Austin City Dental is happy to serve you if you’re having a dental emergency—whether you’re a current or a new patient. In most cases, we will be able to accommodate walk-in appointments or offer a same-day appointment.
Once our team has addressed your dental emergency, we will advise of any follow up procedures that may be necessary.
Emergency dental care covers:
After a tooth is traumatized, the following situations can occur:
After injury, even though there is no apparent damage to the crown of the tooth, invisible injury to the root may still occur. Therefore, it is necessary to go to see a dentist immediately after injury. The dentist will give a clinical examination and may perform the following treatment according to the situation : smoothen sharp edges of the fractured tooth and apply topical fluoride, filling, endodontic (pulp) treatment or extraction, etc.
Even if the tooth is vital right after the injury, it is possible that the tooth nerve may die off years later. Therefore, it is necessary to have follow-up reviews regularly as advised by the dentist.
If the crown of a tooth has been fractured, don't worry about finding the piece of tooth as it is best to restore the tooth with a new material. If the whole permanent tooth has been knocked out after the injury, you should take the following actions: