“Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.” – William Butler Yeats
Isn’t it better to be prepared than not? There’s a big difference between having the knowledge to handle any situation because of prior preparation and education compared to running around without a clue of what to do. Your emergency dentist in Spring, TX, Dr. Kelly LeBlanc, wants you to have the information you need to handle any dental emergency. If you find yourself not knowing what to do, you can always call your dentist for assistance over the phone and schedule an appointment to restore your smile the best way we can!
First off, the most important thing to remember is DO NOT PANIC. Secondly, don’t hesitate to go to the nearest emergency room if you or a family member’s emergency calls for it. For instance, if a baseball hits your jaw at high speeds, breaking your jaw and knocking a few teeth out at once, go to the emergency room first! Once your priority health concerns are cared for first (i.e. excessive bleeding or broken bones) then you can give our office a call. Basically, emergency dentists are dental specialists who are available to provide you immediate advice over the phone to get you through any dental accident. Dental Emergency? Remember two things: keep calm and contact the office of Dr. Kelly LeBlanc!
Our patients live active lives. We understand that accidents do happen, no matter how much we try to prevent them. Some are worse than others. It is important to know the proper actions to take to prevent major health care problems—and bills—down the road. Here are some common situations that constitute as a dental emergency. If any of these scenarios happen to you, give us a call right away!
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Lost or knocked out teeth
- Lost dental crowns
- Swelling gums (sign of infection)
- Bitten tongue or lip
- Broken jaws
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Did you know that visiting your dentist in Spring, TX can help you reduce your risk for dental emergencies? Our routine dental checkups and professional cleanings help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. Keeping your smile professionally cleaned every six months reduce your risk for severe toothaches and gum disease or swollen gums. Dental checkups also help keep any placed dental restorations up-to-date, ensuring their lasting functionality. Also, Dr. LeBlanc can recommend the best treatments (like Invisalign clear braces for crooked, protruding teeth) and advice to avoid dental emergencies.
The best thing you can do to stay prepared for any dental emergency is to visit your dentist regularly. If you haven’t had visited your dentist in a while, give us a call today to schedule your next appointment!