Dental Emergencies at Our San Antonio Dental Offices
Dental emergencies always seem to pop up at the most inconvenient times. That’s why, as your dental office in San Antonio, Texas Dental is also your emergency dentist, and we see patients who need emergency care the day they call. We allow extra time in our scheduling for emergencies and do all we can to see you as soon as possible.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
If you find yourself in a situation where you need dental care immediately, there are some steps you can take to keep the situation under control until you can get to our office. Call Texas Dental for an emergency appointment unless you need immediate medical attention.
Rinse the area with warm water to clean it and remove any food or bacteria that may be around. If possible, apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling.
Knocked Out Tooth
Try to stay calm. If you can find the tooth, keep it moist by putting it back in your mouth and if possible, back in the socket. Avoid touching the root of the knocked-out tooth. If you are unable to put it back in the socket, place the tooth in a glass of milk instead. Those steps may keep your tooth alive long enough for us to place it back in the socket, where it can heal.