If you’re in pain, call Cosmetic Dental Associates right away. We will do all we can to get you in the same day to see Dr. John A. Moore or Dr. Ruiwen Ma. You can also save our number on your phone so you can reach us quickly when facing any San Antonio dental emergencies. Our team will:Dental Emergencies at Cosmetic Dental Associates - Dr. John Moore San Antonio, TX Dentist Read Transcript
We have a number of different channels to get dental emergencies taken care of here.
Obviously, the middle-of-the-night toothache kind of thing would be deferred usually to the very next morning, because very rarely if ever is a tooth situation life threatening. If it seems like it could be anything like that, then obviously an emergency room may be necessary.
When you go to a dentist, you have an emergency, a cosmetic emergency, this is the office you need to come to because here, we're able to get your front teeth restored and make them look natural and real in a very short period of time. We can get somebody who's lost some front teeth, get them some front teeth the very visit they come in. Okay, it may take an hour or two, or sometimes they have to wait while we squeeze them in between patients and things like that, but because we have this laboratory, I have technicians that are capable of working with acrylics and myself capable of working with more permanent materials can get restorations to look very real in a very short period of time and get you back on the road.
The cosmetic emergency is kind of a funny thing too because we've noticed that the cosmetic emergency can cause a patient to become more panicked and more upset and more in need of help than someone with a full-blown abscess. They've got an infection, it's swollen, it hurts, it doesn't look that bad, but when they're missing their front tooth, and they've got to go close the deal of a lifetime, they're in here wide-eyed and begging for anything you do. This is going to interfere too much in their life.
So the cosmetic emergency is a very real thing, and we're equipped to handle those at a moment's notice.
- Treat your immediate need to stop your pain and help you feel better
- Listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you relax
- Repair your smile and prevent the need for more extensive dental work
- Provide follow-up care to help you maintain a healthy, attractive smile
Contact Us When You Need Quick Help
If you’re unsure whether your situation needs emergency dental care, do not hesitate to call us. We can give you advice on next steps and try to schedule you for a same-day appointment if you need urgent treatment. Some dental crises we’ve assisted patients in are:
- Cuts inside the mouth
- Teeth knocked out or knocked loose
- Chipped, fractured, and broken teeth
- Swollen gums
The important steps you should take during dental emergencies will vary from situation to situation, except for this one: Call us immediately. We can guide you through anything you should do until you can get in for your appointment.
We Treat Problems Before They Become Emergencies
Proper dental care can reduce your risk of dental disasters. One major way you can protect your teeth from harm is by wearing an athletic mouthguard during physical activities like contact sports or even solo activities like mountain biking. We make custom mouthguards right in our lab.