Emergency Dental Care for the Whole Family
Dental emergencies can arise when least expected, and your trusted team at Basin Dental Suite is here to help. We are fully equipped and prepared to provide urgent dental care to patients in Odessa and the surrounding communities. We're happy to offer same-day emergency appointments to ensure you and your loved ones get the prompt care needed to provide the best treatment outcomes.
EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENTS IN ODESSA, TX!
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, Dr. Esho and his team are here, ready to help. They will do everything possible to save a tooth, address injuries, and alleviate any pain or discomfort. You can always expect outstanding, gentle care!
Proudly serving patients in Odessa, TX, and the surrounding areas!
Here are some dental emergency management tips:
Knocked-Out Tooth: If you have a knocked-out tooth, rinse it without touching the root and place it back in its socket. If that's not possible, keep the tooth between your cheeks and teeth or in a container of milk. Time is of the essence. Try to get treatment within 30 minutes of injury, if possible, to improve the chances of saving the affected tooth.
A Severe Toothache: If you have a bad toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the affected area to dislodge any trapped food. If there's swelling, apply a cold compress. Take over-the-counter pain medication for temporary relief. Never place aspirin directly onto the tooth or gums.
Dental Abscess: An abscess typically results from an infection in or around a tooth root. If not treated, the infection can spread to the nearby teeth, your jawbone, or even your bloodstream, causing serious health complications. If you see a pimple-like bump on your gums or if you suspect that you have an abscess, please contact our office right away.
Swollen Mouth or Jaw: If you see sudden swelling of the face or jaw, you may have an infection that requires urgent attention. If not treated, an infection can pose a serious threat to your health and may be life-threatening. Please call our dental office and schedule an emergency appointment right away.
Cracked or Broken Tooth: Rinse with warm water and place a cold compress against your face if there's swelling. Collect any pieces of your tooth to bring them to your emergency appointment.
Soft-Tissue Injuries: If there's bleeding from the tongue, cheeks, or gums, gentle pressure can help. If, however, the bleeding is severe and you can't control it, you'll need to head to your nearest emergency room.
Lost Dental Crown or Filling: Over-the-counter dental cement or sugarless gum can replace a lost filling or secure a crown. Never use super glue to hold your restoration in place. Make sure to contact us for an appointment.
It's sometimes hard to determine whether you're experiencing an emergency needing immediate attention or if it's an issue that can wait.
The following are signs you need to seek emergency dental care:
- You have a severe, persistent toothache
- You have a knocked-out or dislodged tooth
- You have a broken, loose, or cracked tooth
- You have severe bleeding from the mouth
- You have signs of infection, including swelling
- You have a pimple or bump on your gums
As a general rule, if you are experiencing treatment to stop heavy bleeding, fight severe infection, or save a tooth, that qualifies as a dental emergency, requiring immediate attention. Minor toothaches, chipped teeth, or lost crowns require prompt attention but are less urgent. The best course of action is to contact our office and talk to one of our staff members, who will provide guidance to address your situation.
If you experience a dental health emergency, please contact our office immediately. We always do our best to accommodate emergencies by providing same-day appointments. If you require urgent dental care outside our regular office hours, please call our emergency number for guidance.
If you or a loved one has a life-threatening emergency, don't wait. Please call 911 right away!