Emergency Dentistry in San Antonio, TX
Unexpected dental emergencies can cause severe pain and leave you unsure of where to seek help. Fortunately, we can care for you after hours when you need a root canal or have a knocked-out tooth or mysterious toothache that won't subside. Reach out to William J Cruse DDS for emergency dentistry. Patients in San Antonio, TX trust us to provide urgent and effective care, regardless of the situation. Our experienced dentists can assess the issue and provide appropriate treatment outside normal business hours.
Determining the Need for Urgent Attention
Some dental issues require immediate solutions. Persistent toothaches may indicate an infection or decay that requires urgent treatment. Chips and cracks make teeth vulnerable to further damage and infections, emphasizing the need for prompt action. If you have knocked out a tooth, contacting our office as soon as possible is crucial to increase the chances of saving the tooth. We are also equipped to handle lost fillings and crowns and abscessed teeth.
Safe and Effective Root Canals
Root canal therapy is recommended when there is a deep infection within the tooth. Untreated cavities, broken teeth, and traumatic injuries can contribute to these infections. We understand that root canals are known to be intimidating and painful, but advancements in technology and anesthetics have made the procedure much more comfortable. During the procedure, our skilled dentist will remove the infected pulp, clean and disinfect the pulp chamber and root canals, and then fill and seal the space to prevent further infection.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
We are well-prepared to handle various dental emergencies, each with unique requirements. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, try to save the broken pieces and rinse them with warm water. The same applies to a knocked-out tooth. If you can bring the tooth to our team promptly, there may be a chance to save it. If you are experiencing a toothache or suspect an abscessed tooth, rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can provide temporary relief until you visit our office. No matter the situation, we're ready to help.