Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentist Specialist
Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and getting prompt care is essential for preventing additional damage. As a top-rated emergency dentist in Lewisville, TX, Dr. Harry Ashitey has extensive experience in treatments aimed at relieving pain and other symptoms in patients at Infinity Smile Center.

Emergency Dentist Q&A

What kinds of issues does an emergency dentist treat?

An emergency dentist is skilled in an array or emergency and urgent care issues, including issues that cause pain or other symptoms or that interfere with the normal function of the teeth, jaws or mouth. Some of the most common emergency dentistry issues include:

  • toothache
  • swollen or bleeding gums
  • loose, damaged or lost fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures or implants
  • chipped, cracked or fractured teeth
  • loose teeth
  • teeth that have been knocked out
  • lacerations or cuts in the soft tissues of the mouth
  • jaw pain or jaw dysfunction

What should I do if a tooth gets knocked out?

Healthy adult teeth that are knocked out often can be replaced if emergency care is sought immediately - without delay. After calling the office, rinse the tooth gently to remove any debris, then try to place it back in the socket. If that’s not possible, place it between the cheek and gum or in a glass of milk or water. Be careful not to touch the root which can be easily damaged and prevent replantation. Then head to the office or emergency room for treatment.

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

One of the best ways to prevent emergencies is to make sure teeth and gums stay strong and healthy. Regular brushing and flossing and routine professional cleanings help keep teeth and gums in their best shape so they’re more able to ward off some types of damage. It’s also important to have any minor issues corrected as soon as possible to prevent these issues from developing into emergencies. Wearing a mouthguard during sports can prevent many accidents, and it’s important not to use teeth as tools to pry or open items.

How are dental emergencies treated?

Treatment will depend on the issue that’s being treated and can include fillings, root canals, crowns or other procedures to restore or replace damaged bridges, dentures or implants. Some more severe issues may require oral surgery to correct. Each treatment plan will be created based on the needs of the patient to relieve pain and other symptoms and restore normal function and aesthetics.


Infinity Smile Center also proudly serves Grapevine, South Lake, Carrolton, The Colony and Plano.

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