Emergency Dental Care in South Fort Worth
Knowledgeable, Gentle Emergency Treatment
If you or your family member experience a dental emergency, we can usually see you on the same day. We set aside slots during the day to accommodate emergencies, and we will provide you with pain control on an immediate basis.
Existing patients can reach us after hours for emergencies.
Conditions That Constitute a Dental Emergency
If you are experiencing any of the following issues you should call our office right away:
- Tooth has been knocked-out
- Persistent toothache
- Your tooth has broken
- A cracked tooth
- Your jaw might be broken
Helpful Tips for Dental Emergencies
Below you will find some helpful tips if you have had an accident or are in pain.
Toothache: Rinse out your mouth using warm water, not cold, and gently floss to remove any food particles. You can apply a cold compress to the area if there is any swelling.
A lost filling: You can create a temporary seal for the tooth using sugarless gum or an over-the-counter dental repair cement from your local drugstore.
Broken tooth: Try to save all of the broken pieces. Rinse mouth with warm, not cold, water to remove any fragments. You can apply a cold compress to help with swelling.
Dental abscess: Call our office immediately. Dental abscesses can lead to serious infection if untreated. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water, using ½ teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water. Repeat as needed.
A loose crown: Crowns can sometimes be temporarily repaired at home. You will need to prepare the inside of the crown with toothpaste, denture adhesive or an over-the-counter dental cement. Then, carefully try to slip the crown back over your tooth. You should come into the office as soon as possible so the doctor can properly affix your crown.
To make an appointment, call 817‑241‑2820 or click here to request an appointment online.