Loftus Family Dentistry
Joseph Loftus, DDS
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Why You Should Never Ignore a Dental Emergency

February 28, 2022
Posted By: Loftus Family Dentistry
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Our goal is to treat your dental emergency in Dallas, TX as soon as possible. We set aside time in the schedule and are always ready to arrange your emergency dental visit.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can mean many things, including:

  • Toothache or increasing sensitivity
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Knocked-out tooth or restoration
  • Damaged prosthetic
  • Oral tissue injury

If you’re not sure whether your oral health change is an emergency, a member of our team is happy to guide you. So give us a call as soon as possible.

Here’s What Can Happen When You Ignore a Dental Emergency

If you have a toothache, it can mean a large cavity between teeth or a root infection.

If you have a cavity and don’t seek treatment, it can result in root infection and even tooth loss. Likewise, if you already have a root infection, you risk the infection spreading and the loss of your tooth.

We can treat a tooth cavity with a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown—the latter if the cavity is large. Our emergency dentist in Dallas, TX also provides gentle root canal treatment, getting rid of the pain and restoring your tooth to health.

If you have a broken or knocked out tooth, your dentist can sometimes reset the tooth into the gum, provided you don’t wait! And a cracked tooth or restoration puts you at risk for severe infection and even loss of the tooth.

Dental emergencies left untreated can also cost you time and money in the long run!

Contact Your Emergency Dentist Near Plano, TX

If you have a dental emergency, our goal is to restore your oral health as soon as possible. Reach out to a member of our compassionate team for further instructions.

We treat dental emergencies in all locations, including Far North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Richardson, Plano, and Hebron.

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