If you experience sudden tooth pain, an oral injury, or other serious dental damage, it is considered an emergency.
An emergency dentist can provide immediate treatment to relieve discomfort and restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile.
At our San Angelo, TX, practice, Dr. Max Teja offers same-day treatment for patients having dental emergencies.
How to Handle a Dental Emergency: Contact an Emergency Dentist Immediately
Timely dental care can restore your oral health and comfort. Contact San Angelo Smiles online to ask a question or request an appointment. You can also reach us by phone:
How We Can Help Same-Day Care
When you contact our San Angelo, TX, dental practice seeking emergency dentistry services, you can expect our team to react with urgency and compassion. We prioritize dental emergencies and will get you a same-day appointment with Dr. Teja so we can address your dental needs immediately.
Contact Our Practice Our Dentist Can Provide Prompt Care
With more than 40 years of experience practicing dentistry, Dr. Teja has the skill to address all types of dental emergencies. Whether you have a severe toothache, loose tooth, or other issue, our emergency dentist can recommend treatment options that will suit your dental needs and budget.
Contact us online today to submit any questions you have or request a consultation with our emergency dentist. You can also reach our San Angelo, TX, office by phone:
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Common Emergency Dentistry Services
Some patients that come in for an emergency visit due to tooth pain require an extraction. If a tooth has become so damaged that it can no longer support a restoration, the only option dentists have left is tooth extraction. If we have to extract a tooth, we offer treatment options to replace missing teeth, including dental implants, dental bridges and dentures.
Dr. Teja is the only dentist in the area that provides a service called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). This treatment involves taking a blood sample from the patient. The blood is then put in a centrifuge machine to obtain a sample with a high concentration of platelets. The platelets can be used after the tooth extraction procedure to expedite healing, reduce the risk of infection, and preserve and regenerate the jawbone.
Root Canal Therapy
When patients come in for an emergency visit due to severe tooth pain, a root canal infection is often the cause. In some cases, the tooth can be preserved with root canal therapy and placement of a dental crown. Our dentist can refer patients to a specialist for the procedure, and then patients can return to our practice to have a crown placed.
Patients who have a broken tooth or damaged restoration often need a dental crown. At our San Angelo, TX, practice, we can complete this treatment in a day. Immediately after your emergency visit, you can expect restored dental comfort, function, health, and appearance with your new crown.
Dental Fillings, Inlays, & Onlays
Many people experience a dental emergency due to a cavity or a cracked filling. Both of these conditions can result in considerable pain. During your appointment at our practice, Dr. Teja can place a tooth-colored dental filling. Or, if a filling would be insufficient, he can provide inlays and onlays. These special restorations replace larger amounts of tissue and are designed to fit your tooth like a puzzle piece.
Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums are a clear sign of gingivitis and gum disease, and should be considered a dental emergency. If left untreated, the infection can cause serious damage to the gums and jawbone, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Dr. Teja can perform a professional cleaning, prescribe antibiotics if needed, and educate patients on proper oral care to prevent periodontal disease.
Why Should You Schedule an Emergency
Visit with a Dentist?
Seeking dental care can provide you with immediate pain relief. Rather than relying on over-the-counter oral pain medications or just "toughing it out," visit a dentist to get real relief from dental pain.
Preserve Your Oral Health
Ignoring dental problems won't cause them to go away. In fact, they are more likely to get worse. For example, delaying a root canal will eventually result in tooth loss and other serious issues. Meanwhile, a knocked-out tooth can often be saved with prompt attention for a dentist. Don't hesitate - get in touch with us as soon as possible!
Reduce Long-Term Dental Costs
The cost of a dental filling is far less than endodontic therapy and placement of a dental crown. The cost of tooth extraction and replacement is also higher than more conservative options. By seeking care now, you can save money in the long run.
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