What is considered a dental emergency?

May 17, 2022 - toothbar - 0 comments Cosmetic dentist looking at woman´s teeth with a light
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While most dental problems can be avoided or will not lead to an emergency, it is important to know when it is time to see a dentist. A dental emergency is defined as any problem that could lead to irreversible damage in your teeth or gums if left untreated. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should make an appointment to see a dentist immediately:


A toothache is considered a dental emergency. If you or someone in your family experiences one, it’s important to take action quickly (and not ignore it). Why? Because a toothache is often indicative of a larger problem that, if left untreated, could lead to significant and more costly damage to the tooth.

It could also be an indication of a condition that’s potentially life-threatening. For instance, if your toothache is accompanied by a fever, nausea, and/or vomiting, this could be a sign of an infection in the bone beneath the tooth (also known as an abscess) that requires immediate attention and treatment—it’s even possible that the infection has spread to other parts of your body.

A toothache could also indicate gum disease or an injury resulting from trauma, like a sports-related accident (even if you don’t have any pain). Ensure you visit Toothbar for treatment. Our cosmetic dentists see many patients who come to us with a toothache and seek our help. We immediately do everything we can to relieve their pain and get them on the road to recovery. We treat the underlying cause and make sure there are no further complications.

Broken tooth

A broken tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies, and it can happen when you least expect it. A fall, a sports mishap, or even a sudden bite into an apple can cause your tooth to break. If you experience a broken tooth, we encourage you to contact our office immediately for treatment. Our office is equipped with advanced technology that will help us provide you with the care you need.

At Toothbar, we have invested in technology, which allows us to create and place beautiful porcelain crowns in just one visit. The process of placing your crown is painless, and we use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We will also provide you with post-op instructions that are easy to follow so that you optimize your recovery process.

Fractured jaw

If you or your child experience a fall that results in a fractured jaw, be sure to visit our Austin cosmetic dentist immediately. You want to make sure that there aren’t any other injuries, especially if the blow seems minor. A fracture can cause pain and swelling, and even if the injury doesn’t seem like it merits a trip to the dentist, it’s better to be safe than risk further damage.

It won’t take much time for us to check for any broken bones, and we’ll make sure that you’re comfortable during your visit. In most cases, we’ll need an X-ray to determine whether there’s a break or not. If so, we can set up a follow-up appointment to find out what kind of treatment is needed. The sooner you get an injured jaw checked out, the sooner we can put your mind at ease and help you move forward with healing.

Contact us

If you are experiencing problems with your teeth, we urge you to contact Toothbar as soon as possible. We can help you solve all your dental problems, and we’ll treat your teeth with respect. We promise to provide a healthy and safe alternative to the unsanitary, pain-filled dentistry of the past.

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