Emergency Dentistry – Texas City, TX
Fast & Reliable Emergency Care
When a dental emergency strikes, it can be hard to think clearly. Thankfully, if you live in Texas City, you only need to remember one thing: call Stephen C. Hale, DDS. We’ll let you know what to do over the phone if you’re dealing with a toothache or dental injury, and if needed, we’ll schedule to see you the same day so we can take care of the problem right away with emergency dentistry in Texas City, TX.
Why Choose Stephen C. Hale, DDS for Emergency Dentistry?
- Trusted by Texas City Since 1983
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments
- Soothing Dental Sedation Available
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
You should always give us a call if you even think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, as acting fast allows us to intervene and schedule an appointment before the problem becomes worse. In the meantime, however, here are a few things you can do to take control of the situation yourself:
Rinse and floss around the tooth to remove debris, and if the pain continues, take an OTC medication like ibuprofen. If the toothache is due to an infection that has reached the interior of a tooth, we’ll need to perform a root canal.
Recover the broken piece of the tooth and remember to bring it to our dental office. While we’re able to repair most teeth, if the enamel is too forgone, we may need to extract the tooth.
Try to come see us within an hour of the incident. The tooth needs to remain moist to stay alive, so hold it under your tongue or store it in a container in either milk or saltwater.
If you still have the restoration, try to place it back onto the tooth temporarily with a dab of toothpaste. While this kind of problem might not cause pain initially, you need to come see us soon for a full repair before the tooth develops an infection or damage.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Always wear a mouthguard when playing sports.
- Don’t use your teeth to open packages.
- Be careful when eating very hard or sticky foods.
- Try not to chew on items like ice, pens, pencils, fingernails, etc.
- Brush and floss every day.
- Come see us for regular checkups so we can spot a small problem before it turns into an emergency.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of emergency care is always different from patient to patient and depends on the type and extent of the injury. Before we provide treatment, we’ll discuss all pricing information so you’ll know what to expect when it’s time to pay. We’ll also make sure to use your insurance benefits where applicable to help you save as much as possible.