Responsive Emergency Dentistry Houston, TX | Nu Dentistry
Quick and Easy Emergency Dentistry in Houston, TX
We make sure we’re here when you need us
Despite our best efforts and oral hygiene habits, dental emergencies can still happen when we least expect it. Teeth can become injured in an accident or from biting on hard objects. Fillings, crowns, or other devices might break or fall out. Teeth can become severely infected and put you at risk for serious health problems. If you're suffering from a dental injury or pain, give Nu Dentistry a call! Dental emergencies can be scary and painful, but we're here to alleviate both your pain and your anxiety. We offer efficient, first-rate dental service, putting your mind at ease every step of the way.
As with many emergencies, time is of the essence. Some dental pain is severe and requires speedy medical attention to prevent further complications. We'll schedule your appointment right away, even on Saturday. We believe that you shouldn't have to wait for toothache relief. At Nu Dentistry, we make sure that our patients receive their emergency dental care within minutes of arriving, even with short or little notice.
Our fantastic team of emergency dentists do everything they can to see you as quickly as possible. We can't stress enough that dental emergencies require swift action so that larger, more serious problems don't occur. We are a world-class dental specialty center prepared to treat your dental emergencies, whatever they may entail. Call us today for immediate service!
What Is A Dental Emergency?
Nu Dentistry makes sure you never put off a necessary procedure
It can be hard to tell sometimes whether something is truly an "emergency." Do you need immediate treatment, or can it wait until you schedule an appointment? If you experience any of these symptoms, please call our office at (832) 916-4144:
- Severe tooth, gum, or jaw pain. Acute pain can indicate multiple dental issues. Toothaches are a sign of infection, especially when accompanied by a fever, earache, or pressure.
- Excessive bleeding gums. A little bit of blood after flossing or a dental exam is typical. It can be a sign of gingivitis or early periodontal disease. However, if the gums won't stop bleeding, this may indicate a severe injury or advanced gum disease in need of immediate treatment.
- Broken or chipped tooth. These injuries need immediate evaluation to keep from getting infected. Jagged teeth edges can also cause sores and abrasions in the mouth.
- Knocked out tooth. If you're missing a tooth, treatment should be received as soon as possible. For the tooth's best chance of survival, gather as many pieces as possible and only pick up the tooth by the crown, never the root.
- Dislodged or loose tooth. Loose teeth in adults are a sign of either tooth injury or infection.
- Oral sensitivity. Although minor sensitivity can be addressed at a regular appointment, a sudden onset of severe sensitivity may indicate infection.
- Decay and cavities. If you're in extreme pain and know you have tooth decay or a cavity, please call our office so we can halt or treat any possible infections.
- Tooth abscess. When a tooth infection becomes bad enough, the tooth swells and develops a pocket of pus known as an abscess. They're very serious and can spread to other areas of your jaw, head, and neck if left untreated.
We’re Always Here For You
Painful problems don’t have to mean painful solutions
When you need emergency dental services, you deserve a team who stays calm under pressure and is unrelenting in giving you the best service possible. We're Nu Dentistry, and we're fully committed to your comfort even when times are tough. We understand that you might be nervous about your treatment, but we're here to put your fears at rest. Everything in our private patient suites is designed to put you at ease, from luxury entertainment to sedation options available upon request. Our dentists go above and beyond to achieve your complete dental satisfaction, no matter your needs.
Is a cracked tooth an emergency?
A cracked tooth is only an emergency if it is extremely painful. Pain can be a sign that the inside is damaged and the tooth fractured. If a tooth is fractured badly enough, it may not be salvageable. If these symptoms apply to you, please contact us immediately.
When should a tooth be removed?
A dentist must pull the tooth to stop the spread of infection. A tooth might also need extraction if teeth are overcrowded or incoming teeth are impacted and unable to emerge. Overcrowding often happens with incoming wisdom teeth.
How do dentists treat gingivitis?
Gingivitis occurs when plaque and tartar build-up around and under the gums, causing infection. Depending on the severity, treatment will include a regular dental cleaning or deep cleaning. A deep cleaning involves scaling teeth clean both above and below the gumline, respectively, of hardened build-up. Periodontal disease must be treated with deep cleaning.
Should I save my tooth or pull it?
We always do our best to save our patients' teeth because natural teeth are stronger and keep their neighbors from shifting. Keeping those teeth will save a lot of time, discomfort, and money in the long run. However, there are times when a tooth has fractured or decayed past the point of saving, even with a root canal, and an extraction is necessary.
Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?
We make sure you’re always prepared, even with serious procedures
At Nu Dentistry, we do our best to save your teeth, but that's not always possible. Sometimes a tooth has decayed too much or fractured too severely for repairs like fillings, root canals, and frequent deep cleanings to be an option. Other times, extra or crowded teeth block emerging teeth from coming out without ruining the alignment of your arch. During cases like these, the best option to protect the teeth and bone around it is to have the tooth extracted. There are two kinds of extractions: a simple extraction and a surgical extraction. Simple extractions are for teeth visible above the gum line, and they can be done by loosening the tooth with an elevator tool and removing it with forceps.
Surgical extractions are done on teeth either broken beneath or un-emerged from the gums. This type requires an incision into the gums to entirely remove the submerged tooth. While this procedure may seem scary at first, our dentists make sure that your operation is virtually painless. We offer multiple anesthetic and sedation options, guaranteeing that you're always comfortable during your treatment. We offer many services, such as implants, dentures, and bridges, that can help fill the gap and restore your missing tooth. We want to make sure you're always happy with your smile.
Our Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
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5706 San Felipe St Ste B-300
Houston, TX 77057