Same-Day Dental Emergency Care

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and without warning. While it can be hard to prepare for every eventuality, it is important to know the basics of what to look for and what your first steps should be.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Here are some examples of dental emergencies:

  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Broken, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Loose teeth from facial trauma
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling of the mouth, face or gums
  • Tooth knocked out

If you are experiencing any of the above, your condition may be an emergency, and you should be seen by a dentist immediately. Please call us and be sure to let us know the specifics such as how it happened, what level pain you are experiencing, if you have allergies, and/or if you have had previous dental work.

It is important to remember that dental emergencies that are ignored or are put off can get worse and worse. The earlier they are treated, the better it is for the tooth and for you. If you are unsure if you are having an emergency or not, it is safest to give us a call so we can speak to you about it. Never hesitate to give us a call since we can best help you identify what the issue is and if it warrants an emergency visit.

At Edinburg Family Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can occur without warning. In addition to our early evening hours Monday through Friday, we also take patients on Saturday by appointment.

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What we are doing to keep you and your family safe when you come to our office

We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While may things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at one at a time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.