Emergency Dentistry- Lakeway, TX
We’ll Be Here When You Need Us the Most
(If you or a loved one are currently in the middle of a dental emergency, please give us a call as soon as you can so we can start helping you right away!)
No one can plan for a dental emergency, and trust us when we say that because we are dental professionals! Out of all the emergency patients we have treated throughout the years, absolutely none of them were ready for their painful experience. Fortunately, what you can do is have a plan in place should the unexpected ever happen to your smile. For the people of Lakeway, that plan is nice and simple: call Eaddy Dentistry.
Dr. Winston and Dr. Daniel are capable of handling a wide variety of dental emergencies right here in our state-of-the-art office, and should you call in with one, we’ll do whatever we can to see you as soon as possible. We try to provide same-day urgent care whenever we can so you’re never left waiting in pain. Should you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, be sure to turn to us, and we’ll be able to help you faster than anyone else.
We Can Help with the Follow Dental Emergencies and More:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Abscessed teeth
- Lost or damaged dental work
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
If you have suffered a broken bone in addition to your dental injury, or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, then we recommend that you go straight to your nearest emergency room first. Contact us only after you have been cleared to leave.
If you’re unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, just give us a call, and we’ll be happy to let you know what you should do next.
Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies:
- Always wear a mouthguard when playing sports, no matter your age or level of play.
- Don’t chew on extremely hard items like ice, pens, pencils, rock candies, etc.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools to open packages, bottles, or remove tags.
- Brush and floss your teeth consistently to keep them strong.
- Call us immediately if you feel any kind of persistent pain in your mouth.
- Regularly visit Eaddy Dentistry so we can catch a small problem before it turns into an emergency later!
Split Tooth Syndrome
A tooth can become split or cracked for any number of reasons, and in certain situations, this can place a tooth in quite a bit of danger. A cracked tooth can often become infected to the point that it has to be removed, but at Eaddy Dentistry, we can take measures to save your tooth and repair it as well. The sooner a split tooth is treated, the more likely we will be able to preserve it, so if you even have an inkling that one of your teeth may be cracked, please contact us today.
Dental Emergency FAQs
Being prepared for a dental emergency can give you the clarity you need when facing a scary situation involving your smile. After all, you want to have as many answers as possible beforehand! Read on as your Lakeway emergency dentist goes over some of the most common questions they get about urgent dental care. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, don’t hesitate to give your trusted team at Eaddy Dentistry a call. We’ll be here when you need us the most!
When Should I See an Emergency Dentist for a Toothache?
Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of factors that can cause a toothache. While most of them don’t need urgent dental care, some may be indicating a much larger issue that needs prompt professional attention. You should see your Lakeway dentist right away if your tooth pain is accompanied by:
- Swelling in the gums, jaw, or face.
- Intense discomfort that lasts for more than 1-2 days.
- Darkening or discoloration of a tooth.
- Bleeding, inflamed gum tissue.
- A small, pimple-like bump on the gums.
What Should I Do If My Child Knocks Out a Baby Tooth?
Just because baby teeth aren’t a permanent fixture in your child’s smile doesn’t mean they’re not important. It also doesn’t make it any less startling or alarming if one suddenly gets knocked out of place! Just like with a knocked-out permanent tooth, give us a call right away so we can schedule an appointment for you. Whatever you do, do NOT try to place the tooth back in its socket unless we direct you to. If the tooth was close to falling out naturally, we may not have to do anything. However, if it was knocked out very prematurely, we may place a space maintainer to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap.
What Should I Do If I Bite My Lip or Tongue?
First, rinse your mouth out with warm water. If you want, you can rinse with a glass of water that has a teaspoon of salt dissolved into it to help disinfect the injury and soothe inflammation. Hold a piece of gauze to the area to stop any bleeding. To numb the pain and ease swelling, hold a cold compress or ice pack to the area for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off. You can also take store-bought pain relievers as directed for additional support. Don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as you can—we’ll be able to give you personalized first aid recommendations over the phone.
When Should I Go to the E.R. Instead of the Dentist?
If your dental emergency is life-threatening, go straight to your local emergency room instead. Once you’re in stable condition, we’ll be more than happy to help restore your smile. You should visit the emergency room instead of your dentist if:
- Your jaw has been dislocated or broken.
- You have a deep laceration or a wound that won’t stop bleeding.
- You have swelling in your mouth, face, or jaw that’s making it difficult to swallow or breathe.
Regular dental checkups and other preventive measures can go a long way in lowering your risk of a dental emergency. However, don’t hesitate to contact us if you or a loved one needs urgent smile care, and we’ll get you the help you need.