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    No one expects a dental emergency to occur, but when it does, it never hurts to be prepared. When it comes to treating emergencies that affect the oral health system, timeliness is crucial to saving oral structures and alleviating discomfort. Parker-Read Dental offers emergency treatment to existing and new patients. If you have a dental emergency, call our office as soon as possible so that we can prepare for your visit. Following is some helpful information on common dental emergencies and what you can do until you see a dentist. 
    Toothaches

     

    If you develop a toothache, it should not be ignored. A toothache is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Inside the tooth are nerve endings and cellular material. When a tooth is damaged or diseased, internal structures can become infected. When the inside of a tooth is infected, it can produce moderate to severe discomfort since nerve endings are involved.

    When a toothache strikes, it is important to call our practice as soon as you can so that we can schedule an examination. While waiting for your appointment, you can alleviate discomfort with over the counter pain medication and cold compresses.

    Facial Trauma
    Accidental falls, car accidents and sports injuries commonly lead to facial trauma. When teeth and soft tissues like the gums are injured, precise and expedient treatment is necessary in order to restore oral function. Our practice offers care for facial trauma and will provide treatment, within our capabilities, to improve comfort and repair damage done to oral structures. Keep in mind that severe facial trauma, such as a broken jaw, requires the attention of emergency physicians and oral surgeons. If your injuries are extensive, visit your nearest hospital. 
    Broken Teeth

    Broken and chipped teeth can often be repaired if patients respond to their emergencies properly and seek professional treatment quickly. If a tooth becomes displaced, chipped or broken, try to keep its pieces with you. Do not place the pieces of a tooth in water. If possible, place the pieces of a broken tooth or a knocked out tooth in milk or Save-A-Tooth solution (available at large pharmacies). This will help keep your tooth’s structures alive while you wait for treatment. Be sure to call our practice as soon as possible after breaking a tooth so that we can make accommodations for treatment at our office.

    We recommend saving our number in your mobile phone so that you can reach us easily. Feel free to take extra business cards and store them in your desk at work or your vehicle, too. When it comes to dental emergencies, our team is here to help you with compassionate and effective care.


    To schedule an appointment, contact Parker-Read Dental at your convenience.


    Patient Reviews


    “Called this morning asking if there were any openings and they got me right in (unheard of at old dentist). Danielle was wonderful. Do not usually enjoy dentist’s office but had a great experience; would definitely recommend.”

    client10NICOLE SPARKMAN,
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    “I have been going to this practice group for years. Everyone there is intelligent and friendly, and they always make time for emergencies. This is a very pleasant and professional office, and they have all state of the art equipment. I give them my highest recommendation!”


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    “Parker-Read Dental is the best dental practice I have ever been to. I have been using Dr. Schleicher for many years and have and will always recommend him and Dr. Read to all my friends and family. Their staff is friendly and courteous and make visiting the dentist something to look forward to instead of something to avoid. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for great dental work in a friendly and pain free atmosphere.”

    client9 CANDY MASSOUD,
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    Common Questions


    A broken tooth should be treated as quickly as possible. If you have broken a tooth, call our practice to schedule an appointment. We offer emergency dental services and when necessary, we will make room in our schedule for same-day treatment. The reason broken teeth should be treated quickly is that when the interior structure of a tooth is exposed to oral bacteria and debris, it can become infected. An infected tooth cannot fight off pathogens and self-heal. This is why treatment is important. Without treatment, the infection can spread to other oral tissue and result in the need for extraction. Additionally, broken teeth and internal infections of a tooth are considerably painful because nerve endings are involved. 

    A dental emergency is any situation that requires expedient treatment. Common dental emergencies include facial trauma, broken teeth, chipped teeth, and restorations like crowns coming loose. If you have a dental emergency, call our practice as soon as possible to set up an appointment for treatment. When you call, be sure to give our staff plenty of information so that we can anticipate your needs prior to your visit. If you have suffered a severe injury that involves blood loss and broken bones, visit your nearest emergency room for treatment. 

    We leave room in our schedules for emergency appointments. If you have an emergency, be sure to call before coming to our practice. When you call, give our staff information about the nature of your injury so that we can help you improve your level of comfort before you arrive and prepare for your visit. Sometimes, same-day treatment isn’t required for what might seem like an emergency. Even if we determine that an emergency appointment isn’t necessary, we can provide helpful tips to keep you comfortable until your appointment. 

    Dental coverage isn’t universal to all patients. Carriers and plans within carriers offer different types of benefits. What is covered and what is considered an out-of-pocket expense is determined by your policy. If you have questions about your coverage, call your insurance provider for clarifications. After treatment, our staff will file your insurance claims as a courtesy for you. 



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    Office Location

    9099 Katy Freeway Suite 180 Houston, Texas 77024

    (713) 932-0441

    Meet the Doctors


    Brent Parker, DDS

    Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient.

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    DR. BRENT

    Christopher Read, DDS

    Dr. Read is a Baylor graduate and accomplished dentist who believes in serving his patients and pouring into his community.

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    DR. CHRIS

    Matt Nickolas, DDS

    Dr. Matt is a Texas A&M graduate with a strong passion for missionary dentistry, and serves both locally and internationally.

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    DR. MATT

    Hans Schleicher,  DDS

    Dr. Hans is passionate about ensuring Parker-Read is a dental practice where he can foster a true bond with each patient.

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    DR. HANS

    To us, for all of our patients, “Excellence is Everything.”