West Creek Dental

What is a dental emergency?

There are all kinds of dental emergencies, but the most common are probably root infections and oral trauma.

If you have a dental emergency in Austin, TX (or suspect you might), contact our dental office as soon as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

Root infections are one of the leading causes of tooth sensitivity and toothaches. A root infection means you have an infection in the canal of your tooth that requires immediate treatment. In this situation, your dentist anesthetizes the area and gently takes out the infected tissues. We then provide a temporary filling to encourage quick recovery. At your next visit, we add a permanent filling or a dental crown.

Oral trauma—a sports-related injury to the tooth, for example—is another common dental emergency. In this case, you may need a dental crown to save an injured tooth or a restoration if your restoration was broken or damaged. If your tooth was knocked out, your dentist will try to reset it. If it cannot be saved, your dentist will talk to you about tooth replacement options.

Other dental emergencies may include:

  • Soft tissue injury
  • Toothache from deep decay
  • Gum swelling
  • Cracked tooth
  • Wedged object between teeth

Contact Our Dental Office in Austin, TX

If you have a dental emergency, contact our dental office immediately for guidance.

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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.