Emergency Dentist — Frisco, TX

Urgent Oral Care When You Need It

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A dental emergency is never something you should ignore. If left alone, it’ll greatly threaten your oral health and quality of life. Instead, go and see your emergency dentist in Frisco at once. Dr. Phillips and our dental team will work quickly to fix your urgent oral issue. Your smile will then be on its way to a full recovery. If you’d like to hear more, we’ll gladly share the relevant details. Simply keep reading or book a same-day consultation soon!

Why Choose Frisco Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
  • Wide-Ranging Care Under One Roof

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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Perhaps you’re facing your first dental emergency. If so, you needn’t worry; our office will walk you through the treatment process. With that said, expect these four things from your urgent care visit:

  • A Same-Day Appointment – Once you call us, our dental team will book you for the earliest visit possible. You may even see us the very same day! While you wait for treatment, our staff can offer first aid-tips over the phone.
  • An Emergency Exam – You’ll undergo an oral exam when you first arrive for care. Through this measure, Dr. Phillips will learn the source of your issue. He’ll also settle how to relieve your pain.
  • A Review of Findings – Dr. Phillips will review his findings with you after the exam. When he does, he’ll outline a few suitable procedures. Our team will then use your feedback to draft a custom treatment plan. Of course, we’ll explain the estimated cost and time before you commit.
  • Crucial Dental Care – We’ll quickly address your dental issue after writing up your treatment plan. Given our office’s skill and experience, you can trust you’ll get excellent results. Whether the fix you need is a crown, filling, root canal, etc., your smile will be healed in short order.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Though dental emergencies come in many kinds, some types happen more often than others. You should call us for help if you face the latter sort. After all, our team is well-equipped to treat these “normal” dental dilemmas. There’s no reason to endure them on your own. In fact, please contact us if you’re dealing with any of the following:

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Dental emergencies can’t always be avoided, but you can reduce the risk of having one. It’s just a matter of using the right tips and tricks. So, consider these methods to protect your teeth and gums:

  • Eat Healthy – Rather than sugary junk food, eat balanced meals filled with mouth-healthy nutrients.
  • Avoid Bad Oral Habits – Don’t chew hard objects like ice, fingernails, etc. Doing so can chip or break your teeth.
  • Use a Mouthguard – Wear a mouthguard for sports or a nightguard at night (if you grind your teeth).
  • Care for Your Smile – Keep your smile strong with daily brushing and flossing. Also, see your dentist often for checkups and cleanings.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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It’s crucial to act quickly in a dental emergency, but don’t forget your funds. You’ll need the right amount of money to fix your urgent oral matter. However, do note that the cost of dental emergencies varies by patient. You can only get a precise estimate once you consult Dr. Phillips. From there, our office will strive to make your care affordable. That means we’ll outline possible procedures, financing options, and more.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Will my toothache go away on its own?

Patients commonly assume that if they give it enough time, their toothache will go away on its own. That’s not the case. In fact, the opposite is true: the longer you wait, the worse the root of the problem will get. For that reason, we recommend getting in touch with our team at Frisco Dental Care sooner rather than later, especially if your pain, discomfort, or soreness has already persisted for several days.

Should I visit the emergency room first for dental emergencies?

There’s a common misconception that toothaches, dental sensitivity, and the like warrant a visit to the ER. However, hospitals rarely have dentists on-staff. So, it’s best to only go there if you’re experiencing potentially life-threatening symptoms, like trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, and severe facial swelling.

What does throbbing tooth pain mean?

Throbbing tooth pain could be the result of several things, including a large crack in your enamel, an infection in your gums, and damage to an existing restoration. The best thing to do if you find yourself in this situation is to call our Frisco dental team ASAP to share what’s going on and schedule an emergency exam. When you arrive at our office, we can both pinpoint the root of the problem and provide the necessary restorative care.

Do chipped teeth heal?

Although enamel is incredible in several ways (including the fact that it’s the hardest substance in the human body!), it cannot regenerate. As a result, the missing structure of your tooth will not grow back. We recommend scheduling an appointment with us if you chip a tooth, even if the damage seems relatively minor. That way, we can restore the missing structure while also ensuring that the tooth doesn’t become infected or break again.

Are knocked-out baby teeth a dental emergency?

While baby teeth aren’t meant to last forever, they aren’t meant to be knocked out either. So, you should definitely bring your child in for a visit with Dr. Phillips if that happens.

Note: If your child’s tooth was knocked out and they are also experiencing potentially life-threatening symptoms, like a fractured jaw or uncontrollable bleeding, then take them to the ER first.

Can superglue be used to repair broken dentures?

There are a few reasons the answer is “no.” The first is that superglue and other household adhesives contain toxins that are not safe to ingest. The second is that – even if you did take this approach – it would only be a matter of time before it breaks again, potentially to the point where it can no longer be repaired. Simply put, you should always schedule an appointment with us instead of trying to take the DIY approach.