When dental emergencies strike, quick and competent care is paramount. At iSmile Dental Care, we’re dedicated to providing rapid, efficient, and reliable service as your trusted emergency dentist in Plano, TX. Led by Dr. Ragnell, our highly experienced and responsive team ensures you receive immediate care for toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, lost fillings or dental crowns, and more. Your comfort, well-being, and swift recovery are our top priorities. Don’t let a dental emergency disrupt your life – trust iSmile Dental Care for all your urgent oral health needs.

Your Trusted Partner in Dental Emergencies

Dr. Ragnell, a well-regarded and experienced dentist in Plano, leads our practice. Over the years, Dr. Ragnell has managed countless dental emergencies with a professional, calm, and caring approach. His commitment to your oral health is unwavering, as he believes that every patient deserves to smile confidently, even in the face of dental emergencies.

What is Considered an Emergency?

Dental emergencies can range from mild to severe, but as a general indication, if you’re experiencing pain that disrupts your daily life or have excessive bleeding, you need prompt help. Here are some of the most common scenarios we see at our Plano dental practice:

  • Knocked out or dislodged teeth, often due to contact sports or trauma
  • Lost fillings or crowns
  • An infected tooth or abscess causing severe pain
  • A chipped or broken tooth
  • Toothache cause by cavities or gum disease
  • Soft tissue injuries to the lips, gums, cheeks or tongue
  • Persistent bleeding and aching gums
  • Swelling in the mouth or jaw, which could indicate an abscess

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Our Emergency Dental Services

At iSmile Dental Care, we provide a wide range of emergency dental services tailored to address your specific dental needs. Our emergency services include, but are not limited to:

Toothache Relief

Sudden toothaches can be debilitating. They are often indicative of underlying problems such as infections, cavities, or dental abscesses. Dr. Ragnell and his team are dedicated to providing immediate relief and a long-term solution for toothaches. This may involve:

  • Cleaning out cavities and restoring the tooth with dental fillings
  • Draining and treating an abscess with antibiotics
  • Performing a root canal where infection has gotten into the pulp of the tooth
  • In cases where cavities and decay are extensive, we may perform extractions

Broken or Chipped Teeth

Accidents can lead to broken or chipped teeth. Our priority is to restore the normal function and appearance of your teeth in such situations. We ensure that our patients get swift and effective treatment to prevent any further damage. This may involve:

  • Repairing cracks or chips with composite bonding materials to save the tooth while restoring aesthetics too
  • Where a tooth cannot be repaired with bonding or where it is the patient’s preference, we can restore the tooth using dental crowns or veneers.

Lost or Dislodged Fillings and Crowns

Lost or dislodged fillings and crowns can be quite painful and may lead to complications if not addressed promptly. We offer quick and efficient restorative treatments to fix these issues and prevent future dental problems. If you’ve saved your crown and its in good shape, we’ll be able to re-cement it in place. If you’ve lost it entirely or it’s damaged, we can offer a replacement dental crown.

Restoring Knocked Out Teeth

When you knock out a tooth it’s vital you come in to see us as soon as possible – preferably within hours of the incident. This gives you a better chance to save your natural tooth and have it reattached to the gums. Dr. Ragnell is in some instance able to reattach the tooth, however, if this is not possible we can discuss restorative treatments such as dental implants or bridges. It is ALWAYS first prize to save your natural tooth – this is always the goal.

Rapid Response to Your Dental Emergencies

Our team understands that every second counts during dental emergencies. We guarantee rapid response time and comprehensive treatment plans to get your oral health back on track.

Why Choose iSmile Dental Care?

Highly Experienced Team

Our team, led by Dr. Ragnell, is highly experienced and skilled in managing dental emergencies. Our commitment to ongoing training ensures we use the most up-to-date techniques and technologies.

Convenient Scheduling

We understand that emergencies don’t work on a schedule. That’s why we offer flexible hours to accommodate your dental emergencies.

Patient-Centered Care

At iSmile Dental Care, your comfort and well-being are our top priority. We’re committed to providing gentle and compassionate care during your dental emergencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What constitutes a dental emergency?

A: Dental emergencies often include severe toothache, broken or chipped teeth, lost fillings or crowns, abscesses, and any oral injury causing severe discomfort or pain.

Q: How quickly can I get an appointment during a dental emergency?

A: At iSmile Dental Care, we prioritize dental emergencies and strive to accommodate emergency cases as quickly as possible, often on the same day.

Q: What should I do until I can get to the dental office?

A: In the case of a dental emergency, it’s crucial to stay calm and avoid any actions that could worsen the condition. If it’s a toothache, try rinsing your mouth with warm water. For broken teeth, keep the area clean and avoid eating on that side.

Q: What should I do if I have a severe toothache?

A: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between your teeth. Do not put aspirin on your aching tooth or gums; it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact us immediately.

Q: How do I handle a chipped or broken tooth?

A: Save any pieces. Rinse the mouth and any broken pieces with warm water. If there’s bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip near the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve pain. See your Plano dentist as soon as possible.

Q: What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

A: Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it’s facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. If it’s not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk (or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not available) and get to iSmile Dental Care as quickly as possible. Remember to bring the tooth with you!

Q: What if a filling or crown falls out?

A: Keep the fallen-out filling or crown safe and avoid chewing on the affected side. If possible, slip the crown back over the tooth. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place. Then give us a call for your same-day emergency appointment.

Q: How do I deal with an abscess?

A: Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated. See Dr. Ragnell as soon as possible if you discover a pimple-like swelling on your gum that usually is painful. In the meantime, to ease the pain and draw the pus toward the surface, try rinsing your mouth with a mild saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day.

Call Our Emergency Dentist in Plano, TX, Now!

Don’t let a dental emergency disrupt your life. When you need an emergency dentist, iSmile Dental Care provides immediate, reliable, and compassionate care. Contact us today at (972)-702-6343 to schedule your appointment.

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