Emergency Dentistry – Houston, TX

Toothaches, Broken Teeth, Lost Fillings; You Name It, We Can Treat It!

We realize that unexpected moments like dental emergencies can happen, leaving you in shock and panicking to find a trusted dental professional to help get you out of pain and restore your oral health. Dr. Roman and our team offer same-day appointments for patients in pain and specialize in treating sudden and severe toothaches! If you’re experiencing any out-of-the-ordinary dental symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact our office immediately to get the quick, attentive care you need.

Why Choose Roman Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • We Accept Dental Insurance
  • Sedation Dentistry Available

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

If you have a dental emergency on your hands, the first step you should always take is to contact our office right away. We’ll gather information about your situation, including where your pain is radiating from and whether there was trauma that resulted in damage, and provide you with first-aid guidance. Then, we’ll schedule a same-day appointment because early treatment of a toothache is more comfortable, saves teeth, and is less expensive. To prevent a dental problem from getting worse, call or book a dental appointment online today. Below, we’ve included some helpful tips to ease your discomfort and prepare you for your visit.

Toothaches

Lingering toothaches are often signs of infections that have developed deep beneath the surface of the enamel, within the inner chamber. To ease your discomfort, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen.

Chipped /Broken Teeth

If your damaged teeth have created a jagged edge that keeps catching on your lips or the inside of your cheeks, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over the area to keep that from happening. Be sure to bring your chipped-off piece of tooth with you to your appointment.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Time is of the essence, so try to get to our office within an hour of the incident. Retrieve your knocked-out tooth (being sure to only handle it by the biting surface) and rinse it off. Store it in a sealable container of milk or salt water to keep it viable.

Lost Filling/ Crown

If you have a dental restoration that has come off of a damaged or decayed tooth and you’re able to find it, you can rinse it off and temporarily place it back on the tooth using a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

While there’s no way to completely avoid a dental emergency, there are some ways you can minimize your risk of experiencing one. Here are some precautionary measures to keep you out of your emergency dentist’s treatment chair:

  • Visit the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Maintain a well-balanced diet.
  • Protect your teeth while playing sports.
  • If you grind your teeth at night, invest in a nightguard.
  • Stay hydrated with water.
  • Maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine.

Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

The cost of your dental emergency appointment will depend on a variety of factors, including what type of treatment you require, whether you need dental sedation, and if you need follow-up visits or treatments like receiving a dental crown. Based on all of this information, which we’ll discuss with you after we’ve had a chance to examine your mouth, we’ll draw up an estimate and discuss dental insurance coverage with you.

Workman’s Compensation & Dental Insurance

A friendly staff member will help determine dental insurance benefits. Workers Compensation and dental insurance claims are filed to get fast approval. Because insurance can be complicated, this office works directly with dental insurance companies. Before starting treatment, Roman Dental will contact the insurance carrier to estimate the out-of-pocket cost of dental care. If you now have an urgent dental need, we can help.

Stress-free Plan of Treatment

The staff and dentist are here to help in any way necessary. Without judgment, they will examine and treat a single sensitive tooth or provide a plan to help with any additional dental concerns that you may have. First, they offer and explain different treatment options. Secondly, they will help make a plan to move forward toward better dental health. Lastly, they openly talk about the cost and payment options of dentistry, before beginning any care.

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What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Care Visit

  • Experienced and friendly dental staff are able to answer treatment questions.
  • The dentist and staff openly discuss treatment options and fees.
  • Same-day treatment, when possible, to relieve pain and restore the appearance of your smile.
  • An affordable exam with financing is available to help with the cost of treatment. 
  • Insurance benefits are estimated to determine total cost and co-payments prior to beginning treatment.
  • Treatment is focused on providing a comfortable experience. 
  • The phone is answered by a person that knows about dentistry, not a recorded message.
  • Covid-19 safety to provide emergency dental care in a safe, clean, and healthy setting. 
  • Dental abscess drainage

Emergency Dental Care Treatments

Roman Dental provides full-service emergency dental care.

  • Missing tooth replacement
  • Dental pain relief
  • Tooth extraction
  • Temporary Fillings
  • Denture repair & replacement
  • Crown & veneer cementation
  • Root canal treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Medicated fillings
  • Oral surgery

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a treatment that many patients fear even though there’s nothing to be concerned about if you hear you need one! We make sure to completely numb the area that we’ll be operating on so you won’t feel a thing throughout your procedure. After patients receive root canal therapy, they remark about how much better they feel since their toothache was cured, too. Afterward, we’ll protect and strengthen your treated tooth with a dental crown, so you can hopefully continue to enjoy it for decades to come.

Tooth Extractions

We understand that there’s no substitution that can compare to your home-grown teeth, which is why we always attempt treating teeth that are severely damaged or decayed before we remove them. However, in situations where not removing a tooth may cause your surrounding teeth harm, we may recommend a tooth extraction. Afterward, we can replace it with a customized implant-retained dental crown or bridge to help you regain a healthy and full smile!