Emergency Dental Care Overview
Any type of dental emergency requires prompt attention to save your oral health from further damage and restore comfort to your smile. At Made Ya Smile Dental, our team of caring dentists has over 30 years of experience in treating all types of dental emergencies, including broken teeth or fillings, loose bridges or crowns, soft tissue injuries, and knocked-out teeth (avulsion). We understand that dental emergencies can cause a great deal of stress and leave time in our daily schedule to accommodate unexpected treatment needs when they arise. If you or a family member has a dental emergency, we strive to see you as soon as possible, typically on the same day.
Whether your dental emergency happens unexpectedly or is the result of a sports injury or accident, our team is here when you need us. We place dental emergencies as a top priority and are highly skilled at providing the efficient, timely care you need to restore your oral health. Even if your emergency occurs after-hours or over the weekend, a member of our team can provide instructions on how to care for your condition until we can meet you at our office for treatment. Please do not wait to seek care as some emergencies, like knocked-out teeth, require urgent dental care and timely treatment. Contact our Sugar Land, TX family practice right away if a dental emergency has impacted you or a member of your family, and we will get you in to see Dr. Joe Prasifka or Dr. Trey Nguyen as soon as we can.
Emergency Dental Care Reviews
"The staff here is awesome! I visited for emergency dental work with my son at the time he was 14 months and running around like a mad man! They were so nice and sweet to him... At first I was a bit shy and embarrassed by his erratic behavior on that day, but they embraced him as if he were one of their own... By the time we left everyone in there knew his name and wanted to babysit! LOL... Anywho, the dental work that was performed was great and I am A-OK today from the work!! I thank them for taking me in on an emergency and being understanding about it. I will go back with my family for future dental work."- M.K. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2012
"The staff here is awesome! I visited for emergency dental work with my son at the time he was 14 months and running around like a mad man! They were so nice and sweet to him... At first I was a bit shy and embarrassed by his erratic behavior on that day, but they embraced him as if he were one of their own... By the time we left everyone in there knew his name and wanted to babysit! LOL...Anywho, the dental work that was performed was great and I am A-OK today from the work!! I thank them for taking me in on an emergency and being understanding about it. I will go back with my family for future dental work."- M.K. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2012
Best Candidates for Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies can happen at any time and to anyone. We know that dental emergencies often occur on the weekend or outside of business hours and are here to help. If you experience a dental emergency, please contact our Sugar Land, TX team immediately so we can assess your condition and let you know how to care for your mouth until you can get in to see us. Any injury, trauma, or damage that occurs to your teeth, gums, or jaw should be evaluated by one of our general dentists as soon as possible. Keep in mind, not all dental emergencies result in discomfort or painful symptoms, but it is still important for us to take a look so that we can minimize damage to your mouth. Dr. Prasifka and Dr. Nguyen treat all types of dental emergencies. Some of the most common types we see include knocked-out or partially knocked-out (extruded) teeth, broken or cracked fillings or teeth, tooth abscesses or infections, injury to the soft tissues or lips, dislodged or loose bridges or crowns, unexplained bleeding, and toothaches or pain that do not resolve. During your emergency, we will work to get you out of pain first and then provide personalized palliative or restorative care to treat your needs.
What To Expect with Emergency Dental Care
At Made Ya Smile Dental, we focus on providing comfort and high-quality care during your dental emergency and will work to minimize your stress and discomfort as quickly as possible. Our team will get you in as soon as possible to see one of our dentists and address your emergency needs. Since each dental emergency varies from the next, we personalize your care and recommend treatments best suited to get you back to health and on with enjoying your smile. We may need to take 3D cone beam scans or digital x-rays of your teeth and jaw to comprehensively understand and treat your dental emergency.
Before providing any type of care, we will present our findings and review your options for treatment with you. In some cases, we may go ahead and provide treatment at the time or take a palliative approach to care and bring you back in once it is appropriate for your health (such as in the case of swelling or infection). Please go to the emergency room right away if you have extreme bleeding or suffer facial, head, or neck trauma. When you heal and your situation is stabilized, we can then address any oral health or cosmetic needs that result from the injury.
Emergency Dental Care Recovery
Once Dr. Prasifka or Dr. Nguyen have provided emergency dental care and assess your situation, we will provide instructions on how to care for your injury and schedule any follow-up treatment. Antibiotic or pain medication may be prescribed to control infection if needed. Our team may also recommend cold compresses or ice packs to help reduce any swelling in the face or jaw. You may also want to stick to a soft food diet until your discomfort subsides and your oral health is stabilized.
Our team may also make suggestions on how to minimize your risk for dental emergencies in the future. Wearing custom-fit athletic mouth guards during sports can greatly reduce the risk of oral injury during physical activity. Avoiding parafunctional habits, like nail-biting, ice chewing, and biting on hard objects, is recommended to lessen the risk of teeth and restorations from chipping or breaking. Following your emergency care, it is also important to ensure you adhere to proper brushing and flossing and scheduling routine biannual cleaning and exam visits with our team to support a healthy, comfortable smile.
Emergency Dental Care Insurance Coverage
Some dental emergency procedures may be covered by dental insurance. A member of our business team will check your plan specifics and let you know of any personal costs. We know that dental emergencies are unexpected and will work with you to find treatment and payment solutions that fit within your budget. To help make emergency care more affordable, Made Ya Smile Dental accepts several easy payment options, including flexible low- or no-interest financing solutions.
Emergency Dental Care
When a dental emergency places your smile at risk, get fast and personalized care from our team at Made Ya Smile Dental. Dr. Prasifka and Dr. Nguyen have extensive experience in treating all types of dental emergencies and are ready to get your oral health back on track. Whether you have a toothache, broken filling, or knocked-out tooth, prompt care is needed to save your dental health. Get in touch with our Sugar Land, TX family practice right now if a dental emergency has occurred.