Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Unique Smile Dentistry

Ardalan Zahedi, BDS, DDS, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Austin, TX

If you’ve broken a tooth, knocked a tooth out, or are experiencing an extreme toothache, you may need emergency dental care. Dr. Ardalan Zahedi offers same-day appointments at Unique Smile Dentistry in Austin, Texas, whenever possible to address dental emergencies. Call the office or schedule a same-day appointment online for immediate dental attention.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is an injury or issue that requires immediate professional dental attention. Obvious dental emergencies are situations where you have broken or knocked out a tooth. Other emergencies include severe abscesses or an injury to your gums or other soft tissue that won’t stop bleeding or a severe toothache.

Even if you have chipped or have a minor injury to a tooth, you should call Unique Smile Dentistry to get professional advice on whether you need an emergency appointment or if you can wait until the next available appointment, which is usually within a day or two. Dr. Zahedi and his team will do their best to accommodate your needs as quickly as possible.

What should I do if I break or knock out a tooth?

If you or your child have knocked out a tooth, perhaps in a sports injury, call Unique Smile Dentistry to schedule an emergency appointment and get advice on exactly what you need to do.

When you knock a tooth out, if you act quickly and carefully, you can save your tooth.

  • Pick up the tooth and brush off debris without touching the root
  • Place the tooth back in its socket, between your cheek and gum or in a sealed container of milk
  • Go directly to Unique Smile Dentistry

You can use cold compresses to reduce any swelling or pain. If you’re bleeding or have a cracked tooth, gently rinse your mouth with warm water.

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

Keeping your teeth healthy is the best way to prevent dental emergencies. Make sure that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, and floss at least once a day. You should also have routine dental cleanings and exams so Dr. Zahedi can monitor your dental health and treat any issues early before decay or damage weakens your teeth.

If you or your child participate in sports, make sure to wear the appropriate safety gear like mouthguards, helmets, or face masks.

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Unique Smile Dentistry or make an appointment online.