Emergency Dentist

Gateway Dental

General Dentists located in Colleyville, TX

The team at Gateway Dental in Colleyville, Texas -- led by Dr. Patricia Calabria and Dr. Andre Ellis -- offers urgent and emergency dental care when you and your family need it most. Emergencies like broken teeth, loose crowns, or knocked out teeth receive the immediate care they require. Schedule a same-day urgent care visit online, or call the office when you need emergency dental treatment right away.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

Gateway Dental

What’s considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency includes an array of tooth, gum, or oral hygiene causing you so much discomfort or bleeding, that you can’t wait until regular business hours. Emergencies can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Knocked out teeth
  • Lacerations to gums or tongue
  • Fractured teeth
  • Abscesses or loose teeth

Emergency situations like these are frequently the result of an underlying infection or sudden trauma, like injuries incurred in an accident.

How do I handle a dental emergency?

Whether you completely knock out your tooth or severely bite your tongue — or anything in between — it’s completely normal to panic when you have a dental emergency. Instead, try to remain calm to prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration.

Use sterile gauze or cloth and apply pressure to the area to stop the bleeding. You can apply a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling, too.

Call Gateway Dental as soon as possible because Dr. Calabria and Dr. Ellis are ready to help.

Even if you think the issue can wait or you’re not in a lot of pain. It’s better to seek immediate dental treatment to preserve the health of your damaged tooth or gum area.

Which dental emergency treatments will I need?

When you get to the office, Dr. Calabria or Dr. Ellis might begin by taking digital X-ray images of your mouth to get a clearer image of your condition. If you knocked out a tooth, for example, they must determine if any remaining tooth fragments in your gums need to be removed.

From there, your emergency dental treatment can include any combination of the following:

  • Oral surgery
  • Root canal treatment
  • Same-day crowns
  • Fillings or bonding

The team at Gateway Dental always cares for your emergency dental situation in the most compassionate manner possible. Dr. Calabria or Dr. Ellis determines the best treatment options based on your specific case and teach you how to prevent future dental emergencies. For example, a custom mouth guard can decrease your risk of oral injuries while playing sports.

For compassionate emergency dental care, call Gateway Dental right away, or book a same-day appointment online.