Emergency Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Houston and Pearland, TX

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Houston and Pearland, TX

If you experience a blow to the mouth that causes a lost tooth, laceration to your cheek, gums, or tongue, or damage to your oral health, it’s vital to seek emergency dentistry. The sooner you receive diagnosis and treatment, the sooner you can take steps to feel better. At TLN Family Dental, general and cosmetic dentists Tammeka Nickleberry, DDS, Esther Oluwo, DDS, Taylor Provost, DDS, and Precious Ude, DDS, provide same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment for yourself or your child, call the nearest office in Houston or Pearland, Texas, or book online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for potentially serious oral issues, like knocked-out teeth, severe toothaches, and cuts that won’t stop bleeding. 

If you or your child experiences a dental emergency, don’t wait to take action. Call TLN Family Dental immediately or, if it’s during normal business hours, visit the nearest office and walk in.

What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?

TLN Family Dental uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Knocked-out permanent teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Foreign objects lodged between teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth
  • Severe toothaches

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you experience an injury to any of the soft tissues in your mouth, like your gums, lips, or tongue.

What can I do to reduce the risk of oral complications?

There are several things you can do to reduce the risk of oral complications during a dental emergency. Here’s what to do in three common situations:

If you lose a permanent tooth

If you lose a permanent tooth due to an accident or a blow to the mouth, don’t panic. Instead, carefully pick up the tooth and rinse it off in cool tap water. Try to put the tooth back in the socket, but if it won’t stay put, tuck it inside your cheek or place it in a glass of milk. Once you’ve secured the tooth, call TLN Family Dental.

Damaged dental restoration

If you damage a dental restoration, like a crown or a bridge, pick up any of the pieces that you can find. Then, put the pieces inside a plastic bag or wrap them in a piece of foil. Call TLN Family Dental and explain what happened. They can assess the damage and make treatment recommendations.


If you have a toothache, try taking over-the-counter pain medicine or rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. If at-home treatments don’t provide relief, contact TLN Family Dental. Your provider can perform an oral exam and take digital X-rays to identify the underlying cause.

Make an appointment at TLN Family Dental if you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry. Call the nearest office to speak with a staff member or click the online booking feature today.