I Broke a Tooth! Can I Come in Today?

Having dental emergency, like breaking a tooth, can be a scary experience. Luckily, with the help of advanced technology, your Conroe, TX dentist is prepared to provide you with emergency dentistry and a dental crown that can allow you to bounce back in as little as one day!

Make a Same-Day Appointment

If you break a tooth, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. If it negatively effects your oral health and can’t wait until tomorrow, but isn’t life threatening, you can call the Dental Centre of Conroe to schedule a same-day appointment. Of course, if you find that your issue is life threatening, you should always call 911.

In the event of a dental emergency, you should respond as quickly and calmly as possible. After scheduling your emergency appointment with our office, you should apply short-term solutions to alleviate any pain or discomfort, such as using an ice pack against your face or taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. If you are bleeding, apply pressure with gauze or a clean cloth to slow and stop it.

If your tooth breaks, gather any pieces that you can and place them in a plastic bag to bring to your appointment. If you can’t find the pieces, don’t worry. Always remember that your dentist deals with dental issues often and knows how to care for you.

Stay Smiling With Same-Day Crowns

In earlier years, breaking a tooth often meant waiting for a traditional crown to be made. This process involved wearing a temporary crown while your permanent crown was being crafted at a secondary location, and required multiple visits to the dentist. However, with the help of CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) advanced technology, Dr. Richards is able to create a realistic, customized, same-day crown in the event of a dental emergency. With CEREC, your dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth to ensure that your new crown fits in nicely with your smile, and to make sure that the crown is a good color match for your teeth. Then, the CEREC machine will create your permanent porcelain crown in the same visit. With this streamlined process, you could break a tooth in the morning and no one would know by the time they see you in the evening, allowing you to return to your normal life quickly and easily.

Want to Learn More?

If you break a tooth or experience any other kind of dental emergency, we are here for you. Dr. Richards is committed to helping you bounce back after dental issues arise, and uses innovative technology to make that process even quicker. If you have questions about same-day crowns or other services, schedule a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, TX, and the neighboring communities.