At DentAllon Dentistry, Dr. Liel Allon offers same-day emergency care for all patients. If you are experiencing a serious dental emergency and need immediate treatment, just contact us at (832) 975-0780 to get the care you need. With same-day care at our office, you can reduce your risk of future complications and get relief from your pain and discomfort right away. Our office is located at 1234 NASA Parkway Houston, Texas 77058.
Usually, there’s no need to go to the ER for a dental injury or emergency, as most ERs don’t provide dental care, and treatment from an emergency dentist lets you get treatment faster, and for a lower cost.
Serious oral pain is your mouth’s way of telling you that something is wrong. For example, a toothache usually means that you have an infected tooth. Or, if you slip and fall and your tooth is cracked as a result, you will feel a lot of pain because the tooth structure has been compromised. If you are feeling a lot of oral pain, you should get urgent dental care right away.
If your tooth is cracked, knocked-out, loose, or otherwise is damaged, you definitely need to get urgent dental care, and get treatment fast. A knocked-out tooth, for example, usually must be replaced within 1-2 hours to save it.
If you pull out a filling or a crown, or you have any other damaged or failing dental work, you should see Dr. Allon for emergency dental care right away and restore your tooth ASAP.
If your gums or other oral tissues are bleeding due to an injury and the blood flow doesn’t stop or slow down within about 45 minutes, you may need urgent dental care to get sutures and ensure your lacerations heal properly. Prolonged or random bleeding of the gums could also indicate serious gum disease, which also demands immediate treatment.
If you play any kind of contact sport, you should get a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard from Dr. Liel Allon. Wearing a mouthguard dramatically reduces your risk of oral injuries.
Frequent dental visits to DentAllon Dentistry will ensure that your mouth is healthy, and can help Dr. Allon identify issues like cavities, infected teeth, or failing dental work before the issue becomes more serious and requires emergency dental care.
As a rule, you should avoid chewing very hard foods like ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candies, as these can crack your teeth. You also shouldn’t chew any non-food objects, such as fingernails, pencils, or pens.
We’ve all been there. A pesky bag or package doesn’t want to open, or we’re short on hands to open it, so we turn to our teeth to tear it open.
But this is a bad idea. Our teeth aren’t meant to take the stress of being used as “tools.” They’re only meant to bite and chew food, and that’s all they should do. Don’t use your teeth to open things, or you could end up damaging them.
About 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and nearly 40 million Americans have lost all their teeth.
As a rule, you don’t need to go to the emergency room for a dental emergency unless you believe that your life is in danger. Most ERs do not have dentists on staff, and even if they have a dentist on call, your treatment will be much more expensive compared to seeing an emergency dentist like Dr. Liel Allon.
However, if you do think that your life is in danger, go to the ER. For example, if you have serious facial swelling that is interfering with eating or breathing or you believe that your jaw has been broken, you should go to the hospital right away. Use your best judgment, and don’t put your life at risk.
If you have a knocked-out tooth, it should ideally be replaced and splinted within 1 hour of your injury, and within 2 hours at most. The longer your tooth is outside of your mouth, the more likely it is that the tooth will die, and we may not be able to replace it.
If your tooth is knocked out, you should recover it and rinse it off, then put it back into the socket, or into a container of cold milk. Then, contact DentAllon Dentistry right away at (832) 975-0780 to tell us about your situation, and come to our office ASAP. Dr. Allon will be standing by to replace your tooth as soon as possible, and to maximize the chances of saving your knocked-out tooth.
After you’ve called DentAllon Dentistry to schedule your same-day emergency appointment, there are a few steps that you can take to prepare for your treatment and get relief from your pain and discomfort.
If your mouth is bleeding, we recommend absorbing blood with a piece of clean gauze, a cotton ball, or a paper towel. Apply gentle pressure to the site of your injury to help slow down the flow of blood.
For your pain and discomfort, you can take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or naproxen. Aspirin should be avoided if you’re bleeding, because it’s a blood thinner and could interfere with clotting.
Applying an ice pack to the outside of your cheek near the affected site for 10 minutes at a time can also help with swelling and inflammation.
These steps can help you control your pain and discomfort until your appointment at DentAllon Dentistry, but are not long-term solutions. So if you are experiencing a dental emergency, make sure to schedule a same-day appointment at our office right away to get the help you need.
If you have dental insurance, your emergency dental treatment will usually be covered up to all applicable maximum coverage limits. However, the exact coverage you will receive may vary between insurers and insurance policies. We recommend that you contact your insurer and read your policy carefully to learn more about the coverage you will get for dental emergencies in Nassau Bay.
That you should NEVER use teeth to cut or open things.