Emergency Dentistry – Carrollton, TX

Gentle Relief for
Urgent Dental Problems

Even routine dental visits can be stressful for some people. When you’re dealing with a powerful toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or some other dental emergency, it can be downright terrifying. Our team at Anthony Dillard, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry understands that. Not only do we work to get you seen right away in a dental emergency, but we also do our utmost to help you feel comfortable every step of the way. Our beautiful dental office helps any tension melt away as Dr. Anthony Dillard cares for your smile. If you or a loved one is faced with a dental emergency, contact us immediately for gentle relief for urgent dental problems with emergency dentistry in Carrollton, TX.

Why Choose Anthony Dillard, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Multiple Sedation Dentistry Options in a Relaxing Dental Office
  • Most Dental Treatments Performed In-House by Specialists


How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Woman in need of emergency dentistry holding cheek in pain
  • Our team will do everything we can to schedule an emergency dental appointment for you on the same day that you call, especially if you’re in severe pain. No matter how soon we’re able to book your appointment, you can count on us to provide first-aid tips over the phone to help you manage your symptoms in the meantime.
  • As soon as you arrive, we’ll get you seated in one of our treatment rooms, which overlook waterfalls and other natural, relaxing scenery. Dr. Dillard will soothe any immediate discomfort you’re in, and then he’ll perform an emergency exam to confirm the source and extent of the issue.
  • Following your exam, Dr. Dillard can recommend one or more treatments that will directly target the problem and prevent it from recurring. Our team can also go over the estimated timeline and costs associated with your treatment.
  • Once we’ve agreed on a treatment plan, we can begin healing your smile.


The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Some emergency situations are easier to handle than others. If you’ve broken a bone, for instance, it’s a no-brainer to make a beeline for the doctor’s office. But what if you have a dental emergency? In general, it’s a good idea to call us if you’re experiencing a dental issue that’s out of the ordinary, such as the following:


Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Mother and child discussing the cost of dental emergencies with dental team member

Every smile is unique, and so is every dental emergency, making it impossible for us to give you an estimate of how much your treatment will cost until you’ve visited us in person. Before we move forward with your care, we’ll go over the financial information in detail so that you have a clear idea of what to expect. If you’re worried about the cost of emergency dental care, the last thing you should do is put off treatment – it could make the problem worse and ultimately more expensive to treat.


Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Mother and child flossing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

Not all dental emergencies can be avoided, but many of them can be. As long as you take good care of your smile’s health with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, you can minimize the buildup of plaque that contributes to painful tooth decay and infections. You can also reduce your risk by wearing an athletic mouthguard if you play sports or a nightguard if you suffer from nightly teeth grinding. Lastly, avoid biting down on hard objects that could break your teeth, like ice cubes, your fingernails, or pen tips.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Woman using mirror to examine her teeth

Dental emergencies can be quite alarming when they occur. If you have questions about handling dental emergencies or simply want to know how to prevent them entirely, it helps having a dental office you can visit with confidence. Below, you can find some of the most common questions we’ve heard over the years regarding dental emergencies. Whether you have a toothache, damaged tooth, oral infection, or other concern, don’t wait to call us to ask for guidance and/or schedule an appointment!

Should I visit the emergency room first for dental emergencies?

Most emergency rooms are not equipped to handle dental emergencies, mainly because they don’t have a dentist on staff to treat them. However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, if you have major cuts or lacerations to your face, mouth, lips, or tongue; an abscess or other oral infection that makes swallowing or breathing difficult; or you believe your jaw is broken or dislocated; go to the emergency room first. In nearly all other cases, a dental office is the best place to visit for a dental emergency.

How should I sleep with tooth pain?

If you have a toothache and you’re trying to get to sleep, do your best to keep your head elevated. This will help prevent blood from rushing to your head and potentially making your toothache worse. You should also consider taking over-the-counter medications as needed and avoid any foods that are acidic, cold, or hard immediately before bed. A cold compress will also help dull some of your discomfort. While keeping these tips in mind will help you manage your toothache, don’t hesitate to call our office.

Is my tooth pain from an infection?

A tooth that feels sore or maintains a throbbing sensation is likely due to an infection. If you also notice a bitter taste in your mouth, tooth sensitivity, red or swollen gums, loosening of the tooth, chronic bad breath, or a draining sore located on the gums nearby the tooth, it’s more than likely a dental infection causing your tooth pain. However, you won’t be able to confirm this on your own. The only way to do that is by visiting our office so we can capture digital X-rays and create a detailed diagnosis.

Does emergency dentistry cost more?

In most cases, emergency exams are not particularly expensive. The services required to treat your dental emergency are usually the more expensive aspect of emergency cases. This is because they generally involve restorative or more complex treatments to resolve. With that said, you shouldn’t let this deter you from getting the care you need as failing to do so actually puts you at greater risk of paying higher costs later. If you lack dental insurance coverage, your dental fees may also be higher depending on the services you need.