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Emergency Dentistry in The Woodlands

A dental emergency can leave you in a panic. What do you do following a knocked out tooth, a broken tooth, or in the face of an extreme toothache? First of all, it’s vitally important that you remain calm. Keep your cool, stabilize the situation, then call your emergency dentist in The Woodlands, Dr. Johnny Taylor! Because when you need us most, we’ll never leave you waiting in pain.

How To Recognize a Dental Emergency

Some urgent dental situations are easy to recognize. A knocked out or broken tooth definitely requires quick attention. But other than these obvious problems, how can you know if what you are experiencing merits an emergency dental appointment? In general, if you are experiencing pain, have broken something in your mouth, or if you are bleeding from your oral cavity, you should seek urgent care. Dental emergencies don’t fix themselves -- the faster you act, the better for your oral and overall health.

Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat at Johnny D Taylor DDS include the following.

  • Knocked out or dislodged tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Toothache
  • Broken or lost filling, crown, bridge, or other dental work

When you place a call for emergency dentistry in The Woodlands, we will get you into see Dr. Taylor as soon as possible. Our trained staff can also provide important advice to help you deal with your situation in the meantime.

Handling the Most Common Dental Emergencies

After the unexpected occurs, quick action is absolutely crucial for restoring your oral health and getting you back to your life as soon as possible.

If you’ve lost a tooth, collect the missing tooth and rinse away any debris with cool water. Do not scrub the tooth or touch its root. Teeth have the best chance for reattachment within the first two hours, so don’t waste any time after a knocked out tooth.

Dental emergencies are usually accompanied by swelling, pain, and/or bleeding. Apply an ice pack to the affected cheek in 15-minute intervals to prevent and reduce swelling. Control discomfort with an over-the-counter pain medication. To stop bleeding, apply constant, gentle pressure to the wound with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop or slow after 10 minutes, head directly to the emergency room.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

There’s no fool-proof method for preventing dental emergencies, but you can take some measures to reduce the chance that one will happen to you. For one, don’t use your teeth for opening packages -- that’s one of the most common reasons for broken or chipped teeth. Find the scissors instead. And if you play sports, invest in a custom-fit mouthguard to protect your smile from excessive force. People who grind their teeth at night (the condition known as bruxism) should also invest in a mouthguard to avoid placing undue pressure on tooth enamel.

Call Johnny Taylor Immediately!

Your emergency dentist is here for you when you need him most. The next time the unexpected happens to you or someone you love, don’t wait to get in touch with Dr. Taylor!

Services from your Woodland Dentist

When you have a family to take care of, time can be in short supply. That’s why we provide a wide variety of dental services that can help smiles of all ages, eliminating tedious visits to other offices. From routine hygiene to revitalizing restorative care to Invisalign treatment and much more, Dr. Taylor, the dentist Woodlands residents trust, and his team have the skills and dedication needed to not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

At the foundation of our services is your twice-yearly dental checkup. These appointments serve as the baseline from which we develop a treatment plan to help you maintain your best oral health. Beyond cleaning and polishing your teeth, one of our skilled hygienists will also examine your teeth and gums, looking for signs of decay or gum disease. Periodically, we will also take digital x-rays to find any concerns that are not visible to the naked eye, such as a cavity between two teeth or infection developing deep inside a tooth. Another very important component of a checkup is an oral cancer screening. This disease is highly treatable and curable when found early.

Similarly, other oral and dental health concerns are relatively easy to treat when found sooner rather than later. Some of the restorative treatments Dr. Taylor offers to repair your smile include:

  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Dentures and Partials
  • All Porcelain Crown, Inlays and Onlays
  • Root Canals
  • CEREC one-visit crowns and other restorations
  • Bridges
  • Dental Implants

For those times when you want to enhance your smile, we have a number of cosmetic treatments. One of the most cost-effective is teeth whitening with Zoom! Whitening. In just one appointment, you can have a smile that is several shades brighter and whiter.

Have a chipped or slightly cracked tooth? Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin material to rebuild and reshape your tooth. If you have several teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshaped or slightly misaligned, then consider porcelain veneers. These coverings are adhesively bonded to your teeth, so you can present an aesthetically pleasing smile to family, friends and colleagues.

We proudly serve patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding communities. Call our office in The Woodlands, TX today to schedule an appointment for yourself or another member of your family.

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It’s time to start enjoying a happier, healthier smile. Dr. Taylor and his team can’t wait to welcome you here in the Woodlands. Request an appointment today!

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