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Emergency Dentistry – Spring, TX

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Woman in pain holding faceYour child comes in from playing, and before they even say anything, you can tell something is wrong. As soon as they start speaking, you notice a huge gap in their teeth that wasn’t there before. There has obviously been an accident, and as you’re looking at your child, you’re wondering what to do next. What’s the best thing you can do to help save their smile and relieve their pain?

The answer is simple: call Dream Smile Team.

When you call us with a dental emergency, we’ll do everything we can to see you as quickly as possible. We’ll even make same-day appointments! Our team will talk you through basic first-aid over the phone, and when you make it to our dental office, you won’t wait, we’ll bring you straight back to a treatment room for pain-relieving emergency dentistry in Spring, TX.

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Should You Call 911 for a Dental Emergency?

While many people may be tempted to call 911 during a dental emergency, most of the time, that is not the right thing to do. Most emergency rooms/clinics simply don’t have the training, equipment, or personnel to handle urgent dental care. Often, dental patients simply end up waiting behind more urgent patients or get sent to a dental office anyway. When you need professional dental care fast, the best thing for you to do is call Dr. Clifton Baldwin.

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When Should I Call My Emergency Dentist?

In any of these situations, you should stop whatever you are doing and call us immediately:

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Hopefully, you’ll never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, you now have a plan. That plan is Dream Smile Team, and with our expertise, we’ll be able to get you through those stressful moments and make sure that you’re smiling on the other end.

To learn more about how you can avoid a dental emergency altogether, simply contact our dental office today. We proudly accept emergency patients from Spring, Klein, Avonak, and Tomball, TX.

Emergency Dentistry FAQ’s

Because a dental emergency can sometimes happen without any warning, it’s best to be as prepared as possible. It starts with having the right information so you can act accordingly. To help out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions Dr. Baldwin has been asked through the years. Even after being armed with more knowledge, it’s important to be calm and collected in these tenuous moments so that you can make the right decisions.

What’s considered a dental emergency?

To prevent falsely assuming that you have a dental emergency on your hands, here are some of the common indicators:

When should I go to the hospital?

In most cases, a dental emergency can be treated at our Spring office. However, there are some exceptions, such as bleeding that continues for more than 10 minutes and a broken jaw. Either situation is time-sensitive, so you should immediately head to the emergency room to receive the care you need.

When is root canal therapy needed?

Typically, the type of dental emergency that requires a root canal is one that has been long-developing and has reached a crescendo point where there is intense pain. This is usually the result of dental decay that has reached the sensitive inner area where the nerves are housed, which requires root canal therapy to remove the encroaching bacteria and restore the tooth.

Do I need to receive emergency dental care immediately?

Because a dental emergency won’t right itself and will only get worse if not treated, it’s of the utmost importance to receive emergency dental care immediately. This is especially important if one of your teeth is dislodged. There is a brief window for Dr. Baldwin to reattach the tooth in its proper place, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Will my dental insurance cover dental emergencies?

One of the main reasons of maintaining dental insurance is to have some form of coverage in the event that you have a dental emergency. However, all insurance holders are different, so for specific details about what will be covered, you’ll need to review your plan. When you contact our office, one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to file your insurance claims so that you can shift your focus to making a full recovery.

If you’re confronted with any form of dental trauma or you have more dental emergency FAQ’s that you need answered, we’re more than happy to be of assistance.

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