Emergency Dentistry FAQs
If you’re reading this page with a cracked tooth, knocked-out tooth, or seriously painful toothache, it’s probably a given that you need help FAST. Our FAQs below quickly answer some of the most popular questions we hear from emergency callers, but you can also always contact us directly at 21 st Century Dental in Las Colinas, TX for real-time assistance. Our dentists will make every effort to treat you right away.
What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
Our dentists will be on call when the office is closed. If you are a patient of record, you should call the main office phone number. There will be directions on how to contact us. A doctor or staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happens if it comes off or breaks?
Unless you are experiencing serious pain or a cosmetic problem, there is no immediate concern. If it happens during business hours, we should be able to see you immediately. If it happens after hours, we will let you be the judge – but generally, if it's okay with you to wait a few days, it's okay with us. However, we do not want a temporary to be off for more than 2-3 days.
My child has had an accident and his/her tooth has been entirely knocked out. What do I do?
Try to place it between the cheek and gum (like a chaw, for you Texans) if the child will allow it. If not, place it in a glass of milk and, either way, see a dentist immediately. There is a much better chance of replacing the tooth if it is done within the first hour. Again, we can't stress this enough – IMMEDIATELY.