Injuries happen, which is the reason why Dr. William Shattuck provides emergency care at his dental practice in Haslet, TX. Most typical emergency dental injuries are minor, like broken or chipped teeth. Occasionally more serious injuries occur. Dr. Shattuck has experience handling both minor and major injuries. Incidents could be caused by chewing food that is too hard for your teeth to manage, an accident when playing sports, a bad spill, or a blunt-force trauma. You might or might not feel discomfort, but it is important to get your mouth assessed following an accident to look for any damage. At Radiant Dental Care, we'll consistently make your dental crisis a priority by supplying fast care along with taking the necessary steps to protect against future issues.
There is a good chance you may require urgent care if a restoration or tooth falls out, you're in pain, or you have a cracked tooth. In some events, you might be uncertain how quickly you require treatment. Whenever you have a dental trauma that impacts your gums, teeth, or jaw, it is smart to speak to a dentist. Dr. Shattuck, along with his team, will be able to help you determine when to come in, strategies to reduce any pain, and also how to store your tooth or dental restoration. Even little injuries may result in larger issues if not handled as soon as possible; therefore, it's better to contact our office right after a dental injury.
What To Expect
Each dental crisis is different, so Dr. Shattuck will thoroughly evaluate your mouth prior to making a diagnosis during your consultation. X-rays might be required to make sure there are no additional problems. After Dr. Shattuck understands the degree of injury, he will speak with you about your options and develop a treatment program to get you back to normal as soon as possible. You might require one or a number of visits to restore the integrity of your teeth.
In the event of a dental injury, post injury care is paramount to a quick recovery. Dr. Shattuck will make sure you leave with a set of directions that will help you recover quickly following your emergency visit. These directions may include a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics, which need to be used as directed. He will also make sure to make appointments for additional follow ups and exams as they are needed. After your dental crisis is mediated, you might speak with Dr. Shattuck about methods to prevent future injuries, including fabrication of a professional grade, custom-made mouth guard. Dr. Shattuck emphasizes with his patients that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends that an athletic guard should be worn during contact sports in order to prevent damage to the developing mouth. Following an injury, Dr. Shattuck will continue to observe your recovery progress at each of your regular dental exams and make futher recommendations should an injury relapse.
If you are using dental insurance, we'll contact your insurer to ascertain your coverage after Dr. Shattuck has established your treatment program. For those not using insurance, Radiant Dental Care provides several in-office payment plans, and we can help you secure third-party financing via CareCredit to help make your care easier to afford. Do not delay handling a dental crisis due to concerns over price, since waiting might lead to larger and more serious issues.
Emergency Dental Care
When you've got bleeding, pain, or are experiencing an injury to your teeth, gums, or jaw, call Radiant Dental Care for urgent care. Dr. Shattuck, along with his staff, will help to deal with your pain and fix any injuries to your gums, teeth, jawbone, or dental restorations. Speedy treatment is the trick to preserving your oral well-being and preventing potential issues, so do not hesitate to get in touch with our office in Haslet, TX for assistance.