Emergency Dentistry in El Paso, Texas
If you have suffered a trauma, accident, or injury to the mouth, you may need to seek emergency dental care. Walter L. Tippin DDS, Paul Apilado DDS, Inc, in El Paso offers emergency dental services to relieve you of pain and other oral ailments that require immediate attention.
Reasons for Emergency Dentistry
There are a variety of reasons you may need to seek out emergency dental services. Often, emergency dentistry is necessary when an accident has occurred and caused damage to your mouth and teeth. Treating the area promptly is crucial to prevent prolonged suffering caused by an untreated injury.
Severe tooth pain or toothache, a chipped or broken tooth, a swollen jaw, lost fillings, and crown repair, sore gums, root canal therapy, a lost tooth are all reasons for seeking emergency dentistry. Any severe, unexplained pain in your mouth should be checked by a dentist as soon as possible to make sure that the pain is not indicative of a larger or more serious problem. Our dental team members are experts at diagnosing oral health problems. Our goal is to ease your pain and treat its root cause, not just the symptoms, all while providing comfortable care.
If you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth and you have not lost it, attempt to keep the tooth moist. Avoid using tap water as it can damage the roots of teeth. If there is no danger of swallowing the tooth, the best method of keeping the tooth viable is to keep it in the mouth. If you are worried about accidentally swallowing the tooth, keeping the tooth in a glass of milk may also keep the tooth viable long enough to have the dentist place it back in its place.
If you have swelling in your gums or jaw, apply ice to the affected area and seek emergency dental services. Broken jaws also require emergency dental visits. Soft tissue injuries that bleed excessively and do not stop bleeding after applying pressure may require an emergency visit to your dentist’s office. Stitches may need to be administered for larger or deeper wounds.
If you experience oral trauma or acute pain, Walter L. Tippin DDS, Paul Apilado DDS, Inc, may offer extended hours to treat you. We guarantee we will see you at the earliest available time. Call us to schedule an emergency appointment or visit our office in person.