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Emergency Dentist — Midland, TX

Immediate Care When You Need It

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Dental emergencies can be sudden, frightening, and often inconvenient. If you or your child is experiencing serious oral related pain or injury and are in need of an emergency dentist in Midland, please don't hesitate to contact our dental office as soon as possible. Our team will do everything we can to see existing patients and their families as soon as possible from the time of your initial call for emergency dentistry in Midland, TX. And in the meantime, we will try to provide guidance for how to best manage your emergency and minimize your discomfort.

Why Choose John K. Drisdale D.M.D. for Emergency Dental Care?

  • We Treat Patients of All Ages
  • Multiple Dental Sedation Methods Available
  • Fast Treatment for Patients in Discomfort

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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  • Get an appointment scheduled ASAP: After you call our dental practice, our team members will do everything they can to get you scheduled for an appointment. Ideally, we’ll ask you to come in the same day you contact us. In the meantime, we’ll be ready to offer you first-aid tips over the phone to help manage your situations ahead of your arrival.
  • Complete a detailed emergency exam: When you arrive at our office, we’ll bring you to one of our operatories, perform an emergency exam, capture digital X-rays (if needed), and confirm the source and extent of your symptoms.
  • Stopping discomfort, reviewing our findings: We’ll go over your findings with you directly so you know exactly what’s going on with your oral health. We’ll also work to get you out of any immediate discomfort so you can have a clear head during this process. We’ll break down your estimated costs and expected timeline so you can set expectations before making any decision on your future care.
  • Scheduling your future dental visits: No matter what treatment you need to address your dental emergency, whether it’s a dental filling, crown, root canal therapy, extraction, or another service, we’ll work quickly to get it completed.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Feeling scared or unsure of what to do when a dental emergency occurs? Whether it is a broken tooth, abscess, busted lip, or severe toothache, all you can think about is getting relief from the pain. Dr. John Drisdale and his team understand, which is why they want to ensure you have what you need to care for your problem until you’re able to reach our dental office. If you’re ready to feel a bit more confident the next time an injury occurs, here are a few tips on how to handle common dental emergencies in Midland, TX.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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Most dental insurance companies understand that accidents happen, which is why they will most likely cover all or part of your dental emergency. Depending on the specific problem and type of treatment you will receive, you will need to contact them to find out how much you can expect to spend on out-of-pocket costs. Our dental team is happy to assist if you are unsure where to start or what questions to ask. We will be more than willing to work on your behalf with the insurance company to ensure your needs are met while keeping your dental care affordable.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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It’s always comforting to know that your dentist is ready and able to take care of your dental emergency when the time comes; however, wouldn’t it be much nicer to prevent them in the first place? If you want to know what you can do to ensure your teeth remain fully intact and your soft tissues damage-free, here are a few things to remember:

  • Practice good oral hygiene at home by brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash
  • Keep up with your six-month dental checkups and cleanings
  • Avoid eating too much sugar or starch-based foods, as these can result in bacterial infections
  • Quit smoking, as this weakens your immune system and increases your risk for gum disease
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports or a nightguard if you are prone to bruxism
  • Avoid chewing on inanimate objects or hard, crunchy foods (i.e. ice, hard candy)