Please call Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392 in the event of a dental emergency.
No one should ever have to experience a dental emergency, but they do happen. Dr. Glen Wainwright offers dental emergency services in Austin, TX for all ages and dental issues. If you suspect that you have a dental infection, need a broken tooth restored, or have swollen gums, contact our dentist office immediately to see an emergency dentist.
Emergency Dental Care in Austin, TX
Patients come into our office with many unique issues. Common dental emergencies include:
- A chipped or fractured tooth
- Tooth abscess
- Dental infection
- Knocked out a permanent tooth due to an accident
- Severe toothaches
- Broken or lost dental restoration
We offer multiple general dental care treatment options at Austin Dental Care. Our professional team is experts at:
- Fighting tooth infections
- Addressing infected root canals
- Relieving tooth pain
- Treating swollen gums
- Repairing a chipped tooth, cracked tooth, or fractured teeth
- Providing dental implant crowns
- Repairing and replacing dental fillings and crowns
Dr. Wainwright and his dental team are dedicated to providing patients with high-quality oral health care. Whether you have a knocked-out tooth or inexplicable tooth pain, we will find the root of the problem and recommend an effective and relevant solution.
Avoiding Dental Emergencies
The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to keep up with your oral hygiene. This means to make sure you’re brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly. Your dentist can potentially detect small problems during an exam that may be bigger ones down the road. If things are caught and taken care of early, they’re easier to treat. They can make sure you have no loose restorations or any other problems.
If you play contact sports, wearing a mouthguard is extremely important. Sports activities are a very easy way to knock out or break a tooth. A mouthguard can be the thing that saves your smile during one of your games.
Preparing For a Dental Emergency
While you can’t predict a dental emergency, you can be prepared for one. Keeping a few certain things on your person can ensure you’re ready if a dental emergency strikes. A small first aid kit with gauze, acetaminophen (aspirin or ibuprofen can act as blood thinners, which you don’t want), our contact information, and a small container can help you be prepared no matter where you are.
Dental Emergency: Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do in the event of a dental emergency?
Call Austin Dental Care as soon as possible. Seeking immediate treatment is the most effective choice because many dental concerns worsen over time. However, if you are experiencing a dire emergency such as severe bleeding, dial 911.
What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If possible, retrieve the lost tooth, lightly rinse the tooth and place it in a cup of saliva or milk for safe transport. A tooth that is preserved like this may be able to be replaced within one hour of loss. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures are restorations that can be used to replace the missing tooth if it cannot be rescued soon enough.
What do I do if I feel severe tooth pain?
If you are feeling tooth pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to temporarily improve your symptoms. In the most severe cases, your pain may be caused by tooth decay or an abscess. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wainwright if pain persists and apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling.
What do I do if an object is stuck between my teeth?
Do not use any sharp objects to try to remove the object as it may damage the tooth or gums. Gently floss between the teeth to see if this can remove the object. Contact our office if you can not remove the object. Only visit the emergency room if the object is causing severe bleeding or extreme pain.
What do I do if my dental crown or filling breaks or falls out?
Do not attempt to reattach your restoration, crown or filling. This can cause more pain and damage. Contact Austin Dental Care! We will be able to construct and fit you with a new dental restoration.
What do I do if my denture or dental bridge breaks?
Do not attempt to use your restoration, or place it back in your mouth, if your denture or dental bridge breaks. Schedule an appointment to visit our office, and bring the broken restoration with you. Dr. Wainwright will help you to determine the best treatment plan for fixing or replacing the broken bridge or denture.
Call our Dentist in Austin, TX for a Consultation Today
Contact Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392. If you do not have a dental emergency, you may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Wainwright for any other dental care services you need. Austin Dental Care serves patients in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.