Emergency Periodontics – Dallas, TX

Urgent Care for Your Gums

With any sort of emergency regarding your oral or overall health, you want to get to a truly qualified expert right away. Here at Central Perio, Dr. Tunnell can offer quick relief for urgent health issues related to your gums; he can determine the root of your pain or injury and take steps to correct the problem. Call our dental office immediately as soon as you think you’re experiencing a periodontal emergency, so we can set up an appointment for emergency periodontics in Dallas, TX.

Man and woman smiling after receiving emergency periodontic treatment

Why Choose Central Perio for Emergency Periodontics?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • State of the Art Technology
  • Team That Treats You Like an Individual

How We Treat Periodontal Emergencies

WOman in pain during periodontal emergency

A “periodontal emergency” can mean many different things, so the treatment you receive will vary quite a bit based on your circumstances. The first step is always the same, however: we’ll arrange to see you as soon as we can, and once you arrive at our dental office, we’ll make you as comfortable as possible while we examine your mouth to try and determine what the problem is. We may need to take an X-ray to identify the true source of your discomfort.

Once we have diagnosed your periodontal issue, we can discuss potential treatment options. If the issue is advanced gum disease, we can put together an ongoing treatment plan to manage your condition so that it doesn’t grow worse. Periodontal surgery may be performed if your gums or jawbone have been injured in some way. Your comfort and health are our only priority during an emergency; our recommendations will be personalized entirely based on your needs.

Most Common Periodontal Emergencies 

Man covering his mouth during periodontal emergency

Signs of a periodontal emergency typically include the following:

  • Your gums have become noticeably and painfully swollen.
  • You are currently suffering from severe mouth pain that does not go away or get better over time.
  • An issue with your gums is making it difficult for you to brush your teeth.
  • You’re having trouble eating certain foods.
  • You notice oral bleeding that you can’t explain.
  • Some of your teeth have come loose (which is a sign that the tissues holding them in place have become damaged).
  • Your mouth has become injured as a result of trauma.

Keys to Preventing Periodontal Emergencies

Man smiling during dental checkup to prevent periodontal emergencies

To avoid a periodontal emergency, you need to be mindful of the way you take care of your gums. Make sure you’re brushing and flossing thoroughly every day to protect your smile from gum disease; pay close attention to your gum line during your oral hygiene routine. Try to avoid bad habits that could lead to an injury, such as picking your teeth with a toothpick or another sharp object. Invest in a mouthguard to keep your teeth and gums safe while playing sports.