Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Moderna Dental Studio

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Farmers Branch, TX

If you fall and lose a permanent tooth, or you develop a severe toothache that won’t respond to over-the-counter pain medication, don’t wait to seek emergency dental care. At Moderna Dental Studio, Noah Cruz, DDS, and Mayra Estrada, DDS, offer emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Farmers Branch, Texas, call, walk in during normal business hours, or click the online booking tool today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides prompt diagnosis and treatment of serious, but not life-threatening, oral health problems.

If you lose a tooth or damage a dental restoration, it’s important to contact the team at Moderna Dental Studio. Making it to the practice within an hour of your first symptoms could mean the difference between preserving your smile or needing to undergo oral surgery.

What are some issues that can benefit from emergency dentistry?

The team at Moderna Dental Studio uses emergency dentistry to treat a variety of common oral health issues, including:

  • Chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth
  • Deep decay
  • Oral abscesses and tumors
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Broken or lost dental restorations
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Crowding
  • Foreign objects lodged between teeth

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you get hit in the mouth while playing sports or in an automobile accident. 

If I need emergency dental care, what should I do?

If you need emergency dental care, the team at Moderna Dental Studio recommends:

Knocked-out tooth

If one of your teeth is knocked out, pick it up by the crown, and rinse it off in tap water. Try to put the tooth back in the socket, but if it wobbles around, tuck it inside your cheek or place it in a glass of milk. Then, call Moderna Dental Studio.

Severe toothache

If you develop a severe toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm water and take over-the-counter pain medication. Continue to brush and floss as normal, but do so gently around the tooth. If the pain persists for more than a day or two, call the team right away.

Broken dental restoration

If you break a restoration like a crown or bridge, carefully pick up the pieces, rinse them off, and put them in a plastic bag. Then, call Moderna Dental Studio.

Bleeding that won’t stop

If you cut your tongue or lip and it won’t stop bleeding, rinse out your mouth with warm water and put a piece of clean gauze over the wound. Gently press down on the gauze to apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, contact the team at Moderna Dental Studio right away.

Can I prevent a dental emergency?

You can lower the risk of a dental emergency by practicing good oral hygiene. The team at Moderna Dental Studio recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting the office two times a year for an oral exam and professional cleaning.

To ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy, avoid bad habits like nail-biting, chewing on ice, or opening objects with your teeth. 

If you need emergency dentistry, contact the team at Moderna Dental Studio by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.