Emergency Dentistry – McKinney, TX
Ready To Save Your Smile at a Moment’s Notice
Emergencies happen when you least expect them, but we are here to care of you and your family with emergency dental care. We take pride in seeing you for dental emergencies with same day appointments, a dash of love and pinch of care to get you of pain, just like that! It’s very common for teeth to become broken, dislodged, or knocked out altogether, and handling the situation swiftly and correctly could mean the difference between saving a tooth or losing it.
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Urgent Care for Fast Pain Relief
Are you or your child experiencing quite a bit of dental pain because of an accident or severe toothache? If so, you should seek out professional dental care right away, and you can do so simply by giving Starlite Dental a call. We’re happy to accept emergency patients, and we’ll work to see you as quickly as possible so that no one has to wait in pain. When you need dental care right away, you can always trust us to be there!
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
When you’re dealing with a dental emergency, Dr. Jaiswal is the person you want to see! She has years of experience handling all kinds of situations, and her gentle touch and calm demeanor are ideal for any stressful situation. She’s also able to use the newest dental technology to catch, diagnose, and treat problems in less time than ever. Plus, unlike your local ER, she won’t make you wait for hours to get the attention you need!
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
It’s very common for teeth to become broken, dislodged, or knocked out altogether, and handling the situation swiftly and correctly could mean the difference between saving a tooth or losing it.
If you’re dealing with dental trauma, try to recover any pieces of the tooth that you can, being sure to ONLY touch it by the crown. Give Starlite Dental a call as soon as possible! Have the victim rinse their mouth with warm water, and try to place the tooth back into its socket. If this isn’t possible, put it in a container of milk or saltwater. The tooth must remain wet until you can make it to our office to keep it viable for replanting!
Tooth fractures are also a common dental emergency and may happen for several reasons. Most of the time teeth that fracture is weakened by dental decay. In some situations, grinding may also contribute to tooth fracture causing loss of tooth structure.
Fractured teeth may experience some pain and or sensitivity to hot or cold intermittently. If you have a tooth that has fractured, please give us a call as soon as possible. In some situations, depending on the severity and extent of the fracture, we may recommend a simple filling or if you have symptoms the tooth may need additional care.
Cavitites & Dental Pain
Is your child complaining about a very bad toothache? Is that small cavity you’ve ignored now causing your mouth to throb with pain? If so, the problem could be a serious infection within the tooth, so you should contact Starlite Dental immediately. Have the person gently rinse their mouth with warm water, and they can place a cold compress on their face to lessen any pain. They can take an OTC medicine as well, but avoid placing a pill directly on the gums, as this can damage them.
Dental pain is the most common dental emergency experienced by adults and kids alike. Dental pain could be due to several reasons but most common cause of pain in both kids and adults is dental decay or cavities. Anytime a cavity is getting close to the nerve of the tooth, it well manifests itself in the form of a sharp, aching type of pain that is increasing in intensity. If you or your child is an experiencing a sharp, aching type of pain, we recommend giving us a call as soon as possible.
Calming Care for Dental Emergencies
- In case of pain OTC pain medications like Tylenol and Ibuprofen will help control pain to some extent until you can get to us. Never place aspirin close to the area of pain, this may cause gum and tissue burn.
- If you notice any bleeding due to trauma, apply pressure in the area for 10 minutes to help control the bleeding.
- If you notice a swelling on any part of the face due to trauma or tooth related, cold compresses 10 minutes on ten minutes off will help.
- In case of lost or fractured fillings, use some temporary cement available over the counter to close the open space to prevent possibility of infection in the area.
- If you have a loose or broken crown, and the tooth is sensitive, use a cotton swab to apply clove oil. Clove oil is available over the counter and helps heal and calm the tooth temporarily. If you have the crown and it looks intact, you can use temporary cement available over the counter to place the crown back until you can see us. If you are not sure, it is best to give us a call for appropriate care. In no situation is the use of super glue advised.
- Abscesses and soft tissue infections need immediate care and attention should be addressed at the dental office as soon as possible. If you notice a swelling around the gum, lukewarm saltwater rinses may be used until you can get to the office.
Root canals often invoke negative feelings and a sense of pain. At Starlite Dental, however, root canals are only performed when needed and only using the most comfortable and best technology with minimal pain and discomfort. The only thing our patients say after say after their root canals is “Oh! I didn’t feel a thing.”
Why do I need a Root Canal?
Often, a really bad toothache stems from an infection in the dental pulp, which is where the sensitive nerve of a tooth is located. In the past, the only solution to this problem was to remove the tooth, but now, Dr. Jaiswal can save it with a root canal. This procedure involves numbing a patient, removing the damaged tissue, and then rebuilding the tooth using a custom-made restoration. Thanks to Dr. Jaiswal’s expert touch and our sedation options, patients report feeling little to no discomfort during this procedure.
During the procedure, we are here to care for you. Let us know if you need anything to relax and we will help make your experience soothing and stress free.
While extracting a tooth is never our first choice, sometimes, it’s the only one. Dr. Jaiswal may recommend an emergency extraction if:
- A tooth has a cavity that is too large to be repaired with a filling or crown
- A tooth is too broken to be put back together
- Advanced periodontal disease is present
- Decay in one tooth is beginning to threaten the surrounding teeth
- A tooth is impacted (stuck while trying to erupt), painful, or infected
In any case, should you ever need an extraction, our team will go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable the entire time. We will discuss with you anesthesia and after care instructions thoroughly both before and after your appointments to make sure you are well cared for. If appropriate, we will discuss options and put together a plan to replace the tooth as soon as possible so you don’t have to deal with an incomplete smile. We are here for you during from your consultation visit to the end of the procedure helping you every step of the way.