Emergency Dentistry – Austin, TX
Pain-Relieving Dental Care Right When You Need It
Dental emergencies are some of the most stressful situations to deal with because they’re difficult to be prepared for. Fortunately, with our experienced team at Magnolia Family Dentistry by your side, you can get the timely care you need. We offer same-day, weekend, and after-hours dental emergency appointments to get you out of pain. Just call us as soon as you notice any out-of-the-ordinary oral pain or experience dental trauma, and we'll schedule an appointment for you to receive emergency dentistry in Austin, TX.
Why Choose Magnolia Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
- Experienced & Friendly Dental Team
- Dental Sedation Available
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
The key to handling a dental emergency is to always contact our dental office first. If you call outside of our dental office hours, just leave a message and follow the instructions on the voicemail for assistance. We’ll provide you with over-the-phone first aid guidance and schedule a visit for you as soon as possible so you can get the timely care you need. Below, we’ve also included some helpful tips on how to ease your discomfort until you reach our dental office.
Toothaches are often signs of infections that have formed deep beneath the enamel of the tooth. You can help minimize your pain by taking an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or rinsing with warm saltwater.
If you’re able to retrieve the broken-off portion of your tooth, rinse it off with cool water and bring it to your appointment. If the damage has created a jagged edge, place a piece of orthodontic wax over the area to keep it from injuring the inside of your mouth.
Time is of the essence, so quickly retrieve your tooth, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface, and rinse it off. To keep it alive until you reach us, you can either place it back in its socket or store it in a sealable container filled with milk or saltwater.
Lost Filling/ Crown
If you’re able to locate your missing restoration, rinse it off. You can temporarily place it back on your affected tooth using a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive. However, it’s important to have your crown or filling professionally repaired or replaced to prevent an infection from developing.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
There are several precautionary measures you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency:
- Maintain a consistent at-home oral hygiene routine
- Visit our dental office every six months for your checkup and cleaning
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
- Maintain a well-balanced diet by minimizing sugary items
- Stay hydrated with water
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
In order to determine the cost of your emergency visit, we’ll need to first diagnose the problem at hand, which will require an examination and possibly X-rays. Once we do, we’ll walk you through our treatment recommendations to help get you out of discomfort and restore the health of your smile. We always let our patients know up-front about the cost and financing as well, so you’ll never feel as though you’re being left in the dark. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a widely misconceived treatment that many people assume is painful because of the rumors floating around about it. This isn’t the case at all, though. The discomfort that many people associate with this treatment is actually a result of toothaches that have developed due to an infection. The root canal itself actually cures this pain, and patients feel much better afterward. Plus, root canals allow our team to preserve your natural tooth so you can continue enjoying a complete smile.
At Magnolia Family Dentistry, we understand that there’s no substitution that can compare to your natural pearly whites, which is why we never suggest extracting a tooth unless we’ve exhausted all of our other options. Fortunately, if you find yourself needing to have a tooth removed, we offer several different restorative treatments that can be customized to fit your needs so you won’t have to live with a gap in your smile.
TMJ dysfunction, also sometimes referred to as TMD, is a common condition that causes a wide array of life-affecting symptoms, like lockjaw, teeth grinding, and chronic jaw, head, and neck pain. It could be a result of past oral trauma, bite misalignment, or other underlying causes, and our team can help pinpoint and treat them. This way, you can find lasting relief from TMD.