Dental emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye causing panic, inconvenience, and discomfort at an extreme level. If you or a loved one is experiencing a situation like this, don’t wait – contact Tamborello & Bowen Cosmetic Dentistry right away! Our dedicated hotline will take your call, and Dr. Donald Tamborello and Dr. Shane Bowen will do everything in their power to provide relief on the same day as the initial contact, even on weekends.
If you’re unable to reach our office right away, there are steps patients can take to maintain and even improve their condition. Here are some for the most common emergency cases we see here in Houston:
Do you still have the tooth? Rinse off the crown carefully to remove any debris while taking care to leave the root and natural tissue intact. Then, place the tooth back into its original position within your smile and hold it in place. If this isn’t possible, hold the tooth in your cheek or place it in a cup of milk. Time is of the essence in the situation, so proceed to our practice as soon as possible. There, we can determine whether reattachment is a possible option.
Apply a small dab of toothpaste or some dental adhesive to the crown and then gently place it back onto the appropriate tooth. This should work as a temporary solution until our Houston doctors can professionally reattach it.
Patients should rinse and floss thoroughly to dislodge any food or any other stuck item that could be causing the problem. If the discomfort persists, contact us right away for assistance.
If you’re experiencing heavy oral bleeding that isn’t letting up or a badly injured jaw, please proceed to your nearest emergency room. After you’ve healed from the injury, our team can work with you to restore any damaged or lost teeth in a durable and lifelike way. Contact our Houston, TX practice today if you’re in need of emergency help, or if you have any questions our staff can help you with. We’re conveniently located for patients in River Oaks, West University, Upper Kirby, Montrose, Braes Heights, Bellaire, and other nearby areas.