Emergency Dentist

Euclid McLeod, DDS

General Dentist located in Georgetown, TX

Maybe it’s a broken tooth or a bad toothache, but sometimes you need to see the dentist before your regular check-up. If you’re having a dental emergency and live in or near Georgetown, Texas, you’re in luck — Dr. Euclid McLeod Jr., DDS, offers appointments for dental emergencies. If you need to see a dentist right away, call the office or go online to schedule a consultation.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

There are a number of reasons you may need to see Dr. McLeod right away for an emergency dental visit, including: 

  • Knocked out tooth
  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Severe tooth or gum pain

Dr. McLeod knows that accidents that cause cracked or damaged teeth can happen at any time, which is why he’s carved out space in his schedule to handle these unexpected emergencies.

What happens during a dental emergency visit?

No one emergency dental visit is like another, but you can expect confident and compassionate care with Dr. McLeod and his team of dental professionals. After an oral examination, he might recommend:

  • X-rays
  • Fixing a broken or cracked tooth
  • Fitting a temporary crown
  • Prescriptions to treat an infection

You may need to come back for a follow-up to check on the tooth that needed the immediate care, or get additional treatments — such as a root canal or placement of a permanent crown.

Can the dentist fix a broken tooth?

If your tooth is broken, Dr. McLeod may be able to fix it, but there are a few things you need to do to preserve your tooth and the root.

If your tooth is broken in half, it’s important to keep it moist. If you can, place the tooth back in the socket of your tooth, being careful not to damage the root. If the tooth can’t be put in the mouth, place it in a covered container filled with milk or a tooth preservation product.

Most importantly, get to Dr. McLeod as quickly as possible so he can try to reattach the broken off piece.

If he can, Dr. Mcleod reattaches your knocked out teeth. If that’s not an option, he may place a temporary crown and make plans for a permanent one.

How is a toothache treated?

A sudden toothache may indicate you have an infection in your tooth, which might require a root canal, which is used to remove the infection and save your tooth.

If the infection has progressed and your tooth can’t be saved, Dr. McLeod may need to extract it.

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

The best way to manage a dental emergency is to safeguard yourself against them. While you can’t control every situation, there are things you can to to prevent problems, including:

 

  • Not using your teeth as scissors
  • Not eating ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods

If you or your children are involved in sports, use a mouthguard to protect the teeth from breaking during practice and games.

If you have a broken or cracked tooth, or need to see Dr. McLeod right away, call the office to schedule your emergency dentist visit.