Emergency Dental Care Overview
Sometimes dental emergencies can happen, and they need to be attended to promptly to protect your overall health or to avoid even further damage to your smile. Board-certified practitioner Dr. Eric Capps and the team here at Made Ya Smile has extensive experience helping patients with all sorts of dental emergencies. Whether you have a broken tooth, damaged fillings, bridges or crowns that have loosened, an injury to your soft tissue, or another troubling concern, we are ready to help you regain your comfort and oral health. As a family-owned practice, we recognize that unexpected emergencies can happen at the most inopportune times, and so we make sure to leave time in our regular schedule to help our patients with their immediate treatment needs. If something happens that you need to see us about immediately, then rest assured we will work to see you as soon as possible which will normally be the same day.
Our office holds dental emergencies as a top priority, and our highly skilled staff is always ready to help a patient recover from an unexpected injury or complication with their oral health. If your emergency occurs after after-hours or over the weekend, a member of our team can work with you over the phone to give instructions on how best to manage your situation until we can meet you in our office for further treatment. Don’t choose to put your dental emergency on hold for later treatment. Some situations, like a knocked-out tooth, require immediate dental care and professional treatment so that they don’t become an even worse oral health concern. Be sure to contact our office in Rosenberg, TX right away if you or a family member has been affected by a dental emergency.
Emergency Dental Care Reviews
"I came here today (a Friday) for the first time on an emergency basis. Originally, my crown came off and I tried to get an appointment anywhere I could at the last minute (it was my front tooth and I looked like a jack-o-lantern), as everyone was packed. This business made me an appointment at a moment's notice and accommodated me--even though they were busy--and got me in and out. Unfortunately, I swallowed my crown like 5 minutes before my appointment and was freaking out. They put me at ease and changed things up to make me a temporary crown. EVERYONE--from the scheduler, to the staff at the front desk, to the dental assistants, and the dentist--was SO VERY NICE, PROFESSIONAL, and WELCOMING. The facility was very clean. I am forever grateful to them, and will definitely refer my loved ones here."- K.R. / Yelp / Oct 27, 2017
"I came here today (a Friday) for the first time on an emergency basis. Originally, my crown came off and I tried to get an appointment anywhere I could at the last minute (it was my front tooth and I looked like a jack-o-lantern), as everyone was packed. This business made me an appointment at a moment’s notice and accommodated me--even though they were busy--and got me in and out. Unfortunately, I swallowed my crown like 5 minutes before my appointment and was freaking out. They put me at ease and changed things up to make me a temporary crown. EVERYONE--from the scheduler, to the staff at the front desk, to the dental assistants, and the dentist--was SO VERY NICE, PROFESSIONAL, and WELCOMING. The facility was very clean. I am forever grateful to them, and will definitely refer my loved ones here."- K.R. / Yelp / Oct 27, 2017
Best Candidates for Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies are a concern that can occur at any time and to a person of any age. We understand that these situations can happen over the weekend or outside of our regular business hours and we are ready to help you. If you encounter a dental emergency, be sure to contact our office in Rosenberg, TX right away so that we can evaluate your condition over the phone and advise you on the best way to manage your concern before coming to our office. Any injury, trauma, or other damages that have occurred to your oral areas need to be evaluated by Dr. Capps quickly to make sure the damage can be minimized. It is important to remember that not every dental emergency causes immediate discomfort or other painful symptoms but they are still just as important to have looked at. Dr. Capps is always ready to help patients of all ages with any type of dental emergency, and some of the situations he commonly treats include teeth that have been knocked out, broken or cracked teeth or fillings, abscessed teeth or gum infections, injury to the lips or other soft tissues, loose bridges or crowns, unusual bleeding, or other aches or pains in the mouth that are not going away. During treatment, our first goal will be to help you manage any pain or discomfort you are experiencing before providing personalized palliative or restorative care to address your injury.
What To Expect with Emergency Dental Care
Our team’s focus will always be on providing comfort and high-quality care for patients during their time at our office, and this is especially true for patients experiencing a dental emergency. We will be sure to get you into a private treatment room as quickly as possible so that Dr. Capps can work with you to address your concerns. Because every situation is unique, we will always take the steps needed to personalize your care and provide you the best treatment options to suit your needs. A 3D cone beam scan or digital x-rays may be required as part of developing a comprehensive treatment plan to resolve your emergency.
We will be sure to share our findings with you and discuss your options before providing care so that you are informed of what steps are being taken. In some situations, we may need to move forward with treatment during your visit, or take a palliative approach that will require a return visit for further follow-up. If you are experiencing excessive bleeding or have suffered facial, head, or neck trauma please be sure to visit an emergency room immediately. Once you have healed, Dr. Capps and our team can work with you on the best treatment options to address any oral health or cosmetic concerns to make sure your smile stays healthy.
Emergency Dental Care Recovery
After Dr. Capps has been able to give you the emergency care needed to stabilize your situation, we will give you further information on how to properly care for your injury and set up additional appointments as needed. Any antibiotics or pain medications you require will also be prescribed to help you control other symptoms and avoid infection. The use of cold compresses or an ice pack can also help to reduce swelling and discomfort. It may also be wise to stay on a soft food diet at this time to reduce any unnecessary discomfort during your recovery.
Our team can also make suggestions on the best ways to reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency in the future. By wearing a customized athletic mouth guard during sports or physical activity, you can dramatically decrease the chances of suffering an oral injury. Staying away from certain habits, such as nail-biting, ice chewing, and biting on hard objects is also always recommended as a way of reducing the risk of damaging your teeth. After your emergency care is provided, it is important to stick to a routine of brushing and flossing along with attending your regular bi-annual cleanings to make sure your smile stays healthy and protected.
Emergency Dental Care Insurance Coverage
In some cases, your dental emergency may be covered by your dental insurance plan. Our financial team will be sure to check the specifics of your coverage so that you can be informed of any out-of-pocket costs during treatment. We understand that dental emergencies are unexpected, and we are ready to work with you to find a treatment and payment plan that will fit inside your budget. To make your care as affordable as possible, Made Ya Smile in Rosenberg, TX accepts several payment methods and our financial team can work with you to find affordable medical financing options.
Emergency Dental Care
If a sudden dental emergency has put your smile at risk, then be sure to get the quick and compassionate care you need with our team at Made Ya Smile. Board-certified practitioner Dr. Eric Capps has years of experience treating patients of all ages for all types of dental emergencies and he is always ready to help restore your oral health. If you are coping with a toothache, a broken filling, knocked-out teeth, or another dental concern that is causing you immediate distress the professional care is the best way to protect your smile. Be sure to contact our office in Rosenberg, TX today to let us know you will be visiting with a dental emergency if you are facing concerns about your oral health.