Emergency Dentistry in Houston, TX

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Obtaining much-needed professional care during a dental emergency can be an inconvenient, painful situation. Unexpected dental emergencies can be caused by athletic injuries, trauma, tripping, or even just biting into hard foods. Our dentist and his professional staff provide prompt emergency oral health care in a compassionate atmosphere. We can effectively address all sorts of serious dental problems for Houston, TX patients, including damaged fillings, toothaches, and knocked-out (avulsed) or fractured teeth. Tooth damage doesn't always trigger pain so it's really important to have your teeth looked at for any any oral trauma. At Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc., we always strive to offer emergency visits as quickly as possible.

There are several benefits to emergency dental care, including:

  • Saving your smile from further damage
  • Reducing oral pain
  • Protecting your gum and jaws
  • Reducing risk of an oral infection
  • Treating issues after an oral injury or trauma

People of all ages can have a dental emergency. Various kinds of emergencies include lingering oral pain, knocked-out and cracked teeth, oral abscesses, loose restorations (from fillings to dentures), oral bleeding or sensitivity, and other tooth-related injuries. Receiving the urgent dental treatment required as soon as you can is the best method to relieve dental pain and maintain your oral health. In many situations, it could mean the difference between keeping a tooth or not. Since even small damage and sensitivity can lead to worse problems if left untreated, it is best to call our office immediately for any dental emergency.

Urgent dental needs will vary for every patient. Dr. Nicosia handles different emergencies, including knocked-out teeth, chipped or broken teeth, minor jaw injuries, toothaches, swellings, abscesses, and soft tissue injuries. During your appointment, Dr. Nicosia will fully evaluate your specific issue before giving a diagnosis. 3D imaging could be done to look for hidden damage, for example, to the bone, tooth roots, or jaw. When we completely understand the extent of your oral issue, we will talk to you about your treatment needs. At Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc., the primary concern of an emergency appointment is to reduce oral discomfort and detect any injuries. We do everything we can to rehabilitate the function, aesthetic, and total health of your teeth as quickly as we can.

Dr Nicosia was my dentist over 20 years ago before I moved to another city. He is the best and very knowledgeable in his field. I still have my teeth so that is definitely due to his expertise in gum surgery and teeth care. My husband recently started having dental issues and needed to get expert care so of course we made the trip to Houston to see the expert. We are both extremely happy with the dental experience Dr Nicosia and his staff provide for our family.

D.G. Yelp

Dr. Nicosia and Cindy are simply the best at what they do. They care deeply about the patient's well being. I have been treated for dental care with Dr. Nicosia and Cindy over a decade now and wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Knowledgeable, great surgeon,Painless, the best.

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Being a patient of Dr. Patrick Nicosia for the past 30 plus years has been a real pleasure. Dr. Nicosia and his staff make you feel welcome and relaxed when attending appointments. There is never an ounce of anxiety when sitting in the dentist chair. Over the past 30 years, even with changes, Dr. Nicosia and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations, they have always been kind and courteous, going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. Thank you Dr. Nicosia and your entire staff for making my visits to your office some of my best experiences.

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I and two other family members have used Dr. Nicosia over the past 10 years for dental implants. He’s absolutely the best! He is passionate about his work, uses the latest technology and is honest, kind and professional. His staff is equally excellent. I wouldn’t go to anyone else and I always recommend him to anyone needing dental work.

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What Is Recovery Like after Emergency Dental Care?

After your appointment at Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc., someone on our professional staff will give you advice on the most effective methods to care for your mouth according to your particular dental emergency. Dr. Nicosia might write you a prescription for pain medication or for antibiotics to combat infection. Once your dental emergency has been resolved, we can offer advice on how to defend your mouth from future trauma, which might include getting a custom nighttime mouth guard. Sticking to daily dental hygiene routines is essential while you mend. We will monitor your healing when you visit us for your routine dental checkups.

If your family needs emergency dental care, Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc. is glad to help. Dr. Nicosia and his compassionate team work quickly to relieve tooth discomfort, manage oral damage, and remove the worry from emergency visits. For prompt, efficient emergency dentistry solutions, contact our Houston, TX practice without delay.

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What situations count for emergency dental care?
At Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc., patients come to us with a variety of urgent dental needs. These can range from a knocked-out tooth, to a splitting toothache, to infection of teeth and gums. If your mouth is in unbearable pain, we encourage you to use our emergency dental option rather than wait until it's too late.
Should I go to the ER instead?
Our staff can help you decide on if you need dental treatment or emergency medical care. While the ER will likely have a dentist on-call, you may need to be seen for additional medical care depending on what prompted your urgent needs. If your complaints are purely dental, we encourage you to use our office for specialized dental care.
What should I do if my tooth was knocked out?
If you have recovered a tooth that was dislodged from your mouth, please bring it to your emergency dental appointment. If possible, keep the tooth near the gums with cushioning that lets you hold it in place. If it is completely out of your mouth, please store in a small container of saliva or milk to preserve the tooth until you are seen.
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