I think that's one of the big things that we pride ourselves on. I mean, we're really, 24 hours a day, there's going to be somebody on call. If you've got ... Well, I'll give you a prime example.
Two weekends ago, young girl, 15 years old, learning how to sail on the lake, she's been a patient of mine since she was probably two. I get a call, or actually, the person on call in the office gets a call and says she ends up, the boom swings around, hits her, knocks both of her front teeth. I say, ‘Can you take a picture? Will Mom take a picture and send it to me?’ Sends the picture, and I'm like, ‘Oh, wow. I need to go to the office.’ So it's Sunday afternoon, three or four o'clock in the afternoon, and I'm at the office figuring out, making sure I put her ... So I, basically, kind of temporize her, get her covered up. Fortunately enough for her, she just kind of split them, didn't get into the nerve.
That's the level of emergency care that we have at the office. If you're calling, we're going to find a way to get you in that day to take care of you and see what's going on. It may be as simple as getting you on some medication to get you comfortable, but we're going to find a way to get you in to figure out what it is that's going on. Sometimes, unfortunately, it may be something that we have to refer out, but even at that we're going to get you in and get you comfortable.
Dealing with a dental emergency is traumatic at worst, and stressful at best!
At Tieken Smiles Dentistry, we understand this, and we try to remove as much stress as possible from the situation. Whether your child wakes with a toothache or you break a tooth on a bone at dinner, we’ll do all we can to get you into our League City, TX dentist office the same day.
We use advanced dental technology to give you accurate diagnoses and the best care we can. And w will make you as comfortable as possible while we resolve your problem. Even in dental emergencies, we treat you like a VIP!
To see Dr. J. Derek Tieken ASAP in a dental emergency, call 281-942-6615.
Reaching Us in a Dental Emergency
The first step is seeing you at our League City, TX dentist office. We monitor calls 24/7 with our after-hours number. Members of our compassionate team are on call to come in and assist Dr. J. Derek Tieken, even on weekends and holidays.
Dealing With Your Discomfort
If you’re in pain, you just want it to end! We use cutting-edge technology that helps us diagnose you and treat you as quickly as possible, including:
- Digital X-rays. No more waiting for film to develop! And we can easily share images with you on flat-screen monitors to show you what we’ve found.
- Intraoral scanner. If we need impressions of your teeth for your treatment, we digitally scan your teeth with this device. We won’t put messy molding material into your mouth.
Providing Stress-Free Dentistry
Feeling anxious is understandable in a dental emergency. We can relieve your dental anxiety with:
- Headsets that calm you with noise-dampening headphones, a light-blocking eye mask, and technology that encourages your brain to send you into a deeply relaxed state
- An anesthesia reversal agent that takes away post-anesthesia numbness
- Massage chairs
- Dental sedation options