Dental emergencies seem to occur at all hours of the day and night, often when your dentist is not available. During a dental emergency a hospital emergency room is actually not the best choice of a place to seek relief. A better option is our emergency dentist in Round Rock at Martin Endodontics, who is trained and highly experienced to handle all dental emergencies from painful toothaches to teeth that have been dislodged or even completely knocked out.
A tooth that has been knocked out is referred to as avulsed and it requires special and immediate attention. If an injury causes one of your teeth to be completely knocked out there are a couple of things you should do. The first thing is to call our emergency dentist in Round Rock to let the doctor know that you have an emergency and get specific instructions from him. It is important to keep the avulsed tooth moist, which helps to keep the tooth viable. If possible, put it back into the socket, this can be done by holding the tooth by the top and avoiding the roots while gently pushing the tooth back into place and then holding a soft clean cloth against the tooth until you get to our office to keep it in place. If you cannot place the tooth back in its socket you can even put the tooth in milk or a glass of water (add a pinch of salt) to keep it moist.
Our emergency dentist in Round Rock will try to reposition the tooth in its proper place in the socket and may start root canal treatment based upon the stage of root development. The length of time the tooth was out of your mouth and the way the tooth was stored may influence the type of treatment you receive and how successful the outcome. Our goal is to do everything that we can to save the tooth and prepare it for whatever further restoration is necessary and at the same time relieve and discomfort or pain the patient is experiencing. If you experience an injury or dental emergency please call our office at once.