Get The Help You Need
Millions of dental emergencies happen each year, and it’s important to know what to do if you experience an oral injury, have a toothache, or have accidentally pulled out a filling or a crown. The first thing you should do is contact Dr. Reddy to get the help you need at SmileWell Dental. Call us now at (512) 677-7411 to schedule a same-day appointment immediately.
Same-Day Appointments Available
Get Treatment Right Away
At SmileWell Dental, Dr. Reddy offers same-day appointments to all patients who are experiencing a serious dental emergency.
We will always do our best to see you ASAP, and provide you with the treatment you need to restore your oral health and avoid further pain and discomfort. We offer sedation dentistry, so you can get help in a safe and comfortable environment.
If you are experiencing an emergency, we ask that you call ahead at (512) 677-7411 to tell us about your condition and when you are able to come in. This will ensure we see you as soon as possible, and can prepare for your visit.
when To Call The Dentist
what counts as an emergency?
The category of “dental emergency” includes a lot of different issues. The most obvious emergencies are traumatic dental injuries. If you have a loose tooth or knocked-out tooth due to a slip and fall, or a cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged tooth due to a hard hit in a contact sport, you need to get help immediately.
There are many other things that count as emergencies, however. A toothache that won’t go away could indicate an infected tooth, which is an emergency. Gums bleeding for no reason may indicate advanced gum disease, which also demands immediate treatment.
As a rule, we recommend contacting SmileWell Dental whenever you are experiencing oral pain or discomfort and are not sure how to treat the issue. We can discuss your options in detail, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Reddy to ensure you get the treatment you need.
The Importance of Immediate Care
after a dental emergency
There are a few reasons that immediate dental care is essential after an emergency. First, it may be essential to save your tooth. If you have a knocked out (avulsed) tooth, for example, it should be replaced within 1 hour for the best chance of saving the tooth, with 2 hours being the maximum.
All dental emergencies and oral injuries can benefit from fast care, even if they are not as serious as a knocked-out tooth. Immediate care for a cracked tooth, for example, can prevent a tooth infection, which would otherwise require root canal therapy.
Because of this, immediate dental care can also save you time and money, since you may be able to avoid costly and complex tooth replacement procedures.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, immediate emergency dental care provides you with relief from your pain and discomfort, and it gives you peace of mind. You’ll get the care you need from Dr. Reddy, and you’ll be able to resume your normal day-to-day life without fear of further complications or oral health issues.