Emergency Dentist – Richardson, TX

Quickly Dealing with Your Dental Pain

When it comes to your smile, you can’t always predict when you will need immediate dental care. That is why Dr. Siddharth Talsania and Dr. Mansi Talsania offer emergency dental care in Richardson, Texas. If you are suffering from sudden or severe tooth pain, have cracked or chipped a tooth, or have broken a dental restoration or appliance, contact our office at 972-848-5333 as soon as possible. We will schedule your next possible visit with our emergency dentists at Richland Dental.

Why Choose Richland Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • We Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance
  • We Treat Patients of All Ages, Including Children

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

  1. Call Our Office: The first step you should always take if you’re in the midst of a dental emergency in Richardson is to contact our office. Our helpful staff will provide you with first aid guidance, as well as schedule an appointment for you either the same day you call, or in a timely manner, depending on the extent of your situation.
  2. Get Examined: Once you arrive at our office, we will take you back to one of our operatories and conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. If necessary, we may also collect diagnostic information, like digital X-rays. This will allow us to diagnose the problem at-hand and create a tailored treatment plan to address it.
  3. Receive Treatment: We will walk you through our recommended treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel confident and comfortable moving forward with your procedure, which is why our emergency dentist in Richardson will make sure that everything is thoroughly explained to you. Then, you can consent to treatment knowing that you’re making the best decision for your smile.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency is a situation that requires prompt attention from a dental professional. At our office, we understand that you cannot always plan when you will need our care. If you experience a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. We are happy to care for several types of dental emergencies, including:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

There’s an entire spectrum of dental emergencies, ranging from minor damage, like a chipped tooth, to a knocked-out permanent tooth, all of which require different treatment plans to fix. That’s why our team must conduct an oral examination before being able to provide you with a cost estimate for your dental emergency visit. Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, we will walk you through our treatment recommendations and detailed cost estimates for each one. We will also discuss all of your payment options with you, ensuring you’re able to stay well within your budget.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

It’s impossible to stop a dental emergency from happening, but there are several preventive steps you can take to minimize your risk of experiencing one. These include:

  • Visiting your family dentist in Richardson every six months for routine checkups and cleanings.
  • Maintaining a good at-home dental hygiene routine.
  • Maintaining a balanced diet that’s not excessively high in carbohydrates.
  • Protecting your teeth from trauma by wearing a mouthguard while playing sports.
  • Stopping the destructive effects of bruxism with a customized protective nightguard.

Dental Emergency FAQs

What Does Throbbing Tooth Pain Mean?

It can be difficult to determine for sure what’s causing your discomfort without talking to you first. However, if you have a throbbing toothache, this is often indicative of a serious infection.

Sometimes, cracks or cavities can allow bacteria to creep inside the tooth, reaching the sensitive nerve tissue within. This is known as pulpitis. The bacteria can cause a serious, throbbing pain that seems like it’s radiating from within the tooth.

Pulpitis will only spread if left untreated. For that reason, it’s important to call us immediately if you suspect you may be dealing with this condition.

Can I Fix Dentures that are Broken in Half?

Dentures need to be strong enough to endure a lot of pressure on a day-to-day basis and are therefore constructed from specialized high-quality acrylic. Repairing such a prosthetic if it’s broken requires a professional, and attempting to fix it on your own will likely only lead to further damage.

Give us a call if your denture is broken in half and plan to use an older or spare denture in the meantime while yours is repaired.

Should Knocked-out Teeth be Placed in Water?

If a tooth is knocked out, you should get it to our office as quickly as possible. The faster you move, the better the chances that it can be replaced.

You might think it’s a good idea to leave the tooth in a glass of water for transport. However, while you can use water to clean it, leaving the tooth soaking in it may damage the root tissue.

The best thing to do is actually to gently rinse the tooth off and place it back into your open socket. If that isn’t feasible, you could also place the tooth in a milk or saline solution while you bring it to our office.

What Should I Keep in My Emergency Dentistry Kit?

If you want to be prepared for a dental emergency, you may consider creating a dental emergency kit. This contains everything you could need in case of a dental emergency in order to control the situation. These can be useful for parents, athletes prone to accidents, or anyone who is conscientious of their oral health.

Here are a few things you could keep in your emergency dental kit:

  • Sterile (preferably nitrile) gloves
  • Cotton balls
  • Gauze pads and dressings
  • Dental cement or alternative temporary filling material
  • Dental Floss
  • Denture adhesive
  • Topical anesthetic like Orajel or equivalent
  • Anti-inflammatory medications, for example, ibuprofen
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Ice pack
  • A compact container for holding teeth or dental restorations
  • Contact information for your nearest dental practice, or for a dentist you trust
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