Your dental needs don’t always follow a set schedule. Surprises and sudden issues can arise at any time. When this happens, you need to have access to an emergency dentist. Fortunately, at Lovett Dental Beaumont, we offer a wide range of emergency dental services. For example, we can repair chipped teeth or perform emergency root canals. Our goal is to get you the treatment you need to put your mind at ease and keep your oral health top-notch. If a dental emergency arises, do not wait to get help. Waiting or ignoring an issue can lead to more severe problems. Call our office at 409-924-8100 for assistance. Walk-ins are welcome!

emergency dentist explaining procedureSwelling or Abscess

If your gums hurt or begin to swell, see your dentist right away because gum pain or swelling can be symptoms of an abscess forming in gum tissue or the root of a tooth. There are many reasons why gums can swell and become painful. The only way to identify the underlying cause is a thorough exam by your dentist.

If the abscess ruptures, you may experience a sudden rush of foul-smelling and foul-tasting fluid from the swollen or painful area. Rinse your mouth with warm water immediately.

Chipped, Broken, or Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth, it may be possible to reattach the pieces to your tooth. If you’ve knocked out a tooth, you have between one and two hours to re-implant the tooth. But only your dentist can tell you for sure, so your first step always needs to be contacting your Lovett Dental Beaumont dentist. Then, take the following steps:

  • Remember to take the pieces with you when you seek emergency dental services.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it and apply gauze to the area. Use firm pressure to stop the bleeding. Try to find the chipped or broken tooth pieces right away.
  • When the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the injured area to minimize swelling. If bleeding does not stop after ten minutes of constant, firm pressure, see your dentist or go to the emergency room.
  • Save the tooth’s pieces and gently rinse with warm water.
  • Place the pieces in a small container and cover them with milk, water, a pinch of salt, or saliva from the injured person.

When teeth are damaged in this way, it’s important to stay calm. It’s understandable to be worried, but panicking is never the answer. Our team at Lovett Dental Beaumont is experienced and compassionate. We can help you or a loved one remain calm and immediately get the help necessary to restore your oral health. We’re able to help adults, young adults, adolescents, and children, no matter the issue. Our family dentistry is comprehensive.

Lost Filling or Crown

If a dental filling or crown is knocked out or otherwise lost, you can relieve pain caused by air in contact with the exposed part of your tooth using clove oil (available over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets). Just dip a cotton swab in clove oil and apply it to the exposed part of your tooth. Putting an ice pack on your face over the area that hurts also may relieve the pain and swelling. Schedule an appointment with Lovett Dental Beaumont to replace a lost or broken dental crown.

For Emergency Dental Services, Contact Lovett Dental Beaumont

Whenever you need an emergency dentist, Lovett Dental Beaumont is available. Not only do we offer the emergency dental services you need but a wide range of general dental services that can help you maintain good oral health, such as:

Call Lovett Dental Beaumont at 409-924-8100 to schedule an appointment for emergency dental services today.