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Emergency Dentistry in Austin, TX

Types of Dental Emergency

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry refers to the branch of dentistry that focuses on providing immediate and urgent dental care for situations that require immediate attention. It involves diagnosing, managing, and treating dental emergencies to alleviate pain, prevent further damage, and address oral health issues that cannot wait for regular dental appointments.

Emergency dentistry covers a wide range of dental problems, including severe toothaches, dental trauma or injuries, knocked-out or avulsed teeth, abscesses, broken dental restorations, uncontrollable bleeding, and other urgent oral health issues. These emergencies often occur unexpectedly and can cause intense pain, discomfort, and potential complications if left untreated.

In emergency dentistry, dentists are trained to respond quickly and effectively to provide timely relief and treatment. They have the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to diagnose the problem, offer immediate pain management, perform emergency procedures such as tooth reimplantation or temporary restorations, and provide appropriate follow-up care.

The goal of emergency dentistry is to address the immediate needs of patients experiencing dental emergencies, restore oral health and function, and prevent further complications or damage. Prompt attention and timely intervention in dental emergencies can make a significant difference in preserving teeth, reducing pain, and ensuring optimal oral health outcomes.

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Types of Dental Emergencies

At our dental clinic, we are prepared to handle a wide range of dental emergencies with promptness and exceptional care. Below, we list some of the most common types of dental emergencies that we address.

Severe toothache

Intense pain in a tooth can indicate an advanced infection or deep cavity. Our team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate relief.

Dental fractures

Dental fractures can occur due to a blow or facial trauma. Whether it’s a visible or invisible fracture, we will assess the extent of damage and recommend the necessary treatment to restore the function and aesthetics of the affected tooth.

Dental abscesses

A dental abscess forms when a bacterial infection affects the tooth’s root, causing swelling, intense pain, and sensitivity to touch. Our team will treat the abscess to eliminate the infection and alleviate discomfort.

Dental avulsions

Intense pain in a tooth can indicate an advanced infection or deep cavity. Our team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate relief.

Dental trauma from accidents

Accidents or sports injuries can result in dental trauma such as fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth. Our team is skilled in handling dental traumas, providing immediate care to assess and treat the injury effectively.

Broken dental restorations

A broken or dislodged dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, can cause discomfort and affect oral function. We offer prompt emergency appointments to repair or replace the damaged restoration, ensuring your comfort and restoring proper dental function.

In all of these cases, seeking immediate emergency dental care is essential.

Our highly trained and experienced team is prepared to provide the proper care and alleviate discomfort in dental emergency situations.

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Meet Our Doctors

Your Austin dentists, and our entire team at Hedgecock Dental offer the technical skills and clinical excellence you expect from a healthcare provider, and the compassionate care you expect from a friend.


Dr. Brandon Hedgecock


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Dr. Hany Ahmed


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Dr. Jenny Tran



We are dedicated to continuing education every year to bring our patients the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Our friendly and compassionate team ensures every visit is relaxed and comfortable.