West University Emergency Dentistry
Emergencies of any kind are not known for being pleasant experiences, but dental emergencies can be extremely stressful since patients don’t always know what their next steps should be. At West U Dental Smiles, we always want patients to have a place to turn in case of pain, trauma, or other dental emergency. Dr. Neda Dodig is happy to offer patients of record her direct contact number, if they are at risk for an emergency especially following oral surgery or other advanced procedures. She also welcomes patients from the West University Place area and throughout Houston to contact our office during a dental emergency. After hours contact information can be accessed here. Our team is here when you need us most.
What do I do in case of a dental emergency?
First, stay calm. Call West U Dental Smiles right away. Our team will be happy to offer pain management tips, and start planning your treatment right away. If you experience dental trauma that may affect other areas of your overall health, believe your jaw is broken, or have a cut that doesn’t stop bleeding for one or more hours, proceed to your nearest emergency room. Call our team on the way, and we’ll be happy to work with you and the hospital to ensure any dental services are handled with the high level of skill you deserve.
Common Dental Emergencies
We take our patients’ word for it when they call to let us know they’re experiencing an emergency, but if you’re not sure the experience you’re having is an emergency, some of our commonly treated dental emergencies include:
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Abscessed teeth
- Soft tissue lacerations