Emergency Dentist – Buda, TX

Putting a Stop to Dental Pain Fast

Toothaches, lost teeth, a notably cracked tooth – all of these issues are considered dental emergencies. Ignoring them is not an option; if they go unaddressed for too long, they will grow worse, causing more pain and further damage. At Buda Dental Professionals, we can make arrangements to see you on the same day for an emergency appointment, so you aren’t left waiting for relief when it counts the most. Call us immediately when you need urgent dental care, and our trusted emergency dentist in Buda, TX will see you as soon as possible.


Why Choose Buda Dental Professionals for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Care Available
  • IV Sedation Available In-House
  • Transparent, Detailed Treatment Plans


How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Emergency dentist talking to dental patient

You can call us immediately to set up a same-day appointment so that we can address your emergency as quickly as possible. A comprehensive examination will be performed, and afterward, we’ll explain what treatment options are available. Our recommendations will depend on the source of your emergency and how severe it is, and you’ll be given an estimate of the cost along with a timeline.


The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can take many different forms. It’s always best to call our dental office if you’re not sure whether a particular issue counts as an emergency or not; we can advise you on what to do next based on your symptoms. Below, you’ll find some examples of particularly common emergencies that we see as well as tips on how to handle them.

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

Dentistry team member explaining the cost of dental emergencies

Just as the term “dental emergency” can refer to many different things, the cost of emergency treatment isn’t set in stone. The amount you end up paying depends on what treatments are needed as well as how complex your issue is. You can count on our team to be transparent about how much you can expect to pay for treatment as well as our reasons for making specific recommendations.

Every Dental Emergency Is Different

While emergency dental visits are relatively inexpensive, they are usually more costly than routine exams and cleanings and involve our team assessing your needs to determine an appropriate future treatment. We can only give you an estimate of the cost once we’ve examined your mouth and narrowed down the root of the problem, as the prices of different treatments can vary considerably. Our team will make every effort to ensure you understand the costs associated with the care you need. We commonly treat dental emergencies with procedures such as:

  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental crowns
  • TMJ treatments
  • Extractions
  • And more!


Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

Most dental insurance plans offer at least some coverage for dental emergencies. Some plans fully cover one emergency dental exam every year, and common emergency dental services such as root canal therapy, extractions, fillings, and dental crowns may be covered from 50% to 80% in many cases. Since every dental insurance plan is different and your final bill will probably be affected by yearly maximums, our team will be happy to help you understand what your insurance company offers before you commit to treatment. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to give us a call.


Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money

While many dental emergencies cannot be anticipated, they often happen due to preventable issues such as poor oral hygiene, untreated infections, or bad habits. Practicing excellent oral hygiene at home while seeing your dentist regularly for routine exams and cleanings can save you thousands of dollars as well as much miserable oral pain over the years.

Once you notice your dental emergency, it’s important to take care of the problem immediately. While emergency dental treatments can seem costly, they will only get more expensive if you procrastinate about dealing with them. For example, delaying seeing your dentist for a severe toothache can make the difference between getting a root canal that can save your tooth or needing to have it extracted and replaced with a costly denture, bridge, or dental implant.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Dental team member explaining the benefit of brushing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

Our team at Buda Dental Professionals takes pride in being here for our patients when they need us most. That said, we also want to help them prevent dental damage however possible since dental injuries can be both painful to experience and stressful to handle. For that reason, we’re sharing some helpful tips on how to prevent toothaches, bleeding gums, damaged restorations, and the like.

Visit Our Dental Office Twice a Year

Woman smiling at dentist during dental checkup

Coming to our Buda dental office twice a year is important when it comes to preventing small cavities, large fractures, and everything in between! That’s because we screen for oral cancer, examine each tooth, take X-rays, and assess the condition of your gums. If we see anything concerning, then we can address the root of the problem at the earliest possible stage as well. Simply put, visiting us semi-annually for a checkup and cleaning is of the utmost importance, even when it comes to preventing dental emergencies.

Brush and Floss Every Day

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Simply put, if you don’t take good care of your smile, then your chances of developing oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease goes through the roof. That’s why it’s crucial that you commit to brushing your teeth for a full two minutes each morning and evening with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. You should also floss daily (this plays a crucial role in removing plaque and preventing tooth decay from forming between your teeth).

Don’t Overindulge on Added Sugar

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Remember, sugar is one of the leading causes of tooth decay. For that reason, it’s important not to overindulge on foods and drinks that are packed with added sugar. Instead, make a conscious effort to eat a well-balanced diet that’s filled with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that benefit your oral and overall health, like fresh fruits, lean proteins, and raw vegetables.

Wear a Mouthguard If You Play Sports

Man wearing blue mouthguard outside

It’s often assumed that a mouthguard is only needed during contact sports. That’s not the case! Now, runners, surfers, skateboarders, and those who participate in other solo sports are encouraged to wear one as well. That way, the chances of sustaining a knocked-out, cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth are significantly less.

Note: Don’t have a mouthguard? That’s okay – we can have one made for you that’s the perfect size and appropriate thickness for the sport you participate in!

Break Bad Habits

Glass of water filled with ice cubes

Chewing on ice cubes may seem harmless, but it can easily result in a chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth, which is why we recommend steering clear of this habit entirely. It’s also important not to bite your fingernails, use tobacco products, chew on the back of your pen/pencil, or use your teeth as tools to open things.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Questions about dental emergencies

If you need an emergency dentist in Buda, don't panic! Our caring team at Buda Dental Professionals is here to make a stressful day easier. We will explain everything to calm your nerves after addressing any pain and creating a personalized treatment plan. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

How Should I Sleep with Dental Pain?

Believe it or not, dental pain can get worse at night, which can make it difficult to get the rest you need. There are fewer distractions at night, causing you to focus on your pain. Not to mention, certain habits before bed or the way you sleep can enhance your discomfort. You can avoid tossing and turning all night by skipping hard, crunchy, or chewy foods for dinner. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever and apply a cold compress to numb the area. You can also rinse your mouth with salt water to reduce pain, inflammation, and bacteria. Sleep with your pillow elevated to prevent blood from pooling in your head. This will ensure a throbbing toothache doesn't keep you awake.

Do I Need to See a Dentist If My Chipped Tooth Doesn’t Hurt?

A chipped tooth is a dental emergency in Buda. Even if your tooth doesn't hurt, you still need to see a dentist. Not all broken teeth are painful, but that doesn't mean your tooth isn't severely damaged or at risk of additional complications, like an infection. We will examine your tooth to determine the extent of the break to create a personalized treatment plan to fix it, like dental bonding, a veneer, or a crown.

Will a Chipped Tooth Heal?

Although your enamel is the hardest substance in your body, it cannot regenerate. Once it is gone, it has been lost for good. Therefore, a chipped tooth won't grow back. At most, it can remineralize, but it will be at risk of additional breaks, infections, or decay if it is not treated. If the break is minor and you aren't having any pain, you can often wait a day or two to see your dentist, but don't put the appointment off for too long. If you delay treatment, you may lose your tooth.

Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

Yes, a broken denture is a dental emergency because you rely on it to get through your day. Although no one has time for an unplanned dental appointment, leave the mending for professionals. Using superglue or home remedies can damage your denture even more or lead to oral injuries. Instead, it's better to use an old denture if possible and put your current one in a safe place until your appointment. We will get you into the office and examine your denture to determine if it can be repaired or if you'll need a replacement. We'll provide the quick care you need to restore a complete, beautiful smile because we know you can't go without any teeth.

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