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Emergency Dentistry in Lakeway, TX

emergency dentistry

If you have a dental emergency, we know that you’re in pain. Emergency dentistry is usually scheduled weeks or months in advance by most dentists, but the dentists at Lake Travis Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can get you in the chair much sooner.

The following recommendations will help you manage a dental emergency until you get Lake Travis Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, whether you’re at home or on the road. It’s crucial to remember that getting to the dentist in 30 minutes or less can be the difference between saving or losing a tooth in some dental emergencies.

Common Dental Emergencies

Tooth Out of Alignment

If you have a loose or misaligned tooth, you should schedule an emergency visit with one of our dentists near you straight away. In the interim, using your finger and very light pressure, try to return the tooth to its original position. To protect the tooth from shifting, bite down. To keep the tooth stable, your dentist may splint it to the surrounding teeth (teeth on each side).

Chipped or Fractured Teeth

Your dentist may be able to smooth out the chip or restore the tooth with a composite filling material. A cracked or fractured tooth is a significant problem that requires immediate attention. Fractured or cracked teeth frequently indicate damage to the inside and the outside of the tooth. The severity of a severe fracture is that we cannot salvage the tooth.

Do You Have a Dental Emergency?

Smoothing a chipped tooth, re-cementing a non-painful crown, and repairing a tooth with composite bonding is not dental emergencies. Typically, your dentist can resolve such issues during regular office hours at your dentist’s office.

Answer the following questions if you’re not sure about experiencing a true dental emergency. If you answer yes to any, please visit Lake Travis Family & Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as possible.

  • Do you have any bleeding from your mouth?
  • Are you in a lot of discomfort?
  • Do you have any crooked or missing teeth?
  • Have you been punched in the face or bitten in the mouth?
  • Is there any swelling around your mouth or in your face?
  • Do your gums have any bulges, swelling, or knots?

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