Emergency Dentistry & Root Canals

Dental Care When You Need it Most

Emergency Dental Services

If you or someone you know is experiencing a dental emergency, it’s time to give us a call. Dr. Susan Ellison and our team are standing by and will do our best to get you in as soon as possible.

Same-Day Dental Appointments in Houston

We are happy to offer same-day dental appointments between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please call our office if you are experiencing a sudden onset of tooth pain, fever after a dental procedure, a lost or broken tooth, or any of the emergencies listed below.

Please be advised that emergency calls will be answered by the answering recording between 7:00 am – 10:00 pm and this recording will have the emergency phone number to call during these hours.

If you are experiencing a true dental emergency between the hours of 11:00 pm – 7:00 am, we advise you to go to your local emergency room.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Typically we see patients who experience the following:

  • Uncomfortable tooth pain
  • Lost crown or filling
  • Chips or cracks
  • Infections
  • Visible swelling around the mouth (soft tissue injuries)
  • Missing or loose dental restoration
  • Exposed nerves

Root Canals

As many as 15 million people have root canals in America each year. What once was considered an extremely painful procedure is now a simple and relatively painless treatment. If your teeth become infected, it can become serious by spreading throughout your body. One of the best ways to combat this outside of tooth extraction is with a root canal, which consists of removing the infection, disinfecting and cleaning the tooth, and filling.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

A visit to the dentist as soon as possible is always best to determine what can be done for you and to prevent the situation from possibly getting worse or more painful.

A dental emergency is when you are in acute pain, have swelling, or have had an accident that involves the front teeth or a broken tooth causing pain that needs immediate attention.

This depends on the cause of the pain. Antibiotics and pain medication are often required to relieve the pain.


I was a walk-in with no appointment. I had severe gum-related tooth pain in the area around a dental bridge. The receptionist at the front desk was ready to help and they took me in immediately. Dr. Ellison did not waste time but examined me and decided on a course of action (she started with a deep cleaning in two phases spread over two days to be followed up by antibiotics). I felt that they greatly cared for me. The whole staff was great, helpful, and understanding. Thank you all so much!

-Orion C.

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