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Same-Day Emergency Dentistry

We offer same-day appointments for emergencies at North Park Dental. If possible, we ask that you give us a call at (956) 994-4044 before you come in. This gives us time to prepare for your visit and make sure Dr. Munoz is ready to treat you as soon as you walk through the door. We also accept walk-in emergency appointments at our office 8001 N 10th Street, Suite 150, McAllen, TX 78504. We’ll always do our best to treat your dental emergency as soon as possible! 

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The Benefits Of Emergency Dentistry
At North Park Dental

Same-day appointments ensure that Dr. Munoz you get dental care when you need it most
Emergency dentistry is the best way to save a damaged tooth and prevent further complications
We can use numbing and sedation to give you relief from pain and keep you comfortable
Immediate care saves you time and money in the long run, and allows you to get back to your day-to-day life
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What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any oral health condition that is causing you serious pain, discomfort or bleeding, and that you cannot treat on your own. This means that oral injuries, cracked, chipped, loose or knocked-out teeth all count as emergencies.

Other common dental emergencies include serious toothaches, pulled-out fillings and crowns, food and objects lodged between your teeth, and bleeding gums (which could indicate periodontal disease). If you think your condition counts as an emergency, it probably does. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so schedule an appointment with Dr. Munoz right away.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

  • Contact North Park Dental and tell us that you’re coming in for an appointment as soon as possible. Immediate care is critical to save your tooth and minimize your discomfort.
  • Recover your tooth (if it was knocked out) and rinse it, then place it in a container of cold milk, or back into its socket. Pulled-out dental work can be put in a small plastic baggie.
  • While you prepare for your appointment at North Park Dental, you can treat bleeding, pain and swelling. Clean cotton balls or gauze can help absorb blood, if present. Pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can help with inflammation and pain, and ice packs can help with pain and swelling when applied externally to the cheek.

What dental emergencies are considered urgent?

All dental emergencies are urgent and should be treated as soon as possible. However, the most urgent type of dental injury is a knocked-out (avulsed) tooth. The tooth must be re-implanted within 1-2 hours of being knocked out to be saved. If you don’t get help quickly enough, it will die and we won’t be able to save it. 

Why do I need to get help ASAP? 

Immediate dental care is the best way to get relief from the pain and discomfort of a dental emergency, which can be debilitating. Getting help right away also prevents further complications. For example, getting a crown for a cracked tooth will prevent infection and eliminate the need for a root canal down the road.

Getting dental care right away also lets you get back to your day-to-day life as soon as possible. You can restore your smile and resume your normal activities without worrying about pain, discomfort, or further oral health complications.

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Alexandra s.

“I had a great experience at North Park Dental- staff is super friendly, prices are great, and Dr Munoz is awesome! Highly recommend.”

Jesus N.

“Mega recomendado muy lindas personas excelente atencion”

"I love being able to make a positive impact on my patients’ mood and self image."

– Dr. Muñoz

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