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Emergency Dentist – Allen, TX

We Help Patients Overcome Dental Pain

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Dr. Maria Shahdad has over a decade of experience leading the team at DFW Absolute Dental in helping patients respond to dental emergencies. Residents of Allen, Texas know they can turn to us for personalized care in a state-of-the-art facility.

Whether you have had a tooth knocked loose playing backyard football or a dental infection is causing you severe pain, we can provide the immediate and attentive care you need – often on the very same day that you give us a call!

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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If you experience a dental emergency, you should not hesitate to pick up the phone and call our experienced and able team at DFW Absolute Dental.

What counts as a dental emergency? There are two general categories: a sudden accident or injury to the mouth, or a longer-term infection or toothache.

Both types of dental emergencies can be painful and scary – however, it is important that you do not panic. Instead, try to follow these steps below to prevent further damage and ease the pain until you can see an emergency dentist in Allen.

Toothaches

Mix a warm mouthwash by dissolving a small spoonful of salt into hot water. Use this solution to clean your mouth and relieve irritation. Severe damage or infection may need to be treated with root canal therapy.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. If you can collect any broken tooth pieces, rinse and store them in a secure container and bring them with you to our dental office.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Holding your tooth carefully by the crown, try to place it back in its original socket. If you cannot, place the tooth in a small, secure plastic container with some milk and immediately come see us.

Lost Filling or Crown

Try to clean the crown or filling and slip it back into place over your tooth. Tooth “cement”– available in most pharmacies – denture adhesive or even petroleum jelly can help hold the filling or crown in place temporarily. If your restoration is completely lost, apply dental cement directly on the surface of your tooth to protect and seal the area. This is only a temporary fix, so be sure to give us a call soon after!

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Practicing excellent oral hygiene at home and regularly seeing a dentist in Allen for a preventive checkup can help you avoid infections that result in dental emergencies.

However, not all dental emergencies can be prevented, especially those caused by collisions or other unpredictable accidents. To reduce the risk of these types of dental emergencies, follow these precautions:

  • Chew Carefully – Avoid chewing hard foods that can easily crack a tooth, such as popcorn kernels, hard candies or even ice cubes.
  • Protect Your Teeth – If you play contact sports, always wear a protective mouthguard.
  • Use Tools Not Teeth – Do not use your teeth to tear open packaging, even if it’s just a small bag of chips. Grab a pair of scissors instead!

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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The consequences of every dental emergency are different, so the treatment costs will vary depending on your unique situation. However, treating dental emergencies in the moment will always cost less than trying to fight through the pain and allowing the problem to worsen over time.

If you suffer a dental emergency, do not wait to contact our team at DFW Absolute Dental. Dr. Maria Shahdad will be able to evaluate your unique circumstances, provide an accurate price estimate and – most importantly – deliver you the care you need.