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Emergency Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry located in San Antonio, TX
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Emergency Dentistry services offered in San Antonio, TX

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency and require immediate assistance, AB Dental & Oral Surgery in San Antonio, Texas, provides quick and efficient emergency dentistry to alleviate your symptoms. Anthony D. Osei, DDS, PhD, understands accidents happen and works with you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Call now to book an appointment, or for less urgent matters, you can opt to book online through the website’s portal.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Once in a while, life throws curveballs that may negatively impact your health if not acted on quickly. Emergency dentistry remedies any sudden injury or damage to your teeth, gums, and mouth. 

Some emergency dentistry treatments may be simple, while others may be more invasive or even require surgery. Common emergency dentistry services include:

Root canals

Root canals remove harmful bacteria and infected tissue from the mouth. Poor oral hygiene contributes to the buildup of these harmful bacteria that create pain and may lead to bleeding. If left untreated, permanent damage can happen to your teeth and gums.

Damage to dental devices

Braces, retainers, and dentures are some common forms of dental devices that aid in your wellbeing. Sometimes these tools become damaged or lost. AB Dental & Oral Surgery can quickly resolve these issues and ensure optimal oral health.

Restoring a knocked-out tooth

Sudden accidents resulting in a missing tooth can be unsettling. AB Dental & Oral Surgery can replace a lost tooth with dental implants and other restorative dentistry services.

How do I know if I require emergency dentistry?

Many reasons contribute to an emergency visit to the dentist. According to The American Dental Association, sports-related injuries lead as the number one cause of emergency services. Sports often include high-impact movements that not even mouthguards can always protect you from. 

Moreover, car accidents are another common cause of sudden and urgent dental services. There are also more generalized considerations to determine if you should seek a dentist immediately, such as:

  • Sudden and intense pain in the teeth, gums, or mouth
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Presence of pus within the mouth
  • Inability to chew or pain while chewing
  • Damaged dental devices, like braces

If you’re ever unsure whether you have an emergency or not, the safest route is to contact AB Dental & Oral Surgery immediately or call 911.

What can I expect when receiving an emergency dentistry service?

Treatments vary depending if a tooth suffers from physical trauma or a microbial infection. Moreover, some treatments may focus on other issues, such as the gums or the jaw. 

AB Dental & Oral Surgery provides quick and efficient solutions while keeping you comfortable and free from pain. Call today to schedule an appointment or book through the online reservation system.