Your Emergency Dentist in San Antonio, TX
Are you or a loved one experiencing a dental emergency? Dr. Maldonado is an experienced emergency dentist in San Antonio, and the South Texas Smiles team would be happy to treat the issue and have you smiling big again in no time. While our virtual contact form is convenient, anyone who needs emergency assistance should call our office right away to receive prompt attention from our team.Call Now
What should I do in a dental emergency?
The first thing you will want to do is try to remain as calm as possible. If you aren’t sure whether the situation requires a same-day dental appointment, please give our office a call, and we can offer personalized advice based on the situation. In general, any tooth or gum-related issue that involves intense pain, uncontrollable swelling or bleeding, or an injury that results in a cracked, broken, or dislodged tooth requires urgent dental care. If you have a broken jaw or other more serious injuries, you may want to visit the ER first before coming to see us.
What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
When an adult tooth is knocked out, getting to an emergency dentist as quickly as possible is the top priority. Locate the tooth and clean it off as well as you can before carefully placing it back in the socket. If it’s too painful or you’re worried about keeping it in place, putting the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva is the next best way to keep the tooth alive. Calling our front office before you leave or while on your way to our practice helps us prepare for your visit so that we can begin working on reattaching your tooth shortly after you arrive.
Is emergency dental care expensive?
We never want our patients to put off the care that they need due to financial concerns, especially in emergency situations, which is why our team will work with you after your appointment to find a budget-friendly way to pay for your care. Our office accepts CareCredit®, which can divide dental costs into manageable monthly payments. Our in-house membership plans also cover one emergency exam per year. To learn more about your financial options, we recommend contacting us or visiting our financial page.Learn More