Dr. Chae: The closest dentist for patients in Uptown Houston
Dr. Chae is the closest dentist for patients in or around the Galleria, Highland Village, Upper Kirby, Bellaire, or River Oaks in Houston. She sees patients at URBN Dental’s Uptown office, located at 2400 Mid Ln #350, Houston, between the trendy shopping centers of River Oaks District and Highland Village, a stone’s throw from Galleria. We provide plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot or garage at no additional cost. You can give us a call at +1 713-322-8442 or schedule an appointment online.
The following is an overview of Dr. Chae’s educational background, training, and qualifications:
- Graduate of New York University’s BA/DDS 7-year joint program.
- Presidential Honors Scholar with Honors in Biology.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the New York University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Chae also has 5-star ratings and reviews from all her patients, evidence of her perfect track record and exceptional standards of patient care. According to one of her recent patients, Judy Hoang: “URBN Dental is the best dental office I’ve ever been to. Everyone has been extremely professional and friendly. Their covid protocols made me feel safe. The office is very clean and modern. 100% recommended!”
Dr. Golik: The closest dentist for patients in Midtown Houston
Dr. Golik is the closest dentist for patients in or around Downtown Houston. He sees patients at URBN Dental’s Midtown office, located at 3510 Main St Ste E, Houston, between Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center and next to the Ensemble Theater or HCC Metro Rail stop, right amidst Houston’s cultural center. We provide plenty of parking spaces in the garage at no additional cost. You can give us a call at +1 281-783-3227 or schedule an appointment online.
The following is an overview of Dr. Golik’s educational background, training, and qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science degree with Magna cum Laude, University Honors from the University of Missouri.
- Published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with Honors.
- One-year Advanced General Practice Residency at the Lutheran Medical Center, a Level-I trauma hospital.
Dr. Golik also has 5-star ratings and reviews from all his patients because of his compassionate attitude and exceptional treatments. According to one of his recent patients, Randy Brown: “Highly recommend this practice. The team is very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I have dental anxiety, but this practice makes you feel comfortable. Will definitely be my primary dentist as long as I’m in Houston!”
How to find an emergency dental treatment center?
Most people wonder if they should go to an emergency room during dental emergencies. If you don’t have access to a dental clinic providing emergency treatments, then you should go to a hospital’s emergency room. However, it’s not advisable to make emergency rooms your first choice. The obvious reason is that emergency rooms are always overcrowded and annoying. But they’re also ill-equipped to handle dental emergencies.
Emergency rooms in hospitals aren’t attended by dentists or dental specialists. As such, they’re only equipped to stop your bleeding, provide antibiotics to prevent infections, and offer painkillers. They can’t provide dental treatments, such as the reattachment of a knocked-out tooth. In most cases, they refer the patient to a dentist after handling the basics, like bleeding. This wastes precious time, especially if you have time-sensitive problems like knocked-out teeth.
Instead of going to emergency rooms, you should find an official emergency dental treatment center or a dental clinic providing emergency dental treatments. The ideal emergency dental center should be open on Saturdays, and they should accept last-minute walk-in appointments. When you have a dental emergency, you don’t really have the time to schedule appointments. The longer you wait, the worse your situation gets. As such, you must go to a dental clinic that always has emergency dentists on staff, and they should accept last-minute appointments.
URBN Dental is open on Saturdays, and you can also call our dentists on the weekend if you have a dental emergency. Our dentists will listen to your concerns and let you know if you need immediate treatment.
What is considered a dentist emergency?
You must understand what is or isn’t considered a dentist emergency. Generally speaking, dental emergencies are situations that need immediate attention, i.e., each minute is precious. Dental emergencies usually worsen as time progresses, so you don’t have the time for regular dental clinic hours. As such, not all urgent dental problems are emergencies. Issues like cavities, broken crowns, and lost fillings also need urgent attention, but you can wait a day or two for regular hours, so they’re not dental emergencies.
The best example of a dental emergency is a knocked-out tooth or a fracture that extends under the gum line. Knocked-out teeth can be reattached to your jaw, but only if you see the dentist immediately. The likelihood of reattachment goes down by the minute, so it qualifies as a dental emergency. Dental fractures also qualify as dental emergencies if the fracture spreads under the gum line, requiring tooth removal. However, if the crack is superficial, i.e., not going beyond the enamel, you don’t need an emergency appointment.
If you’re unsure about whether your situation is an emergency, you can call your dentist and explain the situation. They’ll let you know what you should do. If they say you can wait for a few days, then you don’t need emergency dentistry.