If you have a sudden, persistent toothache, or a strong impact knocked out a tooth, you may need to urgently visit a dentist. Emergency dentistry is focused on providing crucial services to you as soon as possible. At our practice, we treat emergencies the same day.
Emergency Dentistry Services
We are prepared to treat most emergency situations, such as:
- Broken Teeth
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Severe Toothaches
- Objects Stuck Between Teeth
- Knocked Out Teeth
- Common Tooth Extractions
- Abscesses/Swollen Jaw
- Denture Repair
Benefits of Emergency Dentistry
One of the many benefits of having an emergency dentist is the peace of mind you can have knowing your dentist will be there right when you need them. Who wants to sit with a toothache or walk around with a missing tooth?
Did you know that even when you lose a tooth, you might be able to save it? Emergency dental procedures can mean the difference between keeping your natural tooth and needing a dental prosthetic.
It’s also important to catch an infection early. Your jaw pain could be a sign of an abscess. An emergency dentist can treat the abscess and help prevent the spread of a dangerous infection.
What If I Can’t Get to Your Office Right Away?
Emergencies are both unexpected and, often, inconvenient. This means there may be times when you can’t see us immediately. In this case, here are some important steps that may help until you can visit us:
Cracked Tooth | Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean. Use a cold-compress to bring down swelling. Do not put aspirin directly on your tooth or gums.
Object Stuck Between Teeth | Try to remove the object gently, using your fingers. Don’t use sharp or pointed tools (toothpick, knife, etc.) to remove the debris to avoid more injury.
Knocked-Out Teeth | Try to put the tooth back into the socket. If not possible, keep the tooth moist at all times. You can put it between your cheek and gums or place it in a small container of milk. Do not touch the root of the tooth, to avoid permanent damage to the tooth-root.
Here at San Antonio Aesthetic & Family Dentistry, we know that emergencies need prompt attention. Do you have a dental emergency? Call us now!