West Creek Dental

Common Dental Emergencies

October 26, 2021
Posted By: West Creek Dental
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Dental emergencies are an unfortunate part of life, and they can be scary and nerve-wracking for people at any age. Whether you accidentally bite down on a peach pit or injure your mouth playing sports, Dr. Poonam Gokhale can help you. Dr. Gokhale is a kind and gentle emergency dentist in Austin, TX who can relieve your pain, diagnose the problem, and offer prompt treatment. 

Common Dental Emergencies 


Not only do we want your smile to be comfortable and pain-free, but we want to make sure your toothache isn’t indicating another issue, like decay or infection. Your dentist can determine why the pain is occurring and develop a personalized treatment strategy for you

Knocked-Out Tooth 

A knocked-out tooth can be unsettling, but please remain calm and immediately contact your emergency dentist at West Creek Dental.

If you locate the lost tooth, do not touch the root as this can deaden the nerves. The tooth must remain moist at all times, so gently rinse it and either reinsert it in your mouth or store it in a cup of your saliva or milk. Bring the tooth to your dental appointment. Dr. Gokhale may be able to reinsert it or replace the tooth with a fully customized, lifelike restoration. 

Chipped or Broken Tooth 

A chipped or broken tooth not only mars your perfect smile, but it can also be very painful. Some breaks and chips even cause nerve damage, and they can make your smile vulnerable to further injury or infection. Our dental team can alleviate your pain and aesthetically repair or restore your tooth. 

Lost or Damaged Restoration 

Please contact us if you have a lost or damaged filling, crown, bridge, or denture. Your restoration must remain in excellent condition to function correctly and protect your teeth, gums, and soft tissues. An ill-fitting or broken restoration can irritate the mouth or cause cuts or injuries, while a lost restoration can lead to tooth migration and other issues. Your emergency dentist can replace or repair your restoration, so it’s in perfect working order and looks beautiful again. 

Dental Abscess 

A dental abscess can be painful and pose a threat to your oral health if not quickly treated. The infection can enter the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body, and it can even lead to stroke, heart disease, and other conditions. Your dentist can swiftly treat the abscess so your smile remains safe and healthy. 

Please contact us immediately if you are experiencing a dental emergency in Austin, TX. 

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At West Creek Dental, we prioritize your safety and dental health. We are currently open and look forward to seeing you! As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (512) 394-7989.