Dental emergency? Get the care you need from our emergency oral surgeon.
At Mesa Street Dental, we guarantee same-day service for dental emergencies. No one should have to wait in pain to receive the urgent care they need, especially when we have specialized emergency oral surgery services available from our El Paso office. We promise not to keep you waiting for the relief you seek!
Dental emergencies may include (but are not limited to):
Not sure if your pain is considered a dental emergency? Call us or visit our emergency dental office anyway for a same-day appointment. Our dentist will examine the issue and take any needed action for your relief. In some cases, emergency oral surgery may be necessary to save a tooth.
With same-day appointments available and an emergency dentist on call, do what’s best for your oral health and get in touch with Mesa Street Dental if any urgent dental situation occurs. An emergency dental appointment can help save a knocked-out tooth or prevent infections from starting. Stop a bad situation from getting worse by seeking prompt dental care if you are in the El Paso, TX area.
First, if you can, keep any broken pieces of the tooth to bring to our dentist. Contact or visit our dental emergency office as soon as possible. Before you arrive, rinse your mouth with warm water. Place gauze on the affected area if it begins to bleed. To prevent swelling, press a cold compress on the outside of your mouth. Even if you have no pain, it’s important to see the emergency dentist to prevent decay setting in which could lead to extensive future treatments or even the loss of the tooth. If the chip is minor, it may be possible to perform a small cosmetic procedure at the time of the visit.
Should one of your permanent teeth suddenly fall out or get knocked out, take the tooth by the crown (the top part of the tooth that you normally see) and avoid touching the tooth root. Rinse off the tooth gently with water. Do not use a toothbrush or toothpaste to scrub the tooth clean.
If possible, place the tooth back into its former position as soon as you can. Get in touch with our emergency oral surgeon immediately and keep the tooth well moisturized on your way to our El Paso office. Either hold the tooth in place in your mouth or transport it with you in a glass of milk. Time is of the essence in this situation as sometimes it’s possible to reimplant the tooth back into the gum.
If a filling falls out, you don’t want bacteria to get inside and infect your tooth. Clean the affected area gently before leaving to meet with our emergency dentist. He will replace the filling at no extra charge to you. Make sure you come and see us as soon as possible. Left alone, a missing filling carries the risk of infection and ultimately, tooth loss.
In a similar way, losing a crown can expose a sensitive tooth to bacteria and substances that may irritate the area. Bring your crown to our dental clinic when possible so that we can reattach it. If the crown is damaged or missing, we will place a temporary crown on your tooth or dental implant before creating and attaching a new, permanent one.
When the patient is in serious danger, call 911 and visit your local emergency room as soon as possible. However, if the issue is a dental emergency with no other serious injuries, visiting a 24-hour emergency dentist is generally the better option.
The ER may be equipped to help you handle pain, but they will not have the experience or in-depth knowledge to handle dental emergencies like our emergency oral surgeon. In fact, in many states it’s actually illegal for anyone other than a qualified dentist to to perform any sort of dental work. Our emergency dentist can provide the same quick care you need, but offer more professional and specialized treatment for your oral health.
If you have tried over-the-counter pain relief but have persistent or increasing tooth or jaw pain, give your El Paso emergency dental office a call. Toothache may be a sign of something more serious like an abscess or severe decay so don’t wait to come in and see us.
Leaving a tooth untreated can lead to further infection which can spread to your jaw and other parts of your body. If you have facial swelling along with your toothache, please get in touch right away.
If you are in the El Paso area and find yourself in need of urgent dental care, call our emergency dental office or walk right in during business hours to receive the immediate attention you need. Our after hours and emergency oral surgery is available day or night when an emergency strikes without warning. Contact or meet with our emergency dentist today!