Emergency Dental Care

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If you have a toothache or other dental emergency in the El Paso, TX area, Valley Dental Care has emergency dentists available for convenient same-day appointments. We accept most dental insurance and have several payment options available if you don’t have dental insurance. Valley Dental Care in El Paso is committed to getting you the care you deserve at a price you can afford. ​Whether you have a cavity, lost a filling, chipped a tooth, or are in need of urgent relief for a toothache, we’ll get you in our office and out of pain as quickly as possible.

Reasons to See an Emergency Dentist

Dental emergencies can strike at any time and without warning. Sports-related incidents are common and accidentally knocking a tooth may occur. Chipping or cracking teeth can also occur suddenly at any given moment while eating or using your teeth as a tool.

There can be several reasons why emergency dental care will be necessary, here’s a list of common reasons to see an emergency dentist:

  • Swollen gums
  • Infected gums
  • A sore tooth
  • General tooth decay
  • Abscessed tooth root
  • Knocked our tooth
  • Cracked or broken teeth

Reasons such as these should be addressed as soon as possible. Leaving these oral health issues untreated can increase the risk of developing health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

What To-Do in Case of a Dental Emergency

Depending on the type of dental emergency that you are experiencing, there may be things you can do before you see a dentist that will help ease your pain. To start, the most important thing you can do is stay calm. When stressed, your body can experience a number of responses that may make your dental emergency worse. So staying calm is your best option while seeking the assistance that you need.

The following are a list of suggested things you can do at home to help ease any pain or discomfort caused by a dental emergency:

  • Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of hot water and use it as a warm mouthwash to relieve irritation and reduce swelling.
  • If you have a knocked-out tooth, put it in a glass of milk until you can get to your dentist. If possible gently place it back in the socket, only touching the top part, and gently bite down on a gauze until you get to our dental office.
  • If you are experiencing pain in a specific tooth, it is possible that something has gotten stuck between your teeth or inside the gum tissue. So gently floss to to see if any pain is relieved or matter dislodged.
  • Use a cold compress to help reduce swelling, numb irritation, and stop any bleeding that may occur.
  • Swish with Hydrogen Peroxide to help kill bacteria and alleviate irritation.
  • Take the prescribed dose of an over-the-counter pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Emergency Dentist Appointments Available Today!

We understand that dental emergencies are common and can happen unexpectedly so we reserved spots throughout our schedule to accommodate patients in need of an emergency dentist. No one should suffer through constant, excruciating pain, so our professional staff is here to assist you if oral pain becomes too much to handle.

Ask Us Anything About Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or extreme pain, it is of utmost importance to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Waiting to take care of the issue may result in even more oral health problems and dental costs down the road. Don’t wait to resolve your dental emergency, give us a call at ​(915) 598-7264, or schedule an appointment in the contact us below.