Emergency Dentist – Fort Worth, TX

Same or Next-Day Emergency Treatment

Whether you’re suffering from a toothache or notice out-of-the-ordinary symptoms involving your gums, our team at Periodontal Associates of Fort Worth is dedicated to helping you get out of pain. As soon as possible, we’ll schedule an emergency appointment for you to diagnose and treat the issue at-hand. Typically, we’re able to do this on either the same or next day that you call. If you find yourself in the midst of a dental emergency in Fort Worth, contact our office as soon as possible.

Why Choose Periodontal Associates of Fort Worth for Emergency Dentistry?

  • After-Hours Help for Existing Patients
  • In-Network with Most Major Dental Insurances
  • Caring & Experienced Dental Team

Why See a Periodontist for Dental Emergencies?

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Dr. Almasri is a board-certified periodontist with over two decades of experience, meaning he is specially trained to treat any oral problem that involves the soft oral tissues and bone within the mouth. This can include swelling around dental implants, loose dental implants, bleeding gums, oral lacerations, and broken, cracked, or knocked-out teeth. Our team will help quickly diagnose and address your discomfort, restoring your oral health and helping you get back to your regular routine.

How We Handle Dental Emergencies

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  1. Call Our Office: The first step you should always take if you notice any issues with your dental implants or experience tooth pain is to call us. We’re typically able to see patients either the same or next day.
  2. Receive an Examination: As soon as you arrive, our team will collect all necessary diagnostic images, like X-rays, and Dr. Almasri will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and ask you about your symptoms.
  3. Get a Diagnosis & Treatment Plan: Based on Dr. Almasri’s findings, he’ll diagnose the issue at hand and develop a treatment plan to address it, which could include a tooth extraction or other intervention.
  4. Undergo Treatment: After we’ve outlined our recommended treatment plan with you and answered any of your questions, you’ll be able to decide whether to move forward with care. Once we’ve received your consent, we’ll get to work addressing your oral emergency.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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No one ever expects to need an emergency dentist in Fort Worth, but accidents can happen. Don’t panic! Dr. Amjad Almasri is here for you. Contact our office for an appointment. He will explain everything and address any concerns during your consultation. In the meantime, take a look at the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

Will a Toothache Go Away with No Treatment?

Contrary to what you might have heard, an occasional toothache isn’t normal. It’s a symptom of an untreated dental problem, like a cavity or an infection. A toothache won’t go away without any treatment. It will probably get worse as decay or an infection reaches the inner layer of your tooth. Only a root canal can stop the pain if your pulp becomes inflamed or infected. If your toothache goes away suddenly, it can be a sign that your tooth has died and will need to be removed. Don’t let a small issue turn into a big problem. Schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist to stop your pain and save your tooth.

Do I Need to See a Dentist If My Chipped Tooth Doesn’t Hurt?

Not all chipped teeth hurt, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to see a dentist. Your tooth can be vulnerable to bacteria, sensitivity, and additional damage. It’s best to contact an emergency dentist for an appointment. If the damage is minor and you aren’t having any pain, you can wait a day or two to see your dentist, but don’t put treatment off for too long.

Will a Chipped Tooth Heal?

Your enamel can’t regenerate, which is why a chipped tooth is a dental emergency in Fort Worth. At most, your tooth can remineralize, but your tooth won’t grow back. Depending on the extent of the damage, your dentist can fix your tooth with dental bonding or a veneer. A larger break can require a dental crown to treat.

Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

You can’t go without any teeth; therefore, a broken denture is a dental emergency. Don’t continue to wear it because it can injure your mouth or cause more damage. Instead, wear an old denture, if possible. Never use superglue or other adhesives to repair your dentures because they can contain toxic chemicals or cause allergic reactions. It’s better to leave the mending for professionals. We will get you into the office for the necessary repairs or replacements.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

Every policy and situation differs, but most dental plans offer emergency coverage. Your benefits may include your consultation, X-rays, or diagnostic services. Your insurance may pay some of the expenses for medically necessary treatments after meeting your deductible, like dental bonding, crowns, or root canals. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your coverage. You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses with third-party financing, like CareCredit.