When you need an emergency dentist, you generally need one right away – which is why we offer same-day emergency appointments at Enamel Dentistry. Putting off your care can be a pain (literally and figuratively) and we want you to receive it as soon as possible Whether you pulled out a filling or you’ve knocked out a tooth, you’re sure to find an appointment at one of our five locations! If you’ve been searching for a “dentist near me” in Austin TX, don’t wait; contact us, and we’ll make sure you’re seen right away.
SIGNS OF A DENTAL EMERGENCY
Some dental emergencies are more obvious than others, so how do you know if what you’re experiencing should be seen by an emergency dentist? We recommend that any oral trauma, knocked out (avulsed) teeth, crack, chips, or other types of very visible damage get treated right away. If you have damaged dental work, pulled-out crowns, missing fillings, or persistent toothaches, these shouldn’t be ignored, either! Although it may not seem like it, these are just as serious. If you’re having pain or discomfort, or bleeding that can’t be treated on your own, schedule an appointment with one of our emergency dentists right away.
There are also some important steps you should take if you’re having a dental emergency. If you’ve knocked out a tooth, rinse it with some warm water and either replace it in the socket or put it in a container of cold milk. Likewise, dental work that’s come off should be rinsed and stored in a plastic bag. If you’re bleeding, try to stop the flow using a cotton ball or some sterile gauze. The bleeding should stop within 1-2 hours. If you’re in pain, we recommend taking Aleve or Tylenol.
OUR PRIORITY IS YOUR COMFORT
Although it’s best to call us ahead to give us a head’s up that you’re coming so we can prepare, we know that’s not always possible. Not to worry! Don’t hesitate to come in before calling. Our top priorities are your comfort and quickly addressing your emergency. After your concern has been resolved, we can also discuss if there are any ways to prevent a future emergency from happening.
At Enamel Dentistry, we want all our Austin TX patients to have happy, healthy smiles. We hope you won’t need an emergency dentist – but if you do, know that we’ve got your back and are here to help. If you’ve been scrolling through search results for “dentist near me,” save some time and contact us – we’ll have you back to smiling in no time!