged teeth are one of the most common dental emergencies we see. Give us a call immediately.
Lost Filling or Crown
A missing filling or crown can cause a lot of discomfort, especially when you’re trying to eat or drink. In many cases, we can use our advanced same-day crown technology to make you a new crown while you wait.
Severe Tooth Pain
If you have a cavity that’s grown so large is has reached a nerve, you could experience severe toothache. This cavity can easily lead to infection and should be treated right away. Other symptoms include swollen cheeks, jaw, or neck.
For young adults and teenagers, it’s common for wisdom teeth that are trying to erupt to create a small pocket in your gums. This pocket is a perfect breeding ground for a bacterial infection. The infection will require antibiotics to clear up and can be very painful until treated.
What should you do before you come into the office?
A toothache can indicate a range of possible dental concerns. If you are suffering with sudden tooth pain, contact our office and we will schedule a visit. An over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen may help to ease the pain. DO NOT apply anything directly to the affected tooth surface.
Object Caught In Teeth
In the event of food particles or an object lodged between teeth, gently use dental floss to try and remove it. NEVER use a sharp object or anything other than dental floss to avoid damaging the teeth or gums. If you are unable to remove the object, call our office immediately.
If a child has a very loose primary (baby) tooth, gently remove it to avoid inhaling or swallowing the tooth. If an older child has a loose permanent tooth as a result of an accident, contact our office immediately.
Knocked Out Tooth
If a tooth is accidentally knocked out, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment. Pick up the tooth by the crown (top of the tooth), rinse with warm water and place in a clean container of milk.