Most people don’t realize they have oral health problems until they have a dental emergency. When you are suffering from severe pain or an infection, you should visit the dentist at the earliest to avoid dental complications. At Premier Dental Studio of Katy, our dentist helps patients in need and offers same-day emergency appointments.
What Are Emergency Exams?
An emergency exam is a dental examination process that is performed when you are experiencing a dental emergency. This exam will help us diagnose and treat your problem as soon as possible to reduce the risk of further damage and pain. During the emergency exam, we will review your medical history and perform a full oral examination to determine the cause of your pain. If we discover any abnormalities during the exam, we will address them immediately.
What Are the Common Signs of a Dental Emergency?
A number of signs may show you have a dental emergency, including:
- Toothache or pain due to cavities or other teeth issues
- Accidents that damage your teeth, cheeks, or lips
- Severe tooth sensitivity
- Fractured or displaced teeth
- Bleeding gums
What Happens During an Emergency Exam?
During your emergency exam, the dentist will carefully evaluate your mouth for signs of damage and determine whether any treatment is necessary. Sometimes, the problem may not require treatment but can be solved with over-the-counter medication or other strategies. We may also recommend some home remedies such as using ice packs to reduce swelling or drinking warm liquids to soothe your throat.
If necessary, we will provide you with prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications that can help relieve your pain and discomfort. Depending on the damage, we may also recommend restorative care or extractions. The dentist will also discuss ways to prevent similar problems in the future such as selecting the right toothbrush, flossing daily, getting regular dental checkups, etc.
Any treatment is initiated only after the patient's consent. The dentist provides all the information regarding the treatment to the patient which helps them to have better insight into the procedure.
If you have any questions about our dental services, call our experienced dentist in Katy, TX, at (281) 271-5100 to schedule an appointment at our dental office located at 6940 Katy-Gaston Rd Suite 200, Katy, TX 77494.