Do You Experience Tooth Pain?
Emergency Dental Exams
Dental emergencies can be sudden and can be painful; we understand this, and we welcome walk-ins for evaluation. Dental emergencies may include:
- Tooth Pain
- Broken tooth or filling
- Abscess/infection related to tooth infection.
- Swollen gums
- Sharp or consistent pain in the mouth.
As emergency dentists in Katy, TX, please call us at (281) 769-5556 or schedule online using the “Request an Appointment” button in the above banner to schedule an emergency exam appointment.
Root Canal Therapy
If the nerve of the tooth becomes infected, the infection can spread through the tooth and the rest of the body, putting your health at risk. Tooth decay usually is the main reason why the nerve becomes infected but other causes such as, trauma and cracked teeth can also cause the nerve to be infected. A root canal is necessary to clean the inside of the tooth (removing infected nervous tissue) to preserve the tooth so that you can chew again.
Sometimes, teeth that cannot be saved because of severe decay or other damages will need to be removed. Once the tooth is removed there are options for replacement; we can help you explore options that meet your needs.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth can cause pain. Some wisdom teeth can grow sideways and may affect neighboring teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth are best removed before major problem occurs.
Bone grafts are ideally done after tooth extractions so that the socket is preserved. In a nutshell, Bone material is placed in the ‘hole’ of the pulled tooth to keep the same height and width for a future implant. Bone graft also keeps the bone of neighboring teeth healthy.
Accidents can happen! If a tooth is knocked out due to injury:
- Pick up the tooth (white part), do not touch the root.
- Wash it briefly (~10 seconds) in cold running water and push the tooth back into the socket.
- If you cannot place the tooth back into the socket, place the tooth in a glass of milk or a special storage solution (Hanks Balanced Salt Solution) or even saline. Please do not store the tooth in water.
Call us at (281) 769-5556 for an appointment immediately but no more than 2 hours; time determines the prognosis of the knocked-out tooth.