Emergency Dentistry – Oak Cliff, TX
Same-Day Dental Care Right When You Need It
A dental emergency can come in the form of a broken/knocked-out tooth or a severe toothache that seemingly appears out of nowhere, but in either case, one thing remains the same: a person needs to seek out professional help right away in order to get relief. For the people of Dallas and Oak Cliff, they can get the urgent care they need in no time just by calling Kessler Park Dental. When you contact us with an emergency, Dr. Martinez and our team will prepare to see you as quickly as possible, and we’re often able to treat people the very same day. For us, the goal is that no one is ever left waiting in pain.
Qualifications & Experience
Dr. Martinez, in addition to his years of real-world experience, has also invested in some of the latest technology that enables him to find, diagnose, and treat dental issues in less time than ever. This is especially useful in an emergency situation! Plus, he’s also able to offer a number of sedation options so that even the most stressful situation is easier to handle.
Fast & Convenient Care
Many patients are tempted to head to their nearest emergency room when they have a pressing dental problem, and you know what happens when they get there? They wait. At Kessler Park Dental, we strive to always see emergency patients the same day that they call in. So, not only do we have the necessary training and equipment you won’t find at your local ER, but we’ll also work to see you right away so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible.
To save you and your family from having to make unexpected dental visits, Dr. Martinez recommends that you brush twice a day, floss once, and come in for routine checkups and cleanings. This will not only keep your teeth nice and strong, but regular appointments will enable Dr. Martinez to catch and treat small issues before they can become emergencies later. He also strongly recommends that anyone who regularly participates in sports, whether they’re a child or adult, wear a protective mouthguard to keep their teeth safe from unexpected impacts.
If you’re experiencing quite a bit of pain in a single tooth, the problem could be that the delicate internal nerve, called the dental pulp, has developed an infection. In the past, this usually meant that a tooth needed to be removed, but now, Dr. Martinez can save even the most damaged teeth with a root canal. For this, he simply removes the infected tissue and rebuilds the tooth using a custom-made crown. Thanks to the latest dental techniques, most patients report that this often-feared procedure is no more painful than getting a small filling.
While removing a tooth is never our first choice, sometimes, it’s the best thing we can do to protect a patient’s oral and overall health. Dr. Martinez will recommend an extraction if:
- A tooth is so decayed that it cannot be restored
- A tooth is broken beyond repair
- Advanced periodontal disease is present
- Decay in one tooth is beginning to threaten the surrounding teeth
- A tooth has become impacted (stuck), painful, or infected (as is often the case with the wisdom teeth)
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
By now, you know much more about best practices for preventing a dental emergency, effective treatments, and how same-day visits work. With that being said, dental injuries can be extremely anxiety-inducing, which is why being as prepared as possible is paramount. If you have a specific question on your mind or need immediate assistance, then contact our office right away. However, if you want to do a bit more research before reaching out, keep reading for the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get.
What Is a Dental Emergency Exactly?
Great question! A dental emergency is a non-life-threatening injury that requires immediate treatment from a dentist. A few examples include a cracked tooth, knocked-out teeth, a lost crown, and a toothache. If any of these occur, then contact our office immediately so we can get you in to see our emergency dentist, Dr. Martinez. If your dental injury results in a potentially fatal condition, like a deep facial cut or difficulty breathing, then you should call 911. Once you get the medical attention you need, give us a call to schedule a same-day appointment.
How Can I Remove an Object Stuck Between My Teeth?
If an object has become lodged between your teeth, there are a few at-home solutions available. First, you can create a saltwater rinse by combining ½ teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Once the salt has dissolved, swish the mixture around in your mouth. If this doesn’t remove the source of the irritation, then use dental floss to gently clean between your teeth. Under no circumstance should you use a sharp item (like a toothpick) since it can damage the soft tissue, ultimately doing more harm than good. Should the discomfort persist, contact our office as soon as you can.
Can My Toothache Get Better On Its Own?
Whether you struggle with dental-related anxiety or believe your schedule is “too busy” to fit in dental care, it’s important to know that your toothache won’t just go away on its own. In fact, neglecting to get the treatment you need can cause the root of the issue to worsen, potentially damaging your oral and general health. Therefore, scheduling an appointment when the symptoms first arise is priority number one.
How Much Does Emergency Dental Care Cost?
When you sustain a dental injury, nothing is more important than finding fast, effective relief. Typically, it isn’t until much later that you begin thinking about the price tag. Since factors like the type of restorative care you need and the details of your dental insurance plan determine the final cost, the answer to this question varies significantly. Rest assured, our team will go above and beyond to maximize any available benefits, discuss your financial options, and help you understand the cost every step of the way so there are no surprises.
Whether you need immediate assistance or are interested in learning more about handling a dental emergency, contact our office. Our knowledgeable team will take it from there!