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.
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.
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:
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.
It's impossible to prevent accidents, but you can take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of one causing a dental emergency.
Your semi-annual dental visits help catch infections, gum disease, and tooth decay before they take hold and cause severe problems.
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.
Your teeth are designed to chew food; not open bottles, crunch ice, or any other activity that puts your teeth needlessly at risk.
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.