Emergency Dentistry

Premier Dental

Akbar Ebrahimian, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Sugar Land, TX

A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. Akbar Ebrahimian, DDS, at Premier Dental in Sugar Land, Texas, can serve the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you have a dental emergency, call the office closest to you, or use the convenient online booking system.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What do emergency dentists do?

Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Visiting Premier Dental as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth pain or a toothache
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling Dr. Ebrahimian at Premier Dental. He’s trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don't seek dental care right away, you could lose the tooth entirely. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

As you clean the tooth, hold it gently by the top, or crown. Never pick up your tooth from the root. If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Premier Dental. Call the office right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.

If the tooth can't be replaced in the empty socket, place it in a small cup of cold milk. The milk will help preserve the roots until you can make it into the office. Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call Premier Dental for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.