What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can occur at virtually any time, regardless of how well you take care of your smile. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for many of these emergencies to leave a patient in severe pain and discomfort. For this reason, you'll want to consider coming in for treatment as soon as you notice there's a problem. We offer treatment in a relaxed, highly comfortable setting for patients of all ages.

Why do you need treatment for a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can get worse in a short period of time without proper treatment. Something that would be considered more minor can escalate to where it is a real issue. In some cases, infections may occur and need treatment alongside the actual emergency that you're dealing with at the moment. This is why we recommend quick, adequate treatment from a dentist in Leander as soon as possible.

What are some of the more common Dental Emergencies?

We see a number of different dental emergencies on any given day. For this reason, we recommend coming in to be seen whenever you notice something is wrong. Some of the more common emergencies include,

  • Severe toothache and pain
  • Abscessing and infections
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Lost fillings, crowns or bridge work
  • Broken or lost appliances (dentures, night guards)

What can be expected while undergoing Dental Emergency treatment?

The first thing we'll do is to ask you about the problem you're currently experiencing. This allows us to see if an x-ray is necessary and if it is, we will work to take one quickly and easily. We examine the x-ray and your teeth to determine the root cause of the actual problem. You will then have treatment administered while you're in the office, as this helps to prevent the problem from getting worse. We will prescribe antibiotics if there is an active infection present at the time of your appointment.

If you think you might have an emergency and want to come in to see someone, call our office today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly and often cause anxiety and discomfort. Knowing what to do in these situations is crucial to minimize pain, prevent further damage, and seek prompt professional care. If you find yourself in a dental emergency, the first step is to remain calm. Assess the situation and contact Green Dentistry of Leander immediately at (737) 777-6226. Our dedicated team understands the urgency of dental emergencies and is here to provide guidance and schedule a same-day, after hours, or weekend appointment to address your needs promptly.

Same-Day, After Hours, and Weekend Appointments

At Green Dentistry of Leander, we understand that dental emergencies don't always occur during regular office hours. That's why we offer same-day, after hours, and weekend appointments to ensure you receive timely care when you need it most. Our flexible scheduling options allow us to accommodate urgent dental situations, providing relief and treatment without unnecessary delays. Whether you're experiencing severe tooth pain, a broken tooth, or any other dental emergency, our compassionate team is here to support you and provide immediate attention.

What should I do about a severe toothache?

A severe toothache can be debilitating and significantly impact your quality of life. If you're experiencing intense tooth pain, it's important to take action promptly. Start by gently rinsing your mouth with warm water to clean the area and dislodge any trapped food particles. Use dental floss to carefully remove any debris that may be causing the discomfort. However, avoid applying aspirin or any other painkiller directly to the affected area, as it may cause chemical burns. Instead, reach out to Green Dentistry of Leander to schedule an appointment. Our experienced dentist will assess your condition, identify the underlying cause of the toothache, and provide appropriate treatment to alleviate your pain effectively.

What should I do if my dental work has fallen out?

It can be disheartening when a dental restoration, such as a filling, crown, or bridge, falls out. If this happens, don't panic. Start by carefully removing any debris from the area and rinse your mouth with warm water. If you can, try to locate the dental work that has fallen out and keep it safe. While awaiting your appointment at Green Dentistry of Leander, you can temporarily place the restoration back in its original position using dental adhesive or temporary dental cement available at most pharmacies. It's crucial to contact our office as soon as possible to ensure timely reattachment or replacement of the dental work. Our skilled team will assess the situation, recommend appropriate treatment, and restore the integrity of your dental restoration.

Don’t Wait in Pain, Schedule Your Emergency Dental Appointment Today

At Green Dentistry of Leander, we prioritize dental emergencies and understand the urgency of addressing your immediate dental needs. If you're experiencing a dental emergency or have any concerns about your oral health, don't hesitate to reach out to our office at (737) 777-6226. Our friendly team is here to provide the necessary guidance and schedule an appointment for you, whether it's during regular office hours, after hours, or on the weekend.

Take charge of your dental emergency by contacting Green Dentistry of Leander today. Our compassionate team is ready to provide the prompt care and relief you need. Request an appointment now and experience our commitment to exceptional dental care in Leander, TX.

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