Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency services offered in San Antonio, TX

If you lose a tooth or experience another dental emergency, seek immediate treatment. At R&J Dental, a restorative dental clinic in San Antonio, Texas, general and family dentist Habib Rahemtulla, DDS, and his team offer same-day treatment for dental emergencies, including trauma, impacted wisdom teeth, and sports injuries. Call the office today to schedule treatment for a dental emergency, book your visit online, or walk in during business hours.

Dental Emergency Q&A

What is a dental emergency?

Minor oral health problems, such as gum disease, often improve with preventive care and good hygiene. But if you bite down on something hard and break a tooth or cut your tongue and it won’t stop bleeding, you might benefit from same-day emergency treatment.

If you have a dental emergency, Dr. Rahemtulla can diagnose the issue and make personalized treatment recommendations to keep it from worsening. 

What types of injuries are considered dental emergencies?

Dr. Rahemtulla and the team treat various dental emergencies, including:

  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth 
  • Severe toothaches
  • Cuts and lacerations that don’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Traumatic injuries (for example, a broken jaw)
  • Sports injuries 
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances

Dr. Rahemtulla always makes time for same-day emergency dentistry appointments. Call the administrative staff or walk into the office during business hours if you or your child need treatment.

What are the benefits of emergency dental care?

Visiting Dr. Rahemtulla for emergency dental care reduces your risk of serious side effects and helps speed up your body’s natural healing process. 

For example, visiting R&J Dental can prevent the infection from worsening if you have a cavity. Dr. Rahemtulla can fix your tooth with a filling or a crown and prevent the need for more invasive treatment, like extractions.

How is a dental emergency treated?

Treatment of dental emergencies depends on the severity of your symptoms and their cause.

Dr. Rahemtulla reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes 3D cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) X-rays, capturing cross-sectional photos of your mouth. After diagnosing the problem, he develops a personalized treatment plan. That might include:

  • Treating infection
  • Filling a cavity
  • Repairing tooth damage
  • Replacing missing tooth fragments
  • Extractions
  • Waiting and watching

The goal is to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and promote healing.

How can I reduce my risk of a dental emergency?

You can reduce your risk of a dental emergency by taking care of your teeth and gums. Dr. Rahemtulla and the team recommend brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist regularly for professional teeth cleaning.

If you play sports or grind your teeth, the team can prescribe a custom mouthguard to protect your smile. 

Call R&J Dental today to schedule treatment for a dental emergency, book your appointment online, or walk into the office.