Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX

One quick way to have your time off ruined is for yourself or your children to have a dental emergency when your dentist’s office is closed. Fortunately, in the San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX area, you can get help after hours or on the weekends because Hardy Oak Family Dentistry offers emergency dentistry services by Dr. Shah.

Common Dental Emergencies

Not every dental issue that you have after hours will be an emergency. For instance, if you wake up with a mild toothache on Saturday morning, you can usually wait until your dentist’s office is open to make an appointment to have it evaluated. However, if a tooth breaks or comes out, then you need to see a dentist near you as soon as possible. Here are some common dental emergencies.

Broken or Cracked Teeth

There are many ways someone in your family could get a broken or cracked tooth, especially if they are active in sports. If a tooth breaks or cracks badly, it may throb and bleed profusely. A tooth in this condition needs evaluation as quickly as possible. Fortunately, we offer emergency dentistry in San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX.

At Hardy Oak Family Dentistry, the staff can make you comfortable before Dr. Shah evaluates and treats your tooth. They can temporarily fix it until you can go to your regular dentist or, if it’s necessary, remove it. While saving teeth is always the priority, sometimes, they are not salvageable.

Loose or Knocked-Out Teeth

Falls or sports activities can sometimes lead to loosened teeth or one or two that get knocked out of their sockets. When this happens, you need to rush to a dentist near you to find out if they can save the teeth. If this happens to you, pick up the teeth by their crowns and carefully rinse the roots. Then, put them back in their sockets if you can.

If you cannot get them into their sockets, put them in a cup with some milk until you can get to our emergency dentistry at Hardy Oak Family Dentistry. Our dentist, Dr. Shah, and the staff keep your time off less stressful by providing the emergency services you and your family may need when your regular dentist in San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX is unavailable.