Toothaches and broken teeth seem to happen at the worst of times! That’s why our team is trained to treat emergencies as quickly as possible, usually on the same day. We also know how hard it can be to take time off work or school, so we offer convenient extended hours
- Emergencies seen almost always same day
- Convenient appointments – early mornings, late evenings, and Saturdays appointments available
- Multiple doctors available who cover each other’s emergencies, so help is only a phone call away
At Friendswood Family Dental, our priority is to take care of your dental emergency right away, almost always within a few hours. We set aside time in our schedule for last minute emergencies, because we know broken teeth and toothaches always seem to happen at the worst times!
We are happy to see ALL patients, whether you are an existing patient or are brand new to the practice and need help right now. Our patients love the fact that we are here for them, and that help is only a phone call away. And with our extended early morning, late evening, and weekend hours, you don’t have to miss work or school to take care of your oral health.When you call us with an emergency our top priority is to get you out of pain as safely and comfortably so that you can get back to your family and work as soon as possible.
Virtually all types of treatment can be completed in our office, and with our experienced expertly trained doctors and extended hours, fast help is only a phone call away!
A First Aid Guide to Dental Emergencies
Cut or Bitten Mouth: Apply wrapped ice to bruised area. If bleeding, apply gentle pressure with clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding doesn’t stop after 10-15 minutes, or if heavy and can’t be controlled by pressure, go to nearest emergency room or under care center.
Permanent Tooth Knocked Out: Quickly locate the tooth and pick it up carefully, touching the crown (top) and not the root if possible. Rinse the tooth if needed, but don’t clean or handle it unnecessarily. If the tooth is whole (not broken or cracked), gently reinsert it in its socket. Hold the tooth in place by biting down on clean gauze or cloth. If you can’t reinsert it, transport it in a cup of milk or water. This helps keep the root alive until you can see us. Timeliness is crucial to help save the tooth!
Broken Tooth: Rinse dirt or debris from injured area with clean, warm water. Place a cold compress over injured area of face. Find and save any pieces of broken tooth you can. See us IMMEDIATELY.
Toothache or Sore Gums: Thoroughly clean around sore area. Rinse by swishing warm salt water and/or try to dislodge trapped food or debris with dental floss. Don’t put aspirin directly on teeth or gums, but do take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen to help ease the pain until you can see us. If your face is swollen, apply a cold compress or bag of frozen peas.
Possible Broken Jaw: Try to keep the jaw from moving by using a towel, tie, or handkerchief. Get to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center.
Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out: Have child bite down on clean, folded gauze or cloth over the bleeding area for 15 minutes. Repeat once if necessary, but call Clarence Street Dental Group if bleeding continues.
Cold Sores/Canker Sores: Usually over-the-counter preparations bring relief until sores heal. Because some serious diseases can begin as sores, let us know if sores worsen and/or persist.