No one expects a dental emergency to ruin their day, but they actually occur all the time here in Plano. Someone accidentally slips and breaks a tooth, or a very painful toothache just seems to come out of nowhere. In any case, one thing remains the same: when faced with a dental emergency, a person needs immediate attention to get the relief they deserve. If you ever find yourself dealing with a dental emergency, know that you can always turn to Independence Dental. We’re ready to accept emergency patients, and we work to see them as quickly as possible. If you need dental care right away, give us a call, and we’ll be ready to help.
Rather than spending hours waiting at the ER, emergency dental patients can get the prompt attention they need from a highly-skilled dentist in Dr. Nastassia Ulasik. Dr. Ulasik has made it a point to become an expert in all aspects of dentistry over the course of her career, so whatever your emergency might be, you can trust that she’s handled it countless times before. Plus, she also uses the latest imaging technology so she’s able to get a better look at a patient’s mouth and quickly figure out what they need.
Broken and knocked-out teeth are two of the most common kinds of dental emergencies. To increase the chances of saving a damaged tooth, you should:
A small toothache can easily turn into throbbing pain if left untreated. This is most often because a serious infection has reached the inside of a tooth where the sensitive nerve is located. If you suddenly find yourself with a hurting tooth, you should:
When the interior of a tooth has developed an infection, this can lead to the type of severe toothache that we touched on above. In order to provide relief and save the tooth, Dr. Ulasik can perform a root canal. This will involve removing the damaged tissue, cleaning the tooth, and then rebuilding it with a custom-made restoration. Thanks to modern-day dental techniques, this often feared procedure is now no more painful than getting a small filling.
While removing a tooth is never our first choice, sometimes it is the best thing we can do to protect a patient’s oral and overall health. We may recommend an extraction if:
In any case, Dr. Ulasik always keeps our extraction patients calm and comfortable by using plenty of local anesthesia and soothing nitrous oxide sedation.