Are You Dealing with a Dental Emergency? Act Fast to Get the Professional Care You Need.

Frisco Emergency Dentistry

Stay Calm & Call Robert A. Neal, DDS Family Dentistry

Dental emergencies happen. Even for those who maintain a hygiene routine at home and come in for regular dental checkups, it can be impossible to avoid blunt trauma to your teeth, getting your teeth knocked out, chips or breaks from certain foods, or even an unexpected and excruciating toothache.

If you have a Frisco dental emergency that is urgent but not life-threatening, contact our office at (972) 200-0656 right away. For serious or life-threatening injuries, call 911.

At Robert A. Neal, DDS Family Dentistry, we know emergencies are a part of life. We’re here for you when you need us to help you through. Read on for tips on how to react or prepare for services in the event of a dental emergency in Frisco.

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment. Some signs that can appear in dental emergencies are:

  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Tissue bacteria that can compromise the patient’s airway
  • Trauma involving facial bones

If you experience any of these contact Robert A. Neal, DDS Family Dentistry today.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

For the best results in an emergency situation, it’s important you act quickly and calmly. This is often easier said than done, especially in cases of accidents or blunt trauma, but thinking clearly can help your dentist minimize the damage by providing him what he needs to perform repairs or treatment.

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out: First, try to find the tooth. If you can find it, hold it by the tip to avoid damaging the root. Gently rinse it clean with water if the root appears dirty, but don’t touch the root or physically remove anything from it that doesn’t come off with a gentle rinse. To preserve it until you can see Dr. Neal, try to push the tooth back into place. If this doesn’t work or won’t stay put, store the tooth in milk, saliva, or warm salt water. Once you’ve secured or stored the missing tooth, call our office immediately.

If you’ve experienced blunt trauma without losing a tooth or the onset of a toothache with extreme pain: Apply a cold compress or take anti-inflammatory medication. If you chip a tooth and are able to find the chip, it can be stored in milk, saliva, or warm salt water, just like a missing tooth. Dental pain that comes and goes continually or lasts longer than a few minutes may indicate a problem that requires immediate attention. When in doubt, call us.

We’ll do our best to see you as soon as possible because we know that the sooner you receive professional treatment, the easier and less expensive the fix may be. For example, it could mean the difference between a simple repair or bond versus a full extraction and implant.

Dr. Neal has honed his skills as a practicing dentist for 20 years. If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Frisco, call us at (972) 200-0656 as soon as possible.

Dental Care You Can Feel Good About

  • Friendly, Caring Staff

    We know that going to the dentist can cause a lot of unnecessary anxiety. That is why our staff is committed to providing excellent care in a warm, inviting environment.

  • Award-Winning Care

    Dr. Neal is proud to have been named 2010 & 2015 Dentist of the Year by North Texas Dental Society and Dentist of the Year by Frisco Style Magazine. With us, your oral health is in excellent hands.

  • Experienced Professionals

    We have been helping patients with all of their dental needs for more than two decades. We are proud to help patients of all ages, from 2 to 102. All you have to do is call to learn more.