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Plano Emergency Dentist Families Rely On

Woman smiling in dentist chairEven if you brush and floss your teeth diligently every night, that still doesn’t protect them from accidents. They just happen sometimes, and when they’re serious, you need to know how to get emergency dental care quickly. The first call you should always make is to Dental Renaissance. Dr. Christopher Pollard, Dr. Bhavita Patel, and our team will do everything we can to see you immediately. We’ll even make same-day appointments! If you ever find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, we’ll be able to get you the treatment you need FAST.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Dislodged tooth icon It’s good to know when a dental problem can wait and when you need to act quickly. If you find yourself in any of these situations, be sure to call Dental Renaissance immediately:

The key indicator is pain. If you are in so much dental pain that you cannot concentrate on anything else, you need to act fast.

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Graphical representation of a tooth When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it can be tough to know what to do first. Here are a few tips that will help you get the care you need and give your emergency dentist the best chance to save your smile.

  1. Take a moment to calm yourself so you can think clearly.
  2. Call us as soon as you can so we can make an appointment to see you.
  3. Try to find your lost tooth or dental work.
  4. Place it back in your mouth if you can. If this isn’t possible with a tooth, put it in a container of milk or saltwater until you can see us. This will help preserve your tooth.
  5. Rinse your mouth out with warm water to reduce the risk of infection
  6. Use a towel or rag to apply gentle pressure to stop any bleeding
  7. Put a cold compress on your face to manage the pain and reduce swelling
  8. Have someone else drive you to the office if you can. Dental emergencies often happen in conjunction with head trauma.

Don’t worry about trying to remember all of this on your own. Our team will be on the phone with you guiding you through each step. After you call us, we’ll be with you all the way through the end of your treatment.

Meet Your Emergency Dentists

No matter your dental emergency, you can trust that the team at Dental Renaissance will be able to help you. We handle hundreds of emergency cases every year, and we’ll know just what to do to save your smile. Don’t hesitate to call us if you ever find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency.

If you have any questions about dental emergencies, how to prevent them, or want to schedule an appointment, simply contact our office today.

Dr. Christopher Pollard

Plano dentist Dr. Christopher Pollard Dr. Christopher Pollard has been practicing since 1988 and has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about emergency dentistry in that time. He has completed numerous continuing education courses, including an intensive ten month program dedicated solely to dental implants. This thirst for knowledge and skill is what will enable him to perfectly handle your dental emergency.

Dr. Bhavita Patel

Plano dentist Dr. Bhavita Patel Dr. Bhavita Patel began her career in 2004 after graduating from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the North Texas Dental Society. Working closely with Dr. Pollard, she has become extremely skilled at both the restorative and cosmetic portions of emergency dentistry. Dr. Pollard frequently says that she is one of the most professional, courteous, and best dentists that he has ever worked with.

Advanced Dental Care Technology

Dentist pointing at an xray Our office is filled with the latest state-of-the-art equipment so we can provide you the highest-quality treatment in the least amount of time. We continue to train and familiarize ourselves with the latest advancements so that when you come to see us, you know that you’re only getting the best.

Digital X-Rays

These allow us to spot problems that may be hidden below the surface of your teeth. They create images much faster than traditional x-rays, and they also expose patients to 80% less radiation.

CEREC One-Visit Crowns

This highly-advanced system enables us to give you a completely customized crown in just one visit. Typically, we’ll be able to fully restore your broken and damaged teeth in just an hour.

Sedation Dentistry

Emergency patients are often in pain and scared, and sedation helps us address both. Using either oral conscious sedation or IV sedation, we’ll be able to relieve your pain and calm you down so we can treat you even better.

Location and Hours

Dental Renaissance is located at:

3325 Premier Dr.
Plano, TX 75023

Our current office hours are:

Monday — Thursday
7:30am — 5:00pm

We are located just a few minutes west of I-75 and north of Parker Rd. We are close to CVS, Senor Locos Tex Mex Ice House, Jack in the Box, and Taco Bell.

Frequently Asked Questions

I just injured my teeth and gums! What should I do?

You should immediately call your emergency dentist in Plano, TX at Dental Renaissance. That is the best way for you to get the urgent dental care that you need. We’ll always try to see you as soon as possible, and we’ll even make same-day appointments.

What is causing my severe toothache?

Besides a physical injury, the most common cause for severe toothaches is advanced tooth decay that has reached the interior nerve. If you have a constant throbbing or shooting pain in one of your teeth, you need to call us as soon as you can. If you wait, the pain will only get worse and we may need to extract the tooth. The sooner you call us, the better chance we’ll be able to save it.

One of my crowns just fell out, can you help me?

Yes! Call us as soon as you can and we’ll be able to put it back into place. Try to find your crown and place it back into your mouth if possible. If you can’t, be sure to put it in a safe container like a plastic bag. If you have exposed jagged or broken teeth, use a cotton ball or dental wax to cover them and protect your lips.

Should I ever call 911 for a dental emergency?

Most of the time, no. Clinics/hospitals usually do not have the proper staff or equipment to handle emergency dental care. We’re the best place for you to get the exact treatment that you need. However, if you have other injuries such as broken bones or you are bleeding profusely, be sure to head straight to your local emergency room.

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

One of the simplest and easiest ways to prevent dental emergencies is to get regular checkups and cleanings at Dental Renaissance. This will enable us to find and fix small problems before they can develop into bigger ones later. Also, you should always wear a mouthguard whenever you participate in sports, and never use your teeth to open tricky packages.