URBN Dental: Where you can find a local emergency dentist on weekends — no appointments needed.
URBN Dental understands that dental emergencies can happen anytime, even on weekends, without warning. We also understand that most people are busy during the weekdays and only find time for dental appointments on weekends. With that understanding, you can find our local emergency dentists on Weekends, especially Saturdays. While URBN Dental is closed on Sundays, you can still call our emergency dentists and explain your situation. If you’re truly dealing with a dental emergency, our dentists will ask you to visit the dental clinic — no appointments necessary.
If you have a dental emergency, please contact our emergency dentists immediately. They’ll ask you to describe your situation, i.e., whether you have a knocked-out tooth, dental abscess, fracture, or other problems. Based on your explanation, they’ll determine if you’re truly suffering from a dental emergency. You must note that there’s a difference between serious dental problems and dental emergencies. Dental emergencies are extremely specific situations wherein small delays in treatment, such as minutes or hours, can lead to long-term consequences. However, serious dental problems that can wait a few days for treatment aren’t considered emergencies.
The line between what is or isn’t considered a dental emergency is often quite blurry. As such, you should contact your local emergency dentist and explain the situation to hear their opinion. If you don’t have a dental emergency, they’ll simply explain what you can do to manage the problem until the regular dental clinic hours. If you have an actual dental emergency, they’ll provide some immediate instructions and ask you to have someone drive you to the dental clinic.
Depending on your location, you can contact URBN Dental’s offices in Uptown or Midtown Houston for emergency dentistry. Our Uptown location is led by Dr. Kyunglim Chae, and our Midtown location is led by Dr. Benjamin Golik. URBN Dental Uptown is located at 2400 Mid Ln #350, Houston, between the trendy shopping centers of River Oaks District and Highland Village. And URBN Dental Midtown is located at 3510 Main St Ste E, Houston, between Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center, right beside the Ensemble Theater or HCC Metro Rail stop.
You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call at +1 713-322-8442 or +1 346-815-9995.
What are some serious dental problems?
- Cavities: These are permanently damaged parts of the teeth, generally visible in the form of deep holes on the enamel, i.e., the outermost part of the teeth. Cavities occur when the acids and plaque on your teeth accumulate and corrode the enamel, leading to holes with bacterial proliferation. Depending on the size of the cavity, it can be treated with fillings, onlays, inlays, or dental crowns.
- Gingivitis: This is a gum disease wherein the plaque accumulation on your gums eventually leads to inflammation. The excessive presence of plaque and tartar also leads to bacterial infections, which further affects gum health. Over time, gingivitis leads to bleeding and sensitive gums. Teeth cleaning or deep cleaning can reverse gingivitis.
- Periodontitis: Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease, and it usually manifests if you leave gingivitis untreated. At this stage, the bacterial infection leads to gum recession, bone loss, and tooth loss. It can also lead to various other underlying health conditions because the infection spreads into the bloodstream.
- Cracked Teeth: Injuries, dental trauma, and poor oral habits can lead to cracked teeth. Mild cracks on the enamel don’t constitute dental emergencies because you can delay treatment. However, you have a dental emergency if the crack is too deep or spreads under the gum line. Cracked teeth can usually be treated with fillings, dental bonding, or dental crowns.
- Knocked-Out Teeth: You can knock your tooth out by the root due to accidents, sporting injuries, falls, or other forms of sudden impact. If the tooth falls out, you should pick it up by the crown, rinse it clean without touching the root, and place it in an airtight container with milk, saliva, or warm salt water. Knocked-out teeth can be reattached if you visit a dentist as soon as possible and if the root is still safe.
- Sensitive Teeth: If your teeth feel sensitive to extreme cold or hot temperatures, you might have underlying gum disease, cracked teeth, worn-down fillings or enamel, or receding gums. You should contact a dentist immediately to identify the root cause and discuss possible treatments.
- Oral Cancer: Oral cancer is a serious condition that can affect the gums, lips, cheeks, hard and soft palate, tongue, and the floor of the mouth. Dentists perform regular oral cancer tests to ensure you don’t have any early signs of oral cancer, such as precancerous lesions.
What would you do when you need a dental emergency?
If you need a dental emergency, you should contact your dentist immediately. Your dentist will listen to your concerns and ask you to take certain measures to control the situation, such as preserving a knocked-out tooth and asking you to have someone drive you to the dental clinic. You should follow their advice accurately. Unless necessary, you should avoid going to hospital emergency rooms because they often lack the expertise and infrastructure to deal with dental emergencies beyond providing painkillers or antibiotics.
Do you set up regular appointments on the weekend?
Yes, URBN Dental is open on Saturdays. As such, you can schedule regular appointments on the weekend.
What if I’m not sure if I have an emergency or not?
If you’re not sure if you have a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact our dentists anyway. They’ll listen to your concerns and tell you if you need dental emergency services.