Emergency Dentist – Grand Prairie, TX

24/7 Emergency Dental Care

We understand how stressful dealing with a dental emergency can be, especially if you don’t know whether your situation requires timely treatment. That’s why, at The Grand Prairie Dentist, we’re proud to offer same-day, after-hours, and weekend emergency dental care. No matter what time of day or night it is, you can call our office and get connected directly to one of our dentists. That way, you don’t have to sit in pain for any longer than necessary or wonder how serious the situation is. Instead, you can get the care you need right away from an emergency dentist in Grand Prairie.

Woman with mouth pain needing emergency dentist in Grand Prairie

Why Choose The Grand Prairie Dentist for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Speak with a Dentist After Hours
  • We Accept Medicare & Medicaid
  • Treating Dental Patients of All Ages

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Woman holding her cheek in pain while visiting emergency dentist
  1. Give us a call: No matter what time it is, don’t hesitate to give us a call whenever you experience a dental emergency. One of our dentists can provide you with first-aid guidance and plan a visit for you as soon as possible so we can diagnose and treat the issue at hand.
  2. Receive an examination: Once you arrive at our dental practice, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, capturing any necessary X-rays and evaluating your teeth and gums. Based on our findings, we’ll be able to make a diagnosis.
  3. Plan your treatment: As soon as we diagnose the problem, we’ll discuss all of your treatment options with you so you can choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. We’ll also provide you with a detailed cost estimate so you know what you can expect to pay.
  4. Restore your smile: When you consent to the recommended treatment plan, we’ll work quickly and effectively to treat your smile and ease your discomfort.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Many patients aren’t sure whether what they’re experiencing could be considered a dental emergency. If you’re wondering whether urgent care is necessary, don’t hesitate to call our office. We have years of experience treating a variety of urgent situations, from dental damage to something getting caught between the teeth. 


Is My Toothache a Dental Emergency? Toothaches are relatively common, which is why many patients simply try to ignore them. The reality is that there are actually some cases where urgent treatment is necessary, including if it hurts to bite down, your gums are bleeding, or your pain has persisted for 24 hours or more.

How You Should Handle a Toothache As we touched on above, one of the worst things you can do is try to ignore it. Instead, we recommend taking proactive steps to protect your tooth from further harm, including setting aside time to come in for an exam.

How We Treat Toothaches Priority number one is pinpointing what’s causing your toothache. Oftentimes, it’s an untreated cavity. Depending on the extent of the decay, we can restore the look, function, and health of your tooth with a dental filling or crown.


Chipped Tooth

Is a Chipped Tooth a Dental Emergency? You might think that a chipped tooth isn’t a big deal, especially if it’s relatively minor. However, your enamel cannot regenerate. That means that the only way to restore the missing structure is to come in for treatment. In short, even if a same-day visit isn’t necessary, we do recommend scheduling an appointment within a day or two of the incident.

How You Should Handle a Chipped Tooth If same-day treatment is necessary, then the answer is simple: get to our office as soon as you can. If you have a day or two until your appointment, then place dental wax or sugar-free gum over the tooth to prevent dental sensitivity and avoid a soft tissue injury.

How We Treat Chipped Teeth There is more than one way to restore a chipped tooth. With that said, patients often opt for veneers since they are custom-made, they can fix significant dental imperfections, and they can last for 10 years or more with proper care.


Cracked Tooth

Is a Cracked Tooth a Dental Emergency? Yes, a cracked tooth is a dental emergency. Whether you can visibly see the damage or you can tell something is wrong because it hurts to bite down, coming to our office for an exam is a top priority.

How You Should Handle a Cracked Tooth The last thing you want is for the crack to get larger or for the tooth to become infected. For that reason, you should stick to soft foods, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth, and rinse periodically with clean, room-temperature water.

How We Treat Cracked Teeth If the crack is small enough that we can restore your tooth with a dental crown, then we will. Unfortunately, there are some cases where that’s not possible, and the only thing we can do is remove your tooth and put a dental bridge or implant in its place.



Very Sensitive Teeth

Knocked-Out Tooth

Lost Filling or Crown

Broken Denture

Loose Permanent Tooth

Injury to the Gums, Lips, or Tongue

Jaw Pain

Something Stuck Between the Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Woman shaking hands with dental team member

Each dental emergency treatment plan is different depending on what problem you face. Once we’ve had a chance to examine your mouth and make a diagnosis, we’ll discuss your treatment options with you, along with their prices. That way, you have a good idea of what to expect financially from the process. We’re also happy to file insurance claims with all PPO dental insurance plans so you can receive maximum reimbursement. Plus, if necessary, we partner with CareCredit to offer little-to-no-interest monthly payment plans.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Woman smiling while flossing her teeth

While you can’t avoid dental emergencies completely, there are some protective steps you can take to decrease your chances of needing urgent treatment, including:

  • Visiting your dentist for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning every six months.
  • Maintaining good at-home oral hygiene.
  • Refraining from using your teeth to open packages.
  • Not chewing on hard objects like ice and pens.
  • Protecting your teeth from grinding and clenching.
  • Eating a balanced diet.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Can the Emergency Room Remove a Tooth?

Dentistry requires specialized tools and expertise that isn’t available to other kind of medical professionals. That being the case, you can’t go the emergency room for a tooth extraction—you’ll need to come to us.

The only reasons you should go to the ER for a dental emergency are if your condition poses a serious and immediate risk to your health, like if you’re bleeding profusely or if swelling is interfering with your breathing.

My Chipped Tooth Doesn’t Hurt. Do I Still Need to Visit?

Even if you aren’t experiencing any discomfort, a chip or crack can potentially expose the interior of the tooth, leaving you susceptible to infection. Your tooth may also be jagged, which can cause damage to the soft tissues in your mouth. For these reasons, you should make it a point to deal with a chipped tooth as quickly as you can.

Can I Fix Dentures That Have Broken in Half?

If your prosthetic has broken apart completely, there’s no way to repair it on your own. Attempting to could break your prosthetic even further and, if you use the wrong glue, expose you to toxic chemicals.

You should bring your dentures to us if they’re broken. We’ll be able to send them to a lab for repairs if necessary, or even repair them in-office in some simpler cases.

Should Knocked Out Teeth Be Placed in Water?

When a tooth falls out, you should bring it to our office as quickly as possible. If you act fast, it may be possible to place the tooth back into your mouth.

This is more likely if you preserve the tooth well during the trip. Submerging it in water, however, isn’t the best way to do this—it could damage the roots of the tooth. Instead, you should submerge it in milk or saline, or even better, put it back in the socket it came from until you get to our office.