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Emergency Dentistry

Woman in dental chair holding cheekWhen dental emergencies happen, patients at Dental Care Today of Richardson know they have someone to turn to for help. Dr. David Nguyen and his knowledgeable dental team are always here when patients need us. In fact, we can typically provide treatment for patients on the same day that they call during dental emergencies. If for any reason we’re unable to see patients on the day they contact us, we’ll walk them through at-home care and pain management over the phone. If you’re not sure whether or not your situation requires urgent dental care, we encourage you to contact our team anyway. We’ll discuss the situation with you over the phone and help you determine what the best course of action may be. Some of the oral health emergencies we see most often include:

In some cases, patients can avoid emergencies by changing habits. That includes discontinuing any habits like pencil, nail, or ice chewing that may lead to damage. We also recommend patients avoid using their teeth as a tool to open packages or crack nuts. Most importantly, maintaining a complete daily oral hygiene routine that includes through brushing and flossing will protect and strengthen your smile. If you’re ever concerned your emergency is life threatening, don’t hesitate to contact us, but we encourage you to seek care at your local emergency clinic.

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