In the event of a dental emergency, contact our office at 432.287.9531. Dr. Michael Courter provides emergency dentistry services for his patients in his Midland, TX dental office. Emergency treatments offer general dental care to prevent worsening oral health problems.
Receiving immediate dental care after you notice a problem is key to your recovery. Please do not put off your oral health care and contact our office if you are unsure if your dental problem is an emergency. Our team will help you determine the next steps that you should take to minimize any pain or dysfunction that you are experiencing. Dr. Courter and his team are here for you.
How to Address Common Dental Emergencies
The most common emergencies that our office treats include:
- Tooth Pain: Call us if you are experiencing sudden and severe tooth pain. If toothaches are a regular occurrence, you may have a tooth or gum infection. Dental pain can make regular activities uncomfortable and can be a sign of a more serious problem. Contact our office so that we can help you find the best treatment for your pain.
- Knocked-Out Permanent Teeth: If you have just knocked out one of your permanent teeth, please try to locate it. Hold the tooth by the crown, or top, and rinse it in cool water. Place the tooth in a cup of cold milk for transport to our office. Sometimes, we can reattach teeth if they are preserved in this way and taken to our office promptly. However, if our dentists cannot reattach the tooth, we recommend dental implant treatment. Dental implants are titanium posts that restore missing teeth. Implants look and function just like natural teeth.
- Dental Injuries: A chip or crack in the tooth enamel may seem like a cosmetic problem, but it can impact the comfort of your bite and even leave you prone to infection. Some dental injuries expose the inside of the tooth to bacteria, which may require root canal treatment. Call us if you have just injured a tooth and we can help find the right restoration for you.
- Excessive Bleeding: Please contact our office if you have a dental injury that is causing excessive bleeding. You can also contact us if you have just recovered from a dental procedure, but are experiencing continuous bleeding. It is abnormal for our patients to experience bleeding for several days following their procedure. Our team can help stop the bleeding and find the source of the problem.
- Broken Dental Restorations: If you have just broken a dental bridge, tooth crown, dental implants, or denture, please call our office. We can provide you with a temporary restoration while we help plan your new dental restoration. Contacting our office promptly after an injury or break to a dental restoration can prevent discomfort and pain.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Please call Dr. Courter’s office at 432.287.9531. Even if you do not have a dental emergency, you can contact our office or request a dental consultation with Dr. Courter online. We also welcome questions from our patients. Let us know if you have questions or concerns and we will be glad to assist you.