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Emergency Dentistry

Lisa Giovanetti, DDS, MS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Maple Leaf Dental

Lisa Giovanetti, DDS, MS

Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Specialist located in Houston, TX

During a dental emergency, you need on-the-spot care. At Maple Leaf Dental in Houston, Texas, Lisa Giovanetti, DDS, MS, offers same-day appointments. She treats many urgent dental problems, including oral pain and knocked-out teeth. Dr. Giovanetti has the expertise you need to resolve your dental concerns. Maple Leaf Dental also offers cosmetic procedures and full mouth reconstruction. To learn more about available services, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

You already know that routine exams and cleanings are essential for oral health, but sometimes, dental problems can occur without warning. If you develop a tooth problem, don't wait until your next scheduled appointment. Instead, seek emergency dental care. 

At Maple Leaf Dental, Dr. Giovanetti resolves a wide range of urgent dental concerns. Her practice treats tooth pain, gum bleeding, knocked-out teeth, and more.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

If you're involved in a serious accident like a car crash, seek medical care right away. You may have underlying injuries that need a doctor's care. Dr. Giovanetti can provide follow-up dental care once you leave the hospital.

Some dental emergencies can't wait until regular business hours. If you have severe symptoms, and Maple Leaf Dental is closed, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If a problem occurs during regular business hours, the Maple Leaf Dental team can assess your situation. If you're not sure whether you need immediate care, call the office for advice. The reception staff can help you arrange a same-day appointment for a full evaluation.

What happens during an emergency dental visit?

During an emergency visit, Dr. Giovanetti examines your teeth and gums. She may also perform X-rays or other tests. Dr. Giovanetti uses your test results to determine what kind of care you need. 

Maple Leaf Dental provides on-to-spot care for:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Abscesses and infections
  • Gum bleeding
  • Damaged crowns
  • Lost fillings

Each emergency dental plan is unique. Your treatment plan depends on the nature of your dental emergency. 

If you have a broken tooth, Dr. Giovanetti can seal or repair it. She also replaces fillings and crowns. Maple Leaf Dental can fix damaged appliances like dentures, too.

In some cases, you may need a tooth extraction. During an extraction, Dr. Giovanetti provides gentle care. Sedation dentistry is available for patients who are anxious about their procedure. After your extraction, Dr. Giovanetti schedules follow-up appointments. 

What follow-up care will I receive?

The Maple Leaf Dental team delivers ongoing care after your dental emergency. Dr. Giovanetti may recommend several follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. During each, Dr. Giovanetti checks your progress to make sure you're healing well. You also have the chance to discuss your options for further treatments.

If your emergency resulted in tooth loss, Dr. Giovanetti can provide implants, bridges, and dentures. These options help restore your smile. She also provides full mouth reconstructions for patients with complex dental needs.

Let Dr. Giovanetti help you resolve your urgent dental concerns. Call the office or schedule an appointment online right away.