Emergency Dental Care

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits can keep your teeth healthy and prevent most dental issues. However, accidents happen, and a dental emergency can happen at any time of the day or night.

Glow Up Dentistry in Richmond is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for such situations. We can diagnose and treat your dental emergency quickly to prevent it from escalating.

Here’s what you need to know about emergency dental care at Glow Up Dentistry.

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the area of dentistry focused on diagnosing and treating dental emergencies. A dental emergency is any dental issue that causes severe and uncontrollable pain, bleeding, and/or swelling.

What are the benefits of emergency dentistry?

The primary benefit of emergency dentistry is the relief of the symptoms associated with the emergency. Another benefit is the prevention of the problem escalating and causing more issues.

When should you seek emergency dental care?

You should seek emergency treatment any time you have an oral issue that involves significant, uncontrollable bleeding, pain, and/or swelling. Also, if you experience facial trauma, even if there is no apparent damage or repercussions, it’s important to visit the dentist to check for problems.

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

The most common types of dental emergencies we see at Glow Up Dentistry are:

Emergency Dental Services at Glow Up Dentistry

The primary purpose of an emergency dental appointment is to diagnose and treat the dental issue. Glow Up Dentistry offers the following emergency dental services:

Emergency Exams

The purpose of the emergency exam is to diagnose the issue and create a treatment plan.

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Emergency Procedures

There are several treatment options depending on your dental emergency. We offer several different procedures, including:

Emergency extraction:

if a tooth is damaged beyond repair/restoration, we will remove it.

Emergency root canal treatment:

when possible, we try to salvage the natural tooth, which may require root canal treatment. This involves removing the infected dental pulp from inside of the tooth and disinfecting the area. You will need to return later to have a crown placed on the tooth to protect it from further damage.

Emergency dental filling/crown:

if you have a tooth that is slightly damaged, we may be able to salvage it with a dental filling or crown.

What to expect at your emergency dental visit

The first step in your emergency dental visit is to get your pain and/or other symptoms under control so that we can examine the affected tooth. The purpose of the emergency exam is to determine the problem that is causing your symptoms. This will help us create a treatment plan to prevent the problem from escalating and causing additional issues.

Treatment options for your dental emergency

Treatment depends on your dental emergency. We strive to salvage natural teeth whenever possible. However, in some cases, restoration is not an option, and we must extract the affected tooth. If this is the case, we will work with you on replacement options to prevent further issues from missing teeth.

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Aftercare instructions following emergency dental treatment

Aftercare instructions vary depending on the type of treatment received. However, in most cases, it is recommended that you rest on the day of the procedure. You should also stick to soft foods for a few days until your mouth feels better. Also, make sure you take any antibiotics as prescribed and take prescription or OTC pain relievers as directed. Don’t push yourself too hard, gradually transition back into your normal routine.

Payment is Easy at Glow Up Dentistry

Glow Up Dentistry accepts cash, check, and all major credit cards. We work with many insurance providers. Simply provide your information to our front desk and we will contact your provider to determine coverage.

If you do not have dental insurance or if you are unable to pay the full fee at the time of service, we do offer financing options. These options include LendingTree and Cherry, which allow you to pay for your treatment and then break it up into more budget-friendly payments.

If you need additional assistance, please discuss your financial situation with our front desk. We believe that treatment should be affordable, so we will strive to create a treatment plan that will fit within your budget.

Contact Glow Up Dentistry for Your Emergency Dental Care

Emergency dental care is the area of dentistry focusing on addressing dental emergencies. A dental emergency is a sudden dental issue involving severe pain, swelling, bleeding, and/or broken facial bones. If left untreated, a dental emergency can lead to additional problems.

Emergency dental care provides relief from the symptoms of the emergency and prevents it from escalating into something more serious.

If you are in or near Richmond, Texas, let the dental professionals at Glow Up Dentistry help with your dental needs. You can book your appointment on our website or by calling the office at (832) 685-8240.

We are located at 10310 Grand Parkway, Suite 202 in Richmond.

Emergency Dental Care FAQs

If you have any questions or concerns about emergency dental care, we will be happy to address those. We believe that it’s important for patients to be educated and understand their dental procedures.

Anything involving the mouth that involves uncontrolled, severe bleeding, pain, swelling, and/or broken facial bones is considered a dental emergency.

If you experience a dental emergency, you should call the dental office right away and explain your symptoms. We will schedule an appointment as soon as possible and will offer you some tips for pain relief while you wait.

Glow Up Dentistry offers emergency exams. Treatment options vary based on your dental emergency. We can perform emergency extractions, emergency root canal treatment, emergency dental fillings, and more.

The type of dental emergency you are experiencing will determine how long the appointment will last. We typically strive to have you in an exam chair within a few minutes of your arrival to get your pain and/or other symptoms under control. After that, we will perform an examination of the affected tooth and determine the best course of treatment.

Most dental insurance plans will cover a portion of an emergency dental visit. Our office staff will work with your provider to determine coverage.

In many cases, treatment can be completed on the same day as your emergency appointment. If not, we will put you on the schedule as soon as possible- typically within 24 hours.

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