No matter how careful you can be, sometimes a dental emergency sometimes causing severe tooth pain happens in Austin and when it does, it’s pretty scary! There are some things you can do to take care of the dental emergency on your own. However, emergency dentistry doctor Dr. Scaff and his caring, well-trained team are ready to help if you need assistance in the Round Rock or Austin area.
If a dental emergency happens and you are suffering with tooth pain and perhaps more, it’s best to let our emergency dentistry team near Cedar Park take care of it.
The Solution To Tooth Pain In Austin
Knocked Out or Broken Tooth — Regarding this dental emergency, we recommend that if possible, bring the tooth to our office. First, hold it by the crown only (that’s the part you can see) rinse the tooth briefly with warm water. If possible, gently put the tooth back into the socket and bite down on something soft like gauze or cloth to hold it in place. If you cannot replace it in the socket, place it in a cup of milk or salt-water. Please come in as soon as you can so we can supply emergency dentistry treatments. We are available to see you after business hours or on a weekend. Just call Dr. Scaff on his cell phone (512-750-0799).
Tooth Pain — In case of constant tooth pain or a swelling in your gums, call us so we can see you right away for your dental emergency. Being one of our regular patients is a benefit as it gives you access to Dr. Scaff on the weekends for an emergency dentistry need. If you are an established patient with tooth pain or your gums feel warm or are swollen and it’s during the weekend, call Dr. Scaff on his cell phone (512-750-0799).
Chipped/Broken Tooth — If your are not experiencing tooth pain, please call our office the next business day or the next day our office is open. If an area of the affected tooth is rough and bothersome but there is no tooth pain, call Dr. Scaff on his cell phone (512-750-0799). He can give you several ideas you can try at home or provide other restorative dentistry options.
Soft Tissue Injuries — Injuries to gums, cheeks, lips, and the tongue, called soft tissue, can bleed heavily even if it feels like the injury wasn’t that severe. The reason they bleed so much is because that type of tissue contains a great deal of blood flow.
To curb the bleeding, dissolve some salt in warm water and rinse with this solution. Moistened a towel or gauze with water and apply pressure for 15 to 20 minutes to the injured area. To reduce swelling and stop any more bleeding, moisten a towel or gauze with very cold water and apply it to the outside of your mouth. If the soft tissue injury appears to be serious or you are bleeding profusely, stay calm, keep applying pressure and go to your local emergency room.
A dental emergency can be pretty frightening, but we are here to help you with the best restorative dentistry, general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry services. Call emergency dentistry dentist Dr. Scaff serving the Austin, Cedar Park, and Round Rock. He will do his best to take care of you.