Emergency Dentistry Specialist

RR Dentistry

Certified Invisalign Provider located in Georgetown, TX

Dental emergencies can arise when you least expect it, and knowing where to turn can make the experience far easier to navigate. The dental specialists at RR Dentistry in Georgetown, Texas, offer emergency dentistry services to help you get the care you need when you need it. Call to arrange a same-day visit or receive guidance on your next steps. Online booking is an option for less urgent booking needs.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on addressing immediate, urgent dental needs. Damage to teeth, gums, your tongue, or any other soft tissues within your mouth can be addressed during an emergency dental visit. 

The best way to decide if your concerns should prompt an emergency dentistry visit is to consider whether your dental issue can wait until your normal scheduled appointment. If you need treatment quickly, call the office to set up an emergency dentistry visit. 

What common issues does an emergency dentistry visit address?

Your dental team can perform a quick diagnostic assessment and begin treatment for many different urgent dental problems. Some examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Traumatic or sports injury
  • Abscess
  • Advanced dental decay
  • Severe dental pain
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Fractured or cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Object lodged in teeth or gums

These are just a few of the dental concerns that can be addressed in emergency dentistry. 

What should I do if involved in a traumatic accident or sports injury?

If you’ve been involved in a traumatic or sports injury, assess your surroundings to ensure you are not at risk for additional harm. For example, if you’ve been in a car accident and are still on a busy roadway, move yourself and your vehicle out of harm’s way. 

If you have uncontrolled bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath, or broken bones, call for emergency medical help. If you have bleeding in your mouth, bite down on a piece of gauze or clean cloth. 

If you’ve lost a tooth, try to locate the tooth and pick it up carefully, avoiding touching the root portion. Place the tooth back into the socket if possible, or cover it with a small amount of lukewarm milk, and call RR Dentistry right away to determine your next steps. 

Same day appointments are available for emergency dentistry. When you call, you’ll learn what to do next to preserve your dental health. Online scheduling is always available for less time-sensitive dental needs.