Emergency Dentistry

Katy Trails Family Dentistry

Kristopher Oroz, DDS

General Family Dentistry located in Katy, TX

Whether you're a child or adult, dental emergencies can be frightening. And when accident or injury strikes, seeking fast treatment can prevent tooth loss, extreme pain, and long-term dental health problems. But what should you do if you can't get a dental appointment? Kristopher Oroz, DDS, and his team at Katy Trails Family Dentistry in Katy, Texas, offer emergency dentistry when you need it most. If you have a dental emergency, call the practice as soon as possible.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

If you're ever in a situation where you need immediate dental treatment that can't wait until the next available appointment, you need emergency dentistry. 

Emergency dentistry covers all dental services that fall outside of routine checkups or non-serious issues — situations that could cause you to lose a tooth, develop an infection, or experience other worsening dental problems if you don't receive medical help immediately.

Successful emergency dentistry depends on fast treatment. If you have a dental emergency, call Katy Trails Family Dentistry straight away.

What are the signs you need emergency dentistry?

Not every accident or tooth pain requires emergency dentistry — some can wait for 24-48 hours until your dentist can see you. In some cases, however, delaying treatment can have serious consequences. Make an appointment with Dr. Oroz immediately if you experience the following:

  • Mouth injury
  • A lost tooth
  • A loose tooth
  • Gum infection
  • Swollen or bulging gums
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • A lost filling or crown
  • Broken or cracked tooth

You may also need emergency dentistry if you experience sudden, intense mouth pain, even if the cause isn't clear. If, however, your mouth pain is caused by a head injury, be sure to visit your nearest emergency room to make sure you're okay before arranging dental treatment.

How can you avoid emergency dentistry?

It's impossible to prevent accidents, but you can take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of one causing a dental emergency.

Attend twice-yearly checkups

Your semi-annual dental visits help catch infections, gum disease, and tooth decay before they take hold and cause severe problems. 

Use protective equipment

Some activities or careers have a high risk of facial injury. Always use the recommended protective equipment, which may include mouth shields, face masks, and helmets.

Use teeth for chewing food only

Your teeth are designed to chew food; not open bottles, crunch ice, or any other activity that puts your teeth needlessly at risk.

Prepare before extended time away

If you're going to be away from home for several weeks or even months, make sure you schedule a dental appointment before you go so that Dr. Oroz can minimize the risk of any preventable problems occurring while you're gone. 

When you partner with Dr. Oroz and the team at Katy Trails Family Dentistry, you receive expert dental care when you need it most. Reach out through the website, or for immediate attention, call the practice.