Emergency Dental Services

Looking for an emergency dentist in Dallas? The team at R. David Brumbaugh, D.D.S. is available for all dental emergencies, including broken and fractured teeth and much more. No matter what your emergency is, this is the team to call from anywhere in the Dallas area.

Fast, Effective Emergency Dental Care in Dallas is Now Available with One Call

When it comes to emergency dental care, every second counts. Don’t wait another minute to get the dental help you need. For immediate assistance, call the office of Dr. R. David Brumbaugh at 214-509-6308.

David Brumbaugh, D.D.S. is known for top quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Dallas. The practice is also proud to offer some of the area’s best emergency dental services. After suffering an accident or other serious dental issue, it’s imperative to get help as quickly possible.
The sooner help is rendered, the more likely the teeth and/or bone will be saved!

Emergency dental services can include any of the following:

  • Immediate help for broken teeth
  • Help with a sudden toothache in one or several teeth
  • Care for a fractured tooth or other dental damage
  • Tooth extraction to keep problems from getting worse
  • Soft tissue swelling

Dental Implications of Broken & Fractured Teeth

Let’s discuss how a tooth fracture can become a big problem. Because we feel strongly about this topic, we want to make sure you understand the issue at hand.

While a tooth fracture may not sound serious, it actually demands critical attention. The fracture can deepen in time to affect the pulp, which can be quite painful and eventually lead to root canal therapy or extraction.

We are sometimes able to repair front teeth with a special glue, but if the bite is imperfect, the bond may not survive long. A full or partial crown, which will lend strength and stability, is generally preferred.

We’re treating more tooth fractures than ever in our practice. The primary culprits, accidents and aging, may seem to be out of your control, but there are precautions you can take to prevent tooth fractures. Here are some suggestions:

  • Use a mouth guard when you engage in sports
  • Refrain from chewing non-food items—fingernails, pencils, etc.
  • Stay away from extremely hot and cold liquids, which cause contraction and expansion of enamel
  • If you chew ice, kick the habit
  • Just say no to hard foods and candies
  • Resist clenching your teeth when stressed
  • Wear a night guard if you grind your teeth at night

Caution for Contact Sports

A penalty is often assessed against high school and college teams when players don’t wear their mouth guards. The biggest consequence of not wearing a guard, however, are not the penalties but the splintered jawbones, cuts to the cheek and lip, fractured teeth and even brain concussions that can result.

Often young athletes find mouth guards awkward and elect not to wear them. We can make one that fits much better and is more comfortable than the generic kind you find in stores.

If you have questions about mouth guards, please give us a call. Visit our Dallas dentist office at 8222 Douglas Ave Suite 580, Dallas, TX 75225 or call us at 214-369-5159.