Dr. Vidya Suri and her team at Kings Dental take great pride in treating every patient like they are the only patient. And if ever there was a time when you deserve the king’s treatment, it would be in the event of a traumatic injury, debilitating toothache, or other dental emergency. As a true emergency dentist in Garland TX, Dr. Suri treats patients with urgent conditions as soon as possible, same day during business hours. If you need her expertise after business hours, no problem! All emergency calls are forwarded to Dr. Suri’s cell phone – a rarity in the medical field.
If you don’t hear back within five minutes of leaving a message for Dr. Suri, we at Kings Dental encourage you to contact your local hospital to seek emergency services. Such emergency care at the hospital will at least get you out of pain until Dr. Suri is able to examine you and provide a lasting answer to your problems. Prompt care may even save your life!
What is a dental emergency?
The answer to this question is not straightforward, as there are many different situations and symptoms that represent a dental emergency. Plus, everyone experiences pain in different ways; the term pain tolerance exists for a reason.
Generally, if you think it’s an emergency, then it’s an emergency to Dr. Suri and her staff at Kings Dental. A few of the experiences that have led patients to seek us for emergency treatment include:
- An aching, throbbing mouth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Pain at the joints of the jaw
- Radiating earaches
- Facial swelling
- Tender or swollen lymph nodes
- Fractured or knocked-out teeth
- A partially dislodged tooth
- Lost fillings and other restorations, such as crowns
- Soft tissue injuries, bleeding of the gums, tongue, lips, or cheeks
These symptoms can be indicative of tooth decay or an oral infection, especially when accompanied by chronic bad breath and an unpleasant taste.
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What is a life-threatening dental emergency?
While they may seem innocuous, albeit very unpleasant, toothaches can actually be signs of serious health problems. An untreated infection or abscess doesn’t go away on its own; it can spread to other parts of the body and present systemic threats to your health.
Don’t wait to get care if you are experiencing the following:
- Trouble breathing and swallowing
- A fever of 103 degrees or higher (for adults)
- Headaches, coupled with symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, flushing, and chills
- Severe swelling that makes it difficult to fully open your mouth
- Chest pain
- Pain when urinating
- Sensitivity to light
These symptoms indicate that a tooth may be infected, and that the infection has spread. Complications from an oral infection can also be quite serious, and include dehydration.
So, yes, problems with your teeth and gums can progress to serious conditions that threaten your overall health! Don’t wait to get the emergency care you need. Call (214) 703-6900. If concerns over the cost of care have kept you from visiting the dentist, Kings Dental accepts most insurances – even Medicaid and CHIP – and offers competitive cash prices. We’re happy to work with you to get you feeling better and smiling again.