Urgent Care When Your Smile Needs It
Don’t let pain and damaged teeth cloud your beautiful smile. Instead, trust it in the hands of our team here at Comal Dental. We’re dedicated to providing comfortable care that’s advanced, personalized, and as exceptional as possible! Don’t hesitate to contact our office today if you have any questions or concerns about our emergency services, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment. We’ll do everything we can to get you out of pain and back to a healthy smile!
Why Choose Comal Dental for Emergency Dental Care?
- Welcomes Patients of All Ages
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
- Calming Dental Sedation Available
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
- Give our office a call. It’s best to contact us as soon as you notice something wrong with your oral health. Over the phone, we’ll provide first-aid instructions to help you manage your situation while you wait for your appointment.
- Have an emergency exam. When you get to our office, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your condition and take X-rays to identify the root cause of your problem. Based on our findings, we’ll create a custom treatment plan to get your smile back to normal.
- Get the care you need. During your visit, we may administer pain-relieving treatment to temporarily ease your discomfort. However, you might need to return for additional care to fully address your problem. Some common solutions for dental emergencies include fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, gum disease treatment, or extraction.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can be a very stressful experience, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do before coming to our dental office. Our team is more than ready to help you manage your dental emergency over the phone and provide useful advice however possible. In the meantime, you can review our helpful tips below for managing some of the most common dental emergencies we see.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
When you have a toothache caused by an oral infection or you’re suffering from an oral injury due to a bad fall, you should have a place you can call your go-to home for getting it treated effectively. At Comal Dental, we’ll make sure that your dental emergency is not only handled properly, but that you understand what you can expect in terms of cost beforehand, so there are no surprises when it comes to your care.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Not every dental emergency is entirely avoidable. However, there are several steps you can take to drastically reduce your chances of experiencing one. Some of those precautions include:
- Visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning
- Practicing good oral hygiene (i.e., brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing every day with an ADA-approved mouthwash)
- Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Avoiding poor dental habits (i.e., smoking, biting fingernails, using teeth as tools, chewing on ice cubes)
Dental Emergency FAQs
No one wants to have to endure a dental emergency, but if it happens, it helps to be as prepared as possible. At our New Braunfels office, we’ve treated our fair share of dental emergencies, and we’ve noticed some common questions from our patients. Because being properly educated can play a huge role in effectively responding to these situations, we’ve listed the top questions and answers. If you find yourself dealing with a dental emergency, we’re here to help you recover. So don’t hesitate to contact us to request a visit.
Should I Head to the ER?
In most cases, your emergency dentist should be your first choice for receiving emergency dental care. However, there are two situations that you should immediately head to the emergency room for: profuse oral bleeding that has lasted for longer than 10 minutes and a broken jaw. For any other type of emergency, you can schedule a visit to our office.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you have a severe toothache, then it’s usually a sign of acute oral bacteria growth that has penetrated the inner parts of your tooth. Typically, root canal therapy will be needed to restore your oral health. However, to salvage the tooth, it’s important to receive care in a timely manner.
Do I Need to Receive Care Right Away?
The best way to prevent a dental emergency from becoming worse is to reach out to our office the moment you discover any troubling symptoms. Hesitation can be quite detrimental, even if any pain or other indicators have temporarily eased up. As a rule of thumb, oral health issues don’t right themselves without being treated. So don’t place your recovery on hold.
Can I Count on My Dental Insurance to Provide Coverage?
As the word ‘insure’ denotes, you want to know that in the event of an unforeseen situation, you have some coverage available to protect you. While the benefit levels can vary by plan, you can bank on having some form of umbrella to receive the care you need to restore your oral health if a dental emergency happens.