You never know when an unexpected accident may knock out one of your teeth or cause another dental emergency. At Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, Stephen Brogdon, DDS, understands that emergencies are never well-timed or convenient. That’s why he offers emergency care after regular office hours to all his patients. If you’re an existing Fort Worth Dental Care patient and require emergency dental care during regular hours, 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, call the office for a same-day appointment. If it’s after regular office hours, please call 817-233-6958.
Some injuries require immediate medical care, and oral trauma is no exception. Dr. Brogdon should be your first call after an accident that leads to any of the following mouth injuries:
Infections or abscesses also pose a severe health risk and should receive treatment immediately. Signs that you may have a dental abscess or mouth infection include:
If your mouth has cuts, tears, or puncture wounds that won’t stop bleeding, Dr. Brogdon may advise you to visit the emergency room.
A knocked-out tooth is a critical dental emergency that requires urgent care to save your tooth. The first thing you should do is call Dr. Brogdon to set up an emergency dentist appointment.
Before your appointment, try to handle the tooth as little as possible, especially the root. If the tooth is completely knocked out, you can rinse it off and store it in a clean container or small amount of milk. If it’s still in your mouth but dislodged from your gum socket, be very careful not to swallow the tooth.
Some accidents and injuries cause damage to your teeth that require medical attention, just not right away. You should call the office and explain your situation to Dr. Brogdon, but chances are you can wait a few days before seeing him.
The following dental problems are not emergencies:
Dr. Brogdon is committed to your dental health no matter the time of day or night. If you have a dental emergency during regular office hours, call Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC or book online for same-day care. If you’re a current patient and your emergency is outside business hours, please call 817-734-9881.