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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Baytown TX

If you get hit in the mouth and lose a permanent tooth or develop a severe toothache, don’t wait to seek out emergency dentistry. The sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you are to experience potentially serious complications. At Baytown Gentle Dental, general dentist Ashraf Seif, DDS, and the team offer emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Baytown, Texas, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides same-day care (whenever possible) for potentially serious oral health problems and injuries. If you or a loved one experiences oral trauma or experiences another issue that causes pain or difficulty biting and chewing, make an appointment at Baytown Gentle Dental right away.

Early intervention and treatment can limit the pain, prevent infection from spreading, and preserve your teeth and gums for years to come.

What conditions does emergency dentistry treat?

At Baytown Gentle Dental, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Damaged or lost dental restorations
  • Damaged dentures
  • Oral abscesses
  • Severe toothaches
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you get something lodged between your teeth, like a toothpick or another foreign object.

Why might I need emergency dentistry?

If you live an active lifestyle, you’re more likely to experience a dental emergency. Activities like playing contact sports, riding bikes, or working a physically demanding job increase the risk of trauma to your teeth and gums. 

Other factors that might result in a dental emergency include chipping your tooth on a cup or a glass bottle, biting down on a hard object like a popcorn kernel or an ice cube, or using your teeth to open plastic packaging. 

How do I know if an oral health problem is a true emergency?

Not all oral health problems require an immediate trip to the dentist. If you develop a minor toothache or your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, try taking over-the-counter medication or rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater. If your symptoms persist or interfere with your daily routine, contact the team at Baytown Gentle Dental right away.

What happens during an emergency dentistry appointment?

At Baytown Gentle Dental, an emergency dentistry appointment begins with an oral exam, oral X-rays, and a discussion of your symptoms. After gathering the necessary information, your provider develops a custom care plan that relieves the pain and restores your smile as quickly as possible. 

To receive emergency dentistry in a warm, welcoming environment, make an appointment at Baytown Gentle Dental by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.