Emergency Dental Care Overview
At Made Ya Smile, our team has years of experience treating patients who have had a dental emergency. This includes facial trauma or injury that leads to broken or loose teeth and restorations. Even if you have a small dental emergency, it's important to call our facility right away so we can assess the damage prevent the injury from getting worse. This is especially true if you have knocked-out teeth (avulsion) or damage to the soft tissues in the mouth. Dr. Tuan (Anthony) Ly makes time in his daily schedule to accommodate these patients as soon as possible, sometimes on the same day.
Dental emergencies can occur as the result of an accident, sports injury, or other trauma to the face, mouth, teeth, or gums. Made Ya Smile considers these emergencies high-priority and will do our best to provide you and your family with timely care. Even if you experience an injury over the weekend or after-hours, Dr. Ly and his staff can give you instructions for at-home care until you can come in for your appointment. Emergencies such as knocked-out teeth need immediate care, so we ask that you do not wait to call our office in Missouri City, TX as soon as you can.
Best Candidates for Emergency Dental Care
The team at Made Ya Smile understands that damage can occur to the teeth, gums, and jaw at any time or place, especially outside of business hours. If this is the case, do not hesitate to give our staff a call so we can give you information about how to care for your mouth until your next appointment. If you have a dental emergency that does not result in pain or discomfort, it is still essential to schedule a visit to make sure you did not sustain any lasting damage. Dr. Ly can treat any injury, including knocked-out teeth, loose or dislodged bridges and crowns, tooth abscesses, and toothaches that do not go away on their own. Our staff will help you manage your pain and give you a custom plan for treatment.
What To Expect with Emergency Dental Care
Made Ya Smile focuses on the comfort and care of every patient who visits due to a dental emergency, which means we will do our best to minimize pain and alleviate discomfort. Because every dental emergency is unique, Dr. Ly will create a personalized plan for treatment that is suited for your specific situation. This may mean taking low-radiation digital x-rays or 3D cone beam scans to determine the scope of the damage. Next, we will review our findings together at our office in Missouri City, TX and provide several different options for treatment. Made Ya Smile may recommend a palliative approach if you experience swelling or infection. We ask that you go to the emergency room immediately if you have suffered trauma to the face, head, or neck, or experience severe bleeding. Once the situation is stable, we will be able to address your oral health needs.
Emergency Dental Care Recovery
Once Dr. Ly has assessed the situation and provided treatment, our team will give you instructions for taking care of your injury moving forward and schedule any needed follow-up appointments. We may also prescribe pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, or antibiotics depending on your injury. During the healing process, it may be useful to have a cold compress or an ice pack to reduce swelling. Made Ya Smile may also suggest eating soft foods until your pain subsides.
If you play a contact sport, Dr. Ly can offer recommendations for reducing your risk for injuries in the future. This includes the use of a custom athletic mouth guard designed to protect your teeth and gums. We ask that you avoid chewing on hard objects such as ice or nails so your teeth and restorations do not chip or break. Continue to brush and floss your teeth daily along with attending regular appointments at Made Ya Smile for examinations and cleanings.
Emergency Dental Care Insurance Coverage
Based on the damage to your teeth, some dental insurance providers may cover the cost of emergency treatment. Our administrative or financial team will confirm your plan and benefits and file claims on your behalf. However, don't allow the cost of treatment to get in the way of getting urgent care when you need it the most. Made Ya Smile offers many convenient methods of paying for treatment, including low-cost third-party financing at our clinic in Missouri, TX.
Emergency Dental Care
When an emergency puts your oral health at risk, get personalized attention at care from the professionals at Made Ya Smile. Dr. Ly has extensive experience treating patients of all ages with dental emergencies and restoring the health and function back to your teeth. If you have a knocked-out tooth, broken or damaged teeth, or loose restorations, urgent treatment is needed. Contact our staff in Missouri City, TX today to reserve your next appointment.