Emergency Dentistry – Austin, TX

Getting You Out of Pain
& Back to Smiling

Do you need an emergency dentist during this time of social distancing? Promptly addressing a dental emergency can make the difference between keeping or losing a tooth. Whether you are an existing or a new patient, our dental office is open for dental emergencies.

Not all dental emergencies require immediate attention in the dental office, but we are here to help you through them. If your dental emergency happens during normal business hours, please call or text our dental office at 512-795-0128 at the first sign that something could be wrong for emergency dentistry from our Austin, TX dentist.

Accidents don’t always happen during a normal workday, so we offer an after-hours dental emergency texting option. You may text us at 855-359-8326 and a team member will reach out to you.

Dentist providing emergency dentistry

Why Choose Derby Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Emergency Appointments Available
  • Patients of All Ages Welcome
  • Dental Sedation to Help Anxious Patients

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Man in need of emergency dentistry holding cheek in pain

If you’re experiencing pain in your mouth, the first thing you should do is contact our Derby Dental team. Not only can we evaluate the urgency of your issue, but we can schedule you an appointment to heal your smile as soon as possible. Over the phone, we can also provide basic first-aid tips for some of the most common dental emergencies, which may look something like this:

Preventing Dental Emergencies

Woman flossing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

While sudden accidents are often unavoidable, most dental emergencies can actually be prevented if you’re proactive about your oral health. To minimize your risk, make sure to:

  • Practice daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash.
  • Visit Derby Dental every six months for a checkup and cleaning (that way, we can catch smaller problems before they worsen into emergencies).
  • Wear a mouthguard if you engage in contact sports or if you clench and grind your teeth at night.
  • Avoid using your teeth as tools to open bottles or chewing inedible objects like ice, pencils, fingernails, etc.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

Woman in need of emergency dentistry holding cheek in pain

While the cost of urgent dental care will vary based on your specific circumstances, it’s crucial that you don’t put off seeking treatment. Otherwise, your condition could worsen and end up requiring a more expensive procedure. Whether you need a round of antibiotics to address an infection, a crown to restore a broken tooth, or a tooth extraction to preserve your total oral health, we can’t determine your costs until we’ve examined your mouth. We’ll be sure to create a treatment plan that gets you out of pain without breaking the bank.

Tooth Extractions

Woman holding up tooth after extraction

It’s always best to retain your natural smile whenever possible, which is why we only recommend tooth extractions as a last resort. However, removing a tooth that is damaged beyond repair is sometimes the best option to preserve your overall smile. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable when extracting a tooth and provide you with detailed aftercare guidelines. Then, we can discuss your options for replacing the tooth, such as a dental implant.