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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in San Antonio, TX

It’s impossible to predict when you will need emergency dentistry services. So, Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee are available when you need an emergency dentist in San Antonio, TX. Our Local Dental San Antonio team will do everything in their power to ensure that you receive the emergency dentistry you need—whether you call ahead at (210) 686-1486 for a same-day dental appointment or step inside our walk-in dentist office.

What is emergency dentistry?

Generally, any dental issue that requires immediate treatment falls under the category of emergency dentistry.

When do you need urgent dental care?

In the midst of a dental emergency, deciding whether you need to see an emergency dentist (or not) can be challenging. These signs can help you decide if you need emergency dentistry:

Toothache or Swelling Not Caused by Facial Injury

Dental pain and swelling are tell-tale signs of infection. Since oral infections can quickly turn for the worst, we strongly suggest scheduling an emergency dentistry appointment as soon as possible.

Lost Filling, Crown, or Dental Restoration

Certain foods and habits can cause existing dental fillings, crowns, and restorations to feel loose or fall out. If this happens, safely store the restoration in a Ziplock bag and book an emergency dentistry appointment.

Fractured, Cracked, or Chipped Tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water, apply cold compresses to minimize swelling, and take over-the-counter medication until you can meet with an emergency dentist. If possible, bring the tooth fragment to your emergency dentistry appointment.

Loose or Knocked-Out Tooth

If a permanent tooth feels loose, apply a cold compress, take over-the-counter medication, and avoid hard and sticky foods that could make your tooth fall out until your emergency dental appointment. If a permanent tooth falls out, pick it up from the crown (not the root), place it in a glass of milk, and schedule an emergency dentistry appointment.

What is considered emergency dental services?

When you’re amid the panic of a dental emergency, it’s essential to remain calm and follow the following steps:

  • Step 1: Remain calm.
  • Step 2: Treat your physical symptoms to the best of your ability. For instance, take over-the-counter pain medication as directed if you’re in great dental pain
  • Step 3: Schedule an emergency dental appointment by calling (210) 686-1486.
  • Step 4: Schedule an emergency dental care appointment. This might include:
Save Your Smile with Same Day, Emergency Dentistry Appointments

Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee can ensure that patients feel comfortable, confident, and financially sound during even the most stressful dental emergencies.

Take advantage of our online booking or conveniently call (210) 686-1486. The San Antonio community can trust the Local Dental team to keep individuals and families healthy, happy, and feeling at home