Emergency Dentistry – Garland, TX
Reliable, Same-Day Emergency Dentistry
In the midst of a dental emergency, it can be difficult to think clearly and make the best decisions for your oral health. That’s why we recommend calling our trustworthy team at Janet Mason, DDS for first-aid guidance and so we can schedule a same-day emergency examination for you. Our team is friendly and reliable, and with over 30 years of experience under her belt, Dr. Mason has helped treat practically every urgent oral health need under the sun by offering emergency dentistry in Garland, TX.
Why Choose Janet Mason, DDS
for Emergency Dentistry?
- Sedation Dentistry Available
- We Accept Dental Insurance
- Friendly & Compassionate Dental Team
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
The first step you should always take if you have a dental emergency that doesn’t require emergency room care is to contact our dental office and we’ll schedule a same-day examination for you when possible. Before you reach our dental office, you can follow the steps that we’ve outlined below to help make you more comfortable and prepare you for your visit.
Toothaches are sometimes a sign of an infection that has developed within the inner chamber of the tooth. To ease the pain, you might take an over-the-counter medication or place a cold compress on the outside of your face for 10-minute increments.
Retrieve the broken-off portion of your tooth and rinse it under cool water. Store it in a container and bring it to your appointment. To keep the damaged tooth from scraping or irritating the inside of your mouth, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over it.
Time is of the essence, so quickly retrieve your knocked-out tooth, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface and rinse it under water. Store it in a sealable container filled with milk or salt water to keep it viable, and don’t forget to bring it to your appointment.
Lost Filling/Dental Crown
If you’re able to find your lost restoration, you can rinse it off and temporarily place it back onto your tooth using a dab of denture adhesive or toothpaste. However, you’ll need to have it professionally repaired or replaced to keep an infection from developing.
Head, neck, and jaw pain are often a side-effect of bruxism, or nightly teeth grinding. To help ease the strain on your jaw joints and facial muscles as well as protect your teeth, we can fabricate you a durable protective nightguard.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Although it’s impossible to completely prevent dental emergencies, there are several protective measures you can take to reduce your risk of ending up in your emergency dentist’s treatment chair:
- Visit our team every six months for a checkup and cleaning
- Protect your teeth from grinding and clenching
- Wear a sportsguard if you participate in athletics
- Maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Stay hydrated with water
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of your emergency dental visit will depend on a few different factors, including whether you require sedation, what type of treatment you need, and your dental insurance coverage. During your examination, Dr. Mason will discuss her diagnosis and treatment recommendations with you in detail before moving forward with any procedures. That way, you can make an informed decision and navigate any financial barriers easily. We offer financing to help with your emergency and to help you get out of pain. CareCredit financing may be a 3, 5, or 12-month financing payment plan and may have little to no interest.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are highly misunderstood procedures. Instead of relieving pain, many patients are under the impression that root canals cause it, which just isn’t true! This treatment can actually cure patients’ severe toothaches that are caused by infections by removing the damaged pulp within the tooth. After sanitizing the inside of the tooth and making sure that no harmful bacteria linger, Dr. Mason will restore its structure using a substance called gutta percha and protect and strengthen the tooth with a customized dental crown.
Dr. Mason and our team understand that there’s no comparable alternative to a natural tooth, which is why we never suggest tooth extractions unless there’s no other option to either preserve your oral health or relieve your discomfort. Fortunately, Dr. Mason offers several custom-tailored tooth replacement solutions, so you won’t have to go with a gap in your smile for very long.