Dental Emergencies: Our Phones Are Answered 24/7
Have you ever woken up on a Saturday with a major toothache, and felt helpless because you didn’t know who to turn to? Has your teenage son or daughter suffered a sports injury that knocked their tooth out, and need immediate dental attention?
At McKinney Dentist, we know that emergency situations arise when you least expect. That is why we offer an emergency dentistry call service because we want to be a phone call away for you and your family whenever you need us the most. Our highly specialized dental team and friendly staff members are dedicated to our community.
During office hours, our goal is to say “How soon can your get here“, After hours, we have a doctor that can talk to you 24/7.
Our McKinney team, Dr. Berlin, Dr. Markham, and Dr. Lynch proudly serve residents of Frisco, Allen, Plano, and McKinney, Texas. You can contact us with any emergencies by calling us at 972-547-6453. Keep in mind that we have flexible office hours six days a week (extended weekday hours, plus Saturday hours), but feel free to call us anytime with emergencies!
Most importantly, we have an on-call dentist for your after-hour dental needs. We can also provide help by chatting with us online. In any emergency dental situation, please do not hesitate to contact us— your emergency becomes our emergency.
To be as prepared as possible for a dental emergency, we provide some tips for specific types of dental crises that you can do before you are able to see our McKinney Dentists:
Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) can help alleviate pain. You can apply ice 10-20 minutes every hour for severe pain.
Applying an over-the-counter medicine, like Orajel or campho-phenique, will pose as a bandage-like film over the sore.
Bleeding after an extraction
If bleeding is substantial, you can place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site, while applying pressure. If bleeding still ensues, you can soak a tea bag in water, put it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for one full hour.
Bitten tongue or lip
Applying ice or pressure to the area will most likely decrease swelling or bleeding. If the laceration is deep (larger than ¼ inch) or if the pain persists, please call our McKinney dentists.
Do not move your jaw. Seek immediate medical help at a hospital emergency room.
Place a piece of soft wax where the chipped area is, and then schedule an appointment with us. Place the pieces of your chipped tooth in a cup of milk, or in water with a pinch of salt.
Tooth knocked out
If you cannot put the tooth back in place and hold it there while rushing to come see us, then you can put it in a cup of milk or water, and come see us immediately.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 for immediate medical help, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
What if you are out of town and need immediate help?
Perhaps you and your family are on vacation and a dental emergency arises, hundreds of miles away from the McKinney Dentist team. No worries— we are proudly and respectfully members of the Dental Referral Network, in combination with the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE). This means you can access our referral list of dentists across the country (even parts of Canada and Australia) who can solve your dental emergencies. You will have the opportunity to choose one of these dentists who provide excellent care like we do.