Emergency Dentist – Dallas, TX

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When you’re in the midst of a dental emergency, it can be difficult to know what to do and make the right choices to preserve your oral health. Dr. Henry Campbell is dedicated to preserving and restoring his patients’ oral health. If you find yourself dealing with a severe toothache, broken tooth, lost filling, or anything wrong with your oral health that seems like it needs urgent attention, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your emergency dentist in Carrollton. Time is of the essence in these situations, so remember to act fast and contact us as soon as possible! 

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Knowing what to do in the middle of a dental dilemma could be the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Traumatic damage can potentially cause serious problems for your oral health down the road, which is why it’s so important to take care of as soon as it happens. If you find yourself in a stressful situation not knowing what to do, contact us so we can help walk you through it. In the meantime, here are some recommendations in case you find yourself facing any of the following emergencies.

Toothaches

This can be caused by a number of issues, so before you call us up, be sure to try brushing and flossing to remove any lodged food debris that could be causing your pain. Afterward, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. If your pain persists, contact us immediately, because your tooth could be infected. You can use over-the-counter pain medication to help control the discomfort until you’re able to get to us, but don’t put aspirin against your gum. If you notice swelling, place an icepack on the outside of your mouth.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

Be sure to save any pieces of your tooth that have broken off and rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to clear away any debris. For bleeding, place gauze over the area until the blood clots and stops. To keep swelling down and help relieve your pain, place a cold compress on the outside of your cheek.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Pick up your tooth immediately by holding it by its biting surface, no the root. Rinse it off by running it under water if it’s dirty, being sure not to scrub it. It’s important to keep the tooth moist, so if you’re able to, place it back in its socket. If you can’t, place it in a glass of milk or between your gums and cheek. Time is of the essence, and your dentist in Carrollton, Dr. Campbell has a greater chance of reattaching it if you’re able to get to us within the hour of the accident.

Lost Filling/Crown

If you’ve lost a restoration, you can place a piece of sugar-free gum over the area or use an over-the-counter dental cement from your local pharmacy to protect your tooth from further damage. Call us to schedule an appointment so we can repair your restoration and protect your tooth from harmful oral bacteria.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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When you visit Dr. Campbell for your semi-annual checkups and cleanings, we can help prevent the small issues from turning into emergencies by diagnosing and treating them early. We focus on providing our patients with preventive care to help preserve their smiles for years to come.

We recommend brushing at least twice each day and flossing every day to regulate the number of oral bacteria in your mouth, prevent enamel erosion, and clear away any plaque built up throughout the day. We can also help fortify your oral health and prevent future dental emergencies by providing you services such as fluoride treatments, digital X-rays, and gum exams.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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Every smile and dental emergency is different, so the best way to learn the cost of treatment is to visit us so we can diagnose your problem. We will be more than happy to help you learn whether your dental insurance benefits will cover a portion or all of your treatment.

Our office offers outside financing through LendingClub, Citi Health, and Care Credit. Dr. Campbell doesn’t want any patient to have to put their oral health on the backburner because of their financial situation, which is why he also offers personalized payment plants with a pay-by-appointment schedule. This way, you won’t have to break your monthly budget due to unforeseeable circumstances.

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