Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Dental emergencies happen every day, and they can happen to anyone. When the unexpected strikes, count on an experienced team of dental health professionals that focus on effective treatment with a caring touch. Trust Humphries Dental to deliver emergency dental care that will protect your teeth from further damage and restore the look of your smile. Because we are dedicated to being there for you when you need us most, we offer after-hours emergency care and can be reached by emergency phone access.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Knowing what can be considered a dental emergency will save you time going to the emergency room and help you receive the type of treatment you need when you need it. The seriousness of the injury will determine where you should go. While severe injuries that involve lots of bleeding should be addressed in an emergency room, smaller chips and minor fractures can usually wait for regular business hours at a dental office. Common dental injuries that require emergency dentistry include:

  • Abscess
  • Bleeding
  • Fracture
  • Severe Infections
  • Severe Pain
  • Swelling
  • Trauma
How Can You Prevent a Dental Emergency?

The best solution for any problem is prevention -- this goes for dental emergencies as well. There are a few steps everyone can take to stop dental emergencies before they happen:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene at home
  • See your dentist at least twice a year for professional hygiene recare
  • Wear mouthguard during contact sports
  • Avoid chewing hard foods like ice or hard candy
  • Use tools, not your teeth, to open packages
Do You Have a Dental Emergency in Bay City, Texas?

Don’t wait to get treatment! At Humphries Dental, we understand that quick and decisive action is the best way to prevent lasting damage. If you have suffered a dental emergency and need our care after regular business hours, call our after-hours emergency line at 979-245-6111.