If you are looking for an emergency dentist, you have come to the right place! We reserve time each day to allow for your unexpected dental emergencies. A broken tooth, toothache, lost filling, loose dental bridge, loose dental implant crown or other emergency?
We can see you and in many instances start dental treatment on the same day. Dr. Perry Bushong is experienced and capable of handling a variety of dental emergencies at one convenient location.
What Does an Emergency Visit Involve?
Problem-Focused Oral Evaluation – Dr. Bushong performs a thorough evaluation of the area you are concerned with. This evaluation gathers the information he needs to make a diagnosis of the cause of your toothache and a plan for the treatment necessary to relieve it. This evaluation may involve other areas of your mouth and jaws to determine the exact source of your pain or sensitivity or dull ache.
X-rays – Dental x-rays are an essential part of any dental exam. In some cases of large cavities, an x-ray is not only necessary to diagnose the decay, but can help diagnose the presence of infection and inflammation within the gums and surrounding jaw or bone, resulting from the large cavity. The x-ray completes the picture that Dr. Bushong needs to see before he is equipped to recommend the appropriate treatment options.
Prescription Medications – In cases of tooth infections, antibiotics may be necessary to help your body prevent it from spreading. Prescription antibiotics keep things from getting worse until the treatment is complete. Sometimes, they may lower the pain of a toothache within hours.
“Palliative” Treatment – Palliative means treating the symptoms. Sometimes, we can do a minimally-invasive conservative treatment that will lessen your symptoms. This may take the form of a temporary filling to seal off the nerve inside the tooth, which relieves teeth sensitivity. A local anesthetic injection to numb the toothache is also a palliative treatment. It could also be something as simple as adjusting the bite on a single tooth or previous restoration. When you are looking for an emergency dentist, you want to be able to find a dentist near you that can find a solution and can handle a variety of options.
Offering Same-day Dental Treatment – The treatment that is recommended will depend on the cause and extent of the dental emergency. Common solutions that our emergency dentist may perform include: dental fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, oral surgery to include dental extraction, bone graft, dental implant placement, root canal, partial dentures, immediate full dentures, recementing dental caps, crowns or bonding veneers. We do as much as we can for you at each visit and value your time. Why wait any longer?
Why is an Emergency Visit Important?
When it comes to preventive dentistry, we tell patients not to wait until something hurts to seek help. When it comes to a toothache, we want you to come see us as soon as you notice a problem. Most dental problems get progressively worse with time. Seeking help when you first experience symptoms before it becomes a toothache can simplify your treatment options and prevent the problem from developing into a bigger health problem or even a life-threatening infection or visit to the emergency room.
What are some examples of common dental emergencies?
Toothache, pain, tooth sensitivity, chipped tooth, broken filling, lost filling, dull ache, soreness, bleeding gums, trauma, fractured tooth, Loose dental bridge, Loose dental crown (loose cap), swollen gums, dental implant loosening, TMJ pain, swelling or abscess or just about any concern that cannot wait for your next routine dental cleaning visit.
REST ASSURED AND FEEL CONFIDENT in selecting Dr. Perry Bushong at Dominion Dental Spa for your local North Central San Antonio emergency dentist.
We are here to help you. Don't wait! Request an appointment today or call 210-687-1150. Also, Dr. Perry Bushong is always on call after hours for his existing patients.