Dental Emergencies in Garden Ridge
Dental emergencies are frequent and can occur to anyone at any moment. The most frequent emergency is intense tooth pain, which needs to be treated right away to prevent additional complications.
Other dental emergencies include knocked-out, broken, chipped, and fractured teeth. Simply put, a dental emergency is any issue that needs to be treated right away in order to stop bleeding, lessen excruciating pain, or save a tooth.
Our aim is to keep the discomfort associated with your dental emergency to a minimum. All of our patients are given the best treatment possible, and we want you to have a pleasant experience as much as possible. That involves you being aware of everything that is happening at all times.
Managing pain and anxiety during appointments
Rolling Oaks Dental offers a variety of options to help patients manage pain and anxiety during appointments. Some options include:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) which can help you relax and reduce anxiety
- Oral sedation which is a pill that you take before your appointment to help you relax
- IV sedation which is administered through a vein to help you relax and be less aware of the procedure
- Local anesthesia which numbs the area that will be worked on so you don’t feel pain
It’s important to let your dentist know about your concerns and to discuss what options may be best for you. The dentist will be able to recommend a course of treatment that will best suit your needs and help you feel as comfortable as possible.