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Emergency Dental Care at Parkside Dental

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We offer same-day appointments for patients who are in pain and in need of immediate dental care.

Our Murphy dental team can help you get relief from the pain and discomfort of a dental emergency with numbing and sedation.

Getting immediate treatment for a dental emergency helps minimize your pain, reduce the risk of complications, and ensures optimal results.

As experienced restorative dentists, Dr. Jean and Dr. Jason Larsen will provide you with superior care and ensure that your smile looks and feels its best.

What is a dental emergency?

We define a dental emergency as any oral condition which is causing you pain, bleeding, or discomfort, and that you cannot treat on your own. While this includes some obvious conditions like a loose tooth or a tooth that has been knocked out, it also includes things like a serious toothache that may have been bothering you for a few days, a pulled-out filling, and even cases of severe gum disease.

If you think your oral condition is an emergency, it probably is. Don’t risk your oral health! Contact us right away for a same-day emergency consultation. You can reach us at (972) 442-7550 or feel free to stop by our office at 703 E FM 544, Suite 100, Murphy, TX.

What are some common dental emergencies?

The most common category of dental emergency is pulled-out, missing, or damaged dental work. It’s quite common for dental work (such as fillings or crowns) to become damaged or displaced, and this can be a serious issue. The enamel below your dental work is vulnerable to decay and damage, so if you do not get help right away, your issue can become much worse. 

Other common dental emergencies are oral injuries. Lacerations to the lips, gums, and tongue are common, as are loose, knocked-out, and impacted teeth. Chips and cracks in the teeth are also a serious emergency. Chronic or severe toothaches are a common dental emergency that we treat quite often at Parkside Dental. If you have a serious toothache, it may indicate an infected tooth, which must be treated with a root canal as soon as possible to avoid the eventual loss of your tooth.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

  • If you have had a tooth knocked out, or a filling or crown is missing, the first thing you should do is recover your tooth or dental work, if possible.
  • A knocked-out tooth can be rinsed off and replaced in the socket, or put into a container of cold milk. Dental work can be put in a plastic baggie.
  • After recovering your tooth or dental work, call Parkside Dental for an appointment immediately at (972) 442-7550.
  • After this, you can treat your pain, discomfort, or bleeding, if present. Bleeding can be stopped with clean gauze or cotton balls. You can take medicine like ibuprofen (Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) to help mitigate pain and inflammation. Applying an ice pack externally to the site can also help relieve discomfort.
  • Come to Parkside Dental as soon as you can for treatment in our Murphy dental office.

Do you offer same-day appointments?

Yes! If possible, we ask that you give us a call at (972) 442-7550 before you come in so that we can properly prepare for your visit before you arrive. However, we often have space in our schedule set aside for emergencies, so you can also walk into our office at 703 E FM 544, Suite 100, Murphy, TX 75094. We will treat you as soon as we can!

What Should I Bring With Me To My Emergency Appointment?

So, you’ve called Parkside Dental and you’re coming into our office to get the same-day emergency dental care you need in Murphy, TX. What should you bring to your appointment with Dr. Jason Larsent? Here are a few things you’ll want to have with you during your consultation.

  • Damaged tooth or dental work (if applicable) – If you have a knocked-out tooth, rinse it and put it into a container of cold milk or back into the socket to keep it moist. Dental work like a pulled-out filling or crown can be put into a plastic baggie. If you have broken your tooth, you can also recover the tooth fragments and bring them in with you.
  • Insurance information – We accept insurances including Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, MetLife, Delta, and more. Bring in your insurance card so that we can enter your information and make sure you get the coverage you need for your emergency.
  • Payment method – If you need to end up paying a copay or for other out-of-pocket expenses, you’ll need to bring in a payment method such as a credit card or check. We also offer financing via CareCredit for some treatments, so this may be an option for you.
  • A friend or family member – Depending on your situation, you may need to be driven home after your appointment. If you get oral conscious sedation to help with your pain, for example, you won’t be able to operate a car after your treatment. Bringing a friend, family member, or another loved one with you can also help you feel more comfortable during this difficult situation.

Are There Cases Where I Should Go To The ER?

The answer is “yes.” Though ERs don’t usually have dentists on staff and will be more expensive compared to coming to Parkside Dental, you should always go to the ER if you think your life is in danger due to a dental issue. Always use your best judgment. 

For example, if you experience serious trauma to your face and you think your jaw is broken, you should go to the ER immediately. Or, if you have any kind of facial trauma, swelling, or other issue that’s interfering with proper swallowing or breathing, you should go to the ER right away.

What Do I Do If I Don’t Have Insurance?


First and foremost, you need to understand that avoiding dental care for an emergency will cost you more in the long run. For example, if you crack a tooth while eating a piece of ice or some almonds, you may be able to restore your tooth immediately with a dental crown at Parkside Dental, and avoid further complications.

But if you don’t seek emergency care right away, your tooth could become infected, causing you a lot of pain and discomfort. You will likely need a root canal to fix it, or you may even lose your tooth and require tooth replacement with a dental implant. Both of these are much more costly procedures.

So don't let lack of insurance stop you from getting the dental care you need. At Parkside Dental, we do our best to provide you with affordable treatment, and we offer financing options for all patients. 
We even have an in-house dental membership plan, which covers the cost of basic preventive care, and gives you a big discount of up to 20-50% off other treatments, so consider signing up for this plan if you don’t have insurance.

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