A sudden dental need can arise at any time and having a trusted dental care team to turn to can make all the difference. Priyanka Agrawal, DDS, and the team at Comfort Dentistry in the Stone Oak neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, offer emergency dentistry services to help you get the care you need. These services can be delivered on a walk-in or same-day basis, so feel free to call the office to get guidance, and remember that online booking is an option for less urgent needs.
Emergency dentistry is an area of dental care focused on addressing immediate and urgent oral health needs. There are many dental issues that can fall under the umbrella of emergency dentistry, including:
Many dental needs can be addressed in a traditionally scheduled appointment at Comfort Dentistry. However, if you or a loved one is experiencing significant pain, emergency dental care is a good option.
It can be hard to know how to respond to an urgent dental need. Begin by paying close attention to the messages your body is sending. If your discomfort is limited to your mouth and dental tissues, emergency dentistry can help you avoid a long and uncomfortable wait before you can get in for a traditionally scheduled visit.
If your teeth or oral tissues were damaged during a sports injury or a traumatic event like a car accident, your first step should be an assessment of your overall condition. Any of the following conditions should prompt emergency medical care:
These conditions could pose a serious risk to your health and should be evaluated and treated as quickly as possible. You are welcome to reach out to Comfort Dentistry to coordinate the timing of your dental care needs.
A knocked-out or avulsed tooth is a common type of dental emergency. Knowing how to respond can make the difference between saving and losing it.
The first step should be to locate the tooth. Pick it up carefully, and avoid touching the roots. That area is covered with living cells, and displacing or damaging those cells can make reimplantation challenging, if not impossible.
If there is visible debris on the tooth, rinse it under a gentle stream of milk or water. If possible, try to place the tooth back into its socket using a small piece of gauze or clean cloth to bite down and secure the tooth in place.
You can also place the tooth in the space between your gums and cheek. Placing the tooth in a small container and covering it with milk is also a good option.
Call Comfort Dentistry right away in the case of a dental emergency. Short notice appointments are possible, and the team can deliver same-day treatment to help save your smile and avoid further complications. For less urgent dental needs, online booking is a convenient option.