Emergency Dentist Specialist

The ToothBooth

General Dentists located in Katy, TX

If your teeth have been damaged from trauma or injury, The ToothBooth dentists provide the best possible emergency care that may be able to save your tooth. In Katy, Texas, the skilled specialists know that life can sometimes take a sharp and unpredictable turn, resulting in unwanted dental complications. Before going to the emergency room, call The ToothBooth to see if the emergency dentist can see you. The ToothBooth providers work hard to provide emergency treatment outside of office hours, including a walk-in emergency dentist on Saturday, and they can also provide referrals to another office when necessary. The ToothBooth team is here to help with urgent medical attention in a dental emergency.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

The ToothBooth

Why would I need emergency dental care?

One of the most common reasons for emergency dental care is accidents. In many cases, your tooth may be saved when emergency care is received as soon as possible. Some of the most common reasons for emergency dental care visits include:

  • Moderate to severe toothache
  • Swollen and sore tooth or gums
  • Knocked out tooth from an injury or trauma
  • Cracked or chipped tooth after an injury or trauma

If you suspect you may have a broken jaw, you should visit your local emergency room right away.

What do I do if I have a knocked-out tooth?

If your tooth gets knocked-out, handle the tooth very carefully and hold the tooth by the crown (the top part) and not the root. Gently rinse the tooth under running water and try to place the tooth back into its position. Hold it in place using a piece of gauze or cloth.

If it’s painful or uncomfortable to keep the tooth in the socket, place it in a container of saliva or milk.

What causes a severe toothache?

A severe toothache is a common reason for emergency dental visits that’s usually caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay often begins without any symptoms.

When bacterial plaque builds up on your teeth, it produces an acid when it reacts with sugar in the foods you eat and drink. The acid dissolves and softens your enamel over time. Your enamel is the harder outer layer that covers the front surface of your teeth.

Without the proper treatment, tooth decay can progress and dissolve through to the deeper layers of your teeth. Most people experience discomfort, pain, and heightened tooth sensitivity when tooth decay reaches the dentin — the layer of tooth below the enamel

Infections can occur when decay and bacteria reach the center pulp portion of the tooth. Your pulp is comprised of sensitive blood vessels and nerves.

Be aware of the symptoms of tooth decay, such as:

  • Fever
  • Red gums
  • A discharge from the tooth
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

Tooth decay can spread to other areas of your body and become serious if you have an untreated infection, so it’s considered a dental emergency and should be treated as soon as possible.

What do I do if I have a chipped or broken tooth?

If your tooth is chipped or broken, even if it isn’t painful, it’s crucial you seek dental care as soon as you can to preserve and protect the delicate parts of your inner tooth that might now be exposed to different types of bacteria present in your mouth.

Tooth decay can evolve and spread quickly. If you’re experiencing some type of dental emergency, call The ToothBooth for immediate and effective dental care for the whole family.