Dental Emergencies

Serving Dallas, TX and the Surrounding Areas

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect and can cause considerable pain and discomfort. If you ever bite into hard food and break a tooth or suffer a blow to your face playing sports, don’t panic. The Illinois Family Dentistry team is here to relieve your pain and help restore your healthy smile.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are situations requiring urgent dental care to relieve severe dental pain, save a tooth, treat an infection, or stop bleeding. Common dental emergencies include toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, a loose or knocked-out tooth, a lost filling or crown, broken dentures, jaw pain, something stuck between two teeth, and gum, lip, or tongue injury.

When Should I Call for Emergency Dental Care?

If you believe you or a loved one are dealing with a dental emergency, contact Illinois Family Dentistry immediately. Our team will offer advice and guide you on what to do next. We always do our best to accommodate dental emergencies. We offer same-day, late, and even Saturday emergency appointments to provide you with prompt relief.

For after-hours dental emergencies, please fill out an appointment request form through our website or call and leave a voice message. We will contact you first thing on the following business day to schedule the earliest available dental appointment.

Note: If you have a life-threatening emergency or severe bleeding from the mouth that won’t stop, call 911 or head to your nearest hospital emergency room for assistance.

What Can I Expect During an Emergency Visit?

We will start with an exam and may take x-ray images to determine the underlying causes of your pain or the extent of tooth damage. We will look for signs of gum tissue infection or inflammation, exposed nerves, damaged wisdom teeth, or lost restorations. We will create a custom treatment plan to address your urgent needs and provide prompt relief.

Before starting any treatment, we will numb the affected area with a local anesthetic. The treatment we recommend will depend on your unique needs. If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, we may recommend root canal therapy. If you’ve knocked out a permanent tooth, we’ll do everything we can to replant it successfully. We always aim to save a damaged tooth and restore its form and function.

In some cases, extracting a damaged tooth is our only option to relieve your pain and prevent complications. Depending on the location of the affected tooth, we may recommend a tooth replacement option, such as a bridge or dental implant. If a wisdom tooth is the source of the problem, it will need to be extracted. If you need to have a tooth pulled out, you can count on our team for exceptional, gentle care.

Emergency Dental Care Near Me in Dallas, TX

If you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, contact Illinois Family Dentistry at 469-809-1919 to schedule an appointment. Our compassionate team will do everything possible to provide pain relief or save a damaged tooth. Your comfort and well-being are always our topmost priorities!