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Emergency Dentistry

Dentistry located in Hurst, TX

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Hurst, TX

Dental emergencies can arise when you least expect them, and knowing where to turn can make a stressful situation easier to manage. Residents of Hurst, Texas, rely on Jeffrey Osborne, DDS, and the team at Dental Studio of Hurst for emergency dental care. Walk-in visits are an option, or you can call ahead of your emergency dentistry visit. Online booking is usually best for less urgent needs.  

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is an area of dental practice that addresses urgent dental needs. One way to think about whether your dental issue needs emergency dentistry is to consider whether you can wait to be seen during a normally scheduled appointment. If the answer is “no,” then emergency dental care is probably the right approach. 

Having access to a highly skilled dental team can make a world of difference if a dental emergency arises. Prompt and professional treatment can mean saving or losing a tooth, and also addresses moderate-to-severe dental pain. 

What are some issues commonly treated in emergency dentistry?

People turn to Dental Studio of Hurst for emergency dental care for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common issues that prompt emergency visits include:

  • Cracked or fractured tooth
  • Severe dental pain
  • Signs of infection
  • Object lodged between teeth or in gum tissue
  • Lacerations to the tongue or other soft tissues
  • Lost crown
  • Abscess
  • Knocked-out tooth

These are just a few of the dental concerns that could lead you to seek emergency dental care. If you’re in pain or experiencing high levels of stress due to a dental health issue, call Dental Studio of Hurst to explain your circumstances and see if you can come in swiftly. 

What should I do if I experience a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out (avulsed) tooth is one of the most common types of dental emergencies. Knowing how to respond is helpful in saving the tooth. 

Begin by locating the tooth and carefully removing any dirt or debris. Avoid touching the portion of the tooth normally covered by your gum tissue. 

If possible, place the tooth back in its socket, gently biting down on a piece of gauze or cloth to hold it in place. You can also place the tooth in the space between your gums and cheek to keep it moist and in a familiar environment. Placing it in a small container covered in lukewarm milk is also an option. 

Call Dental Studio of Hurst to see if a same-day emergency dentistry visit is available. Online booking is also an option for less-time sensitive issues.