Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Smile of the Woodlands

Serge Kupetz, DDS

General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, & Dental Implants Specialist located in Panther Creek, The Woodlands, TX

Do you need dental care right now? If so, head over to Smile of the Woodlands, located in The Woodlands, Texas, for emergency dentistry with Serge Kupetz, DDS. Emergency dentistry can address a wide variety of urgent dental problems, ranging from knocked out teeth to oral infections. Emergency dentistry with Dr. Kupetz is expedient, affordable, and reliable. To learn more, contact Smile of the Woodlands online or via the telephone today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a field of dentistry that can address any pressing dental issue that requires rapid or immediate attention. Emergency dentistry allows you to receive care without an appointment scheduled in advance.

Examples of pressing dental issues that emergency dentistry can treat include:

  • One or more knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • A broken tooth
  • An object lodged between teeth or in the gum tissue
  • An abscess
  • An oral infection

At Smile of the Woodlands, you can also receive emergency dentistry care for any dental problem causing severe pain. 

Can emergency dentistry save a knocked out tooth?

If you or your child has a knocked out tooth, don’t panic. Instead, follow the steps below and get your tooth to Smile of the Woodlands within an hour. If you do so, the practice may be able to save your tooth.

Locate and clean the tooth

First, find your tooth and pick it up by the crown, or the portion of the tooth that is visible inside your mouth. Make sure that you don’t touch the root portion, as doing so can disrupt the surface cells and render reimplantation impossible.

Once you’ve picked up the tooth, rinse it off gently. 

Store tooth

Next, you must store the tooth, which you can do several different ways.

If you can, the best way to store your tooth is by placing it back into its socket. Hold it in place with your finger or by lightly biting down on a clean cloth or piece of gauze.

If you can’t get your knocked-out tooth back in its socket, your next best option is to hold it between your gums and cheek. If you can’t do this either, seal it in a small, sterile container and immerse it in milk. Finally, if you don’t have milk, try storing it in a container of water with a pinch of salt.

Why should I choose emergency dentistry over the emergency room?

Though they both have the word “emergency” in their name, emergency dentistry and the emergency room are two very different care options. 

First, emergency dentistry is a much more expedient process. At the emergency room, you can end up spending hours waiting to be seen and discharged. Meanwhile, at Smile of the Woodlands, you can typically receive medical attention in under 20 minutes. 

In addition, emergency dentistry is far less expensive than going to the emergency room. 

If you need emergency dental care, don’t hesitate to head over to Smile of the Woodlands right now. To contact the practice, reach out over the phone or via the online booking tool.