Emergency Dental Care in Katy, TX
We know that dentistry can’t always be planned. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us immediately at 832-762-3644 for a same-day dental appointment. If it is outside of our office hours, listed below, or we were unable to answer the phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you need immediate care and we were unable to respond, we recommend going to the emergency room.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (by appointment)
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (by appointment)
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (by appointment)
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Cost of a Dental Emergency
Emergency dental care procedures cost the same as the procedures completed under normal circumstances. Visit the link below for more information about our financial policies, including insurance providers, forms of payment, and additional payment information.Financial and Insurance Information
What is a Dental Emergency?
We consider any dental problems that need immediate treatment a dental emergency. This includes bleeding that won’t stop, severe infections, or severe pain. Severe infections are especially dangerous as they can be life-threatening and you should seek care right away. If we are unavailable, you should seek urgent care at your nearest medical facility.
If any of the following statements apply to you, you are having a dental emergency and should contact us immediately.
- I have a tooth knocked out.
- My tooth has been chipped or cracked.
- My mouth is bleeding and won’t stop.
- I’m in extreme pain or am experiencing severe swelling in my gums, mouth, or jaw.
- I have a toothache and swelling in my cheeks or face.
- My jaw is injured.
- My teeth are extremely sensitive and the sensitivity will not subside.
- My tooth is loose or out of alignment.
Home Care for Dental Emergencies
What if my tooth gets knocked out?
- Pick up the tooth by the top (crown), NOT by the root—do not touch the root.
- Rinse the tooth very gently with only water, no soaps or chemicals. Do NOT scrub the tooth.
- If possible, place the tooth back into the socket. Gently push it in with your fingers then hold it in place while trying to bite down.
- If you can’t place the tooth back into the socket, put it in a container with milk.
- Contact your dentist right away—the faster you act, the more likely it is that your tooth will be able to be reimplanted.
What if my tooth is loose but still attached?
If your tooth is loose or out of alignment, you can try to put the tooth back in its original position very gently - do not try to force it. If there are any other things you should do in the meantime before your appointment, we will advise you and give you instructions. Getting an appointment set up with us as soon as possible should be your first priority.
What if I have a chipped or cracked tooth?
If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, contact us right away. Chipped teeth that aren’t painful can usually be smoothed out or filled in at a regular dental appointment. A cracked tooth typically indicates that there’s damage to the inside of the tooth, as well as the outside. If your tooth is cracked please follow these steps, after contacting your dentist.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water
- Apply a cold compress to minimize swelling
- Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to alleviate pain
- Do NOT apply any pain medication—including Orajel—directly to the gums, as it can damage gum tissue