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Dr. Chris Cappetta, DDS

Dental Emergencies San Antonio Tx

Enhance your oral health with our top notch dental emergencies, a key step towards a brighter, healthier smile.

Immediate Relief: Dental Emergencies

Dr. Cappetta understands that dental emergencies can occur unexpectedly, causing discomfort and worry. Our team is committed to providing swift care to alleviate your symptoms and prevent further problems.

Equipped to handle various dental emergencies, Dr. Cappetta combines expertise and compassion. Whether you’re dealing with a sudden toothache or a knocked-out tooth, our specialized dental emergencies services are just a phone call away.

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Dental Emergencies: What You Need to Know

Dental emergencies can cause serious pain or visible damage. It’s important to know what counts as an emergency. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Severe Toothache: Constant, severe pain could mean an infection or cavity needing urgent care.
  • Broken or Chipped Teeth: Any visible damage from accidents, big or small, should be addressed.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth: If you lose a tooth from an injury, fast action can help save it.
  • Loose or Misaligned Tooth: A tooth that’s loose or out of place needs immediate dental attention to avoid loss.
  • Swelling in Jaw or Gums: Swelling could be a sign of a serious infection that needs quick treatment.
  • Bleeding from the Mouth: Ongoing, unexplained mouth bleeding is a red flag.

Always look for the best emergency dentist for prompt care for your dental emergencies.

The Importance Of Taking Quick Action With Dental Emergencies

Swift action for dental emergencies holds paramount importance for several compelling reasons:

  • Preventing Further Damage: Acting promptly and appropriately can often salvage a tooth or stop a minor issue from snowballing into a major dental problem.
  • Minimizing Discomfort: Seeking early professional intervention aids in effectively managing pain and discomfort, ensuring a quicker path to relief.
  • Averting Long-Term Complications: Delaying treatment may result in the development of chronic issues that are not only more complex to address but also entail higher costs and more time-consuming procedures.

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Dental Emergencies

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

Any situation causing severe pain, bleeding, or trauma to the teeth or gums, like a knocked-out tooth, severe infection, or broken tooth, is an emergency.

Can I wait to see my dentist if my tooth is knocked out?

No, time is crucial. Try to see your dentist immediately, ideally within an hour, to increase the chance of saving the tooth.

What should I do if I have a severe toothache?

Rinse your mouth with warm water, gently use dental floss to remove any trapped food, and contact your dentist. Avoid applying aspirin directly to the gum.

How do I handle a chipped or broken tooth?

Save any pieces. Rinse your mouth and the fragments with warm water. If there’s bleeding, apply gauze, and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. See your dentist as soon as possible.

What can I do for a lost filling or crown?

Keep the crown or filling if you find it. For a lost filling, use sugar-free gum or dental cement as a temporary fix. If a crown falls out, dental cement can reattach it temporarily. See your dentist quickly.

What if I have a dental emergency and the office is closed?

Many dentists have an emergency contact number for after-hours. If not, visit the emergency room for immediate care, especially if the situation is severe.

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Fountain of Youth Dental

Proudly serving San Antonio Tx.

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210-614-5481  (office)


5282 Medical Dr. #520
San Antonio, TX 78229

Office Hours

Monday – 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday – 9:00 – 5:00
Wednesday – 9:00 – 5:00
Thursday – 9:00 – 5:00
Friday – 10:00 – 2:00
Saturday & Sunday – Closed

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