Emergency Dental Services

Emergency Dental Services Specialist
When dental emergencies happen, you need immediate help from an experienced dental care provider like Naren Mikkilineni, DMD. At Signature Smiles in Irving and Richardson, Texas, Dr. Mikkilineni will always make every effort to see patients as quickly as possible when they're dealing with emergencies like knocked out teeth, severe tooth pain, and severe bleeding in the mouth.

Emergency Dental Services Q & A

When does the dentist offer emergency dentistry services?

Dr. Mikkilineni and the Signature Smiles team are here to help with emergencies during all office hours. The office hours are as follows.

  • Monday: 10am-7pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 8am-1pm
  • Thursday: 10am-7pm
  • Friday: 8am-1pm
  • Saturday: By Appointment
  • Sunday: Closed

If you have an emergency during regular office hours or on a Saturday, please don't hesitate to contact Signature Smiles right away. The Signature Smiles team does everything possible to work you into the schedule so Dr. Mikkilineni can help.

How do you know when you have an emergency?

Sometimes it may seem hard to know exactly when something's an emergency. If you've got any doubts at all, please contact Signature Smiles for expert guidance and support.

There are a few situations that undoubtedly qualify as dental emergencies, so if you experience any of these, please take it seriously and call the office immediately.

  • Broken tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Serious bleeding that doesn't abate quickly
  • Extreme mouth or jaw pain
  • Loose filling
  • Dislodged crown or veneer
  • Loose dental bridge
  • Severe swelling in the mouth or jaw

How should you handle a knocked out tooth?

A knocked out tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies, and it's imperative to handle it carefully. Wash your hands before you pick up the tooth, and handle it by the crown rather than the roots. The teeth's roots are living tissue that you can place back in the mouth if you act fast enough.

If you can, put the tooth back into the socket, holding it gently in place with your tongue if possible. If you can't get the tooth to stay in the socket, you should drop it into a cup of vitamin D milk. This kind of milk has preservatives that can keep the teeth roots alive until you arrive at Signature Smiles (try to arrive within an hour or less).

Need help in a hurry? Signature Smiles is here to help with dental emergencies of all types. Contact the office as soon as your dental emergency happens so Dr. Mikkilineni can take care of the problem quickly and efficiently.

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