Emergency Dentistry in Dallas, TX
Like any emergency, dental emergencies often happen out of nowhere during the worst times.
When a dental emergency or accident happens, Dallas patients can rest assured knowing that Dr. Loftus and his friendly dental staff are here to help. Emergencies can range from throbbing tooth pain to a knocked-out tooth or bleeding gums. Whatever your emergency is, we work hard to see you the same day or beyond regular office hours.
Do not hesitate to contact us—we never want our patients to live in pain!
Call Dr. Loftus For Dental Emergencies
If you need to make a dental appointment, call our practice at (972) 587-4020. If we are unable to answer, be sure to leave a detailed message with your contact information so that a member of our team can get back to you as soon as possible. When treating emergency dental situations, our goal is to alleviate discomfort, treat the underlying issue that has caused an emergency, and help patients begin recovery to restored oral function.
Broken Teeth and Lost Fillings or Dental Crowns
If your tooth is broken or knocked out of its socket, we recommend that you call us right away to schedule treatment. Before seeing our dentist, however, there are things you can do to improve the likelihood of saving your tooth.
We recommend placing the broken pieces of a tooth in milk or Save-A-Tooth solution (available at most retail pharmacies). This solution or milk will help keep the tooth’s pieces alive so that our team can attempt to reattach them. If your tooth has been knocked-out or is very loose, keep it in your tooth’s socket, if possible, and avoid touching it with your fingers or tongue.
If a filling or dental crown has been lost or broken, we can replace the filling or provide a temporary dental crown until a new custom restoration is made for you. If you still have your dental crown, it can be recemented to your tooth in some cases.
Painful Toothaches and Abscesses
If you are experiencing severe discomfort from a toothache or abscess (a painful infection that forms on the gums near the roots of teeth), you may need a procedure such as a root canal treatment to alleviate your discomfort. We recommend calling our team as soon as you can so that we can prepare for your visit and attempt to give you same-day treatment.
To manage pain, you can rinse your mouth with warm saltwater and take over the counter pain medications.
Do You Need to See Dr. Loftus Right Away?
If you need emergency dental care in Dallas or the surrounding areas, including Addison, Irving, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, contact our dental office to speak with a member of our dental team today.