Emergency Dentistry

A severe toothache, oral-facial trauma, and other dental emergencies can feel scary at the moment. But don’t worry; Babcock Family Dental is an emergency dental clinic in San Antonio equipped to help you or a loved one in need.

What is considered a dental emergency?

Should you wait until your next routine dental appointment or see an emergency dentist, like Dr.

Nikhaar Keshwani? Before calling 210-732-3333 for an emergency dental visit, ask yourself the following questions:

  1.   Are you in severe pain or bleeding profusely from the mouth?
  2.   Do your teeth feel loose?
  3.   Have you lost a tooth?
  4.   Do you have an infection?

If you answered “yes,” to any of the above questions, don’t hesitate to call our San Antonio emergency dentist. Our dedicated team will see you as soon as we can.

 

Common Emergency Dentistry Problems

We encounter a wide range of dental emergencies every day, and some common dental emergencies that we manage include:

  • Dental pain
  • Swollen, bleeding, or irritated gums
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Exposed dental nerves
  • Missing fillings, broken crowns, and other restoration damage
  • Dental abscess
  • Lodged food or object between teeth
  • Swollen jaws or faces

What should you do in case of a dental emergency?

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you might not feel overwhelmed and not know what to do next. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can help protect your health, save your smile, and avoid further adverse effects. Here’s what you should do if you’re experiencing a dental emergency.

Step 1: Remain Calm

Generally, it’s wise to remain calm in times of trouble. When you don’t keep your cool, an already stressful scenario worsens. Biologically, excessive stress forces the body to overproduce stress hormones, pushing the body into fight or flight mode.

However, actively choosing peace instead of panic during a dental emergency can help you respond (rather than react) during one of life’s stressful, unexpected moments.

Step 2: Call an Emergency Dentist in San Antonio, Texas

If possible, skip the emergency room. While it might appear obvious, only emergency dentists are allowed to practice emergency dentistry. In a best-case scenario, an ER doctor might prescribe medication to manage symptoms. Then, he or she will refer you to an emergency dentist in San Antonio—instead of solving the emergency dental issue at hand.

Instead, call 210-732-3333 immediately so that our Babcock Family Dental team can quickly meet your emergency dental needs. In many cases, we can schedule same-day appointments.

Step 3: Manage symptoms appropriately and promptly.

Until you can come into our San Antonio office for an emergency dental appointment, strive to save your smile and lessen uncomfortable side effects. Your next steps will be based on your dental emergency, but here are some examples of what you can do:

  • Pain: Take NSAIDs (like ibuprofen) for mild to moderate discomfort.
  • Swelling: A cold compress can relieve swelling.
  • Bleeding: Mitigate bleeding by gently applying gauze or cotton balls to the wound.
  • Knocked-out tooth: Locate the tooth and clean it with warm water. Then, attempt to carefully reinsert the tooth into the empty socket or preserve the knocked-out tooth in a glass of milk.

Schedule a Same Day, Urgent Dental Care in San Antonio

At Babcock Family Dental, our mission is to see you as soon as possible so that you can receive much-needed emergency dental services as soon as possible. Call 210-732-3333 or message us online to schedule an appointment with our well-trained dental team.