Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies can arise unexpectedly. When these situations occur, the team at Old Betsy Dental prioritizes restoring your smile quickly. Our goal is to alleviate your pain and address the issue swiftly, allowing you to move past the discomfort and injury.

Dental Emergencies in Keene & Joshua, TX

At Old Betsy Dental, we understand dental emergencies can be stressful and painful. That’s why our experienced, compassionate team is on standby to provide prompt, affordable care the same day you call.

Here’s how we’ll ease your dental woes:

  • Immediate Appointments: We reserve slots specifically for emergencies, so you won’t be left waiting in agony.
  • Gentle, Efficient Treatment: Our top priority is your comfort. We’ll explain everything clearly and work swiftly to address your pain.
  • Affordable Solutions: We believe dental care shouldn’t break the bank. We offer flexible payment options and transparent pricing.
  • Get Back to Your Life: Our goal is to get you back to smiling and enjoying life as soon as possible. We’ll provide clear aftercare instructions and ensure you’re on the road to recovery.

Don’t suffer in silence! For all your emergency dental needs in Keene and Joshua, TX, choose Old Betsy Dental. Call us today and let us take care of the rest.

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  • What is a dental emergency?

    A dental emergency refers to any situation involving your teeth or gums that requires immediate medical attention. Common examples of dental emergencies include severe toothache, knocked-out teeth, loose or broken braces wires, cracked or broken teeth, and abscesses or serious infections. If you experience significant pain, bleeding that doesn’t stop, or trauma to your face or mouth, it is crucial to seek urgent dental care. Timely treatment not only helps alleviate pain but also prevents possible long-term damage. If you’re unsure whether your situation is an emergency, it’s always better to consult with a dental professional promptly.

  • What’s the best way to handle a dental emergency?

    In a dental emergency, effective management is crucial to prevent complications. Here’s how to handle it:

    1. Stay Calm and Assess the Injury: Identify the type of dental issue, such as a knocked-out tooth or severe toothache.
    2. Take Immediate Action:
      • For a knocked-out tooth, gently rinse and try to reinsert it or keep it moist in milk.
      • For toothaches, rinse with warm water and remove trapped food with floss.
      • If a crown falls out, reattach it with temporary dental cement if possible.
    3. Contact Your Dentist: Seek immediate advice and arrange an emergency visit.
    4. Manage Pain: Use over-the-counter pain relievers responsibly, and never apply aspirin directly to gums or teeth.
    5. Follow-up: Discuss preventive measures with your dentist to avoid future emergencies.

    Prompt attention from a dentist is essential in a dental emergency to safeguard your dental health.

  • What is not a dental emergency?

    A dental emergency typically requires immediate attention to alleviate severe pain, stop bleeding, or save a tooth. Situations that generally do not qualify as dental emergencies include:

    1. Mild Toothache: Mild discomfort or tooth sensitivity can often be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and does not require immediate dental care. However, if the pain persists for more than a couple of days, consult your dentist.
    2. Small Chips or Cracks in Teeth: Minor chips or cracks that do not cause pain or pose a risk to tooth structure are usually not emergencies. These can often wait for a regular dental appointment for repair.
    3. Lost Fillings or Crowns: While losing a filling or crown can be alarming, it’s not an emergency if it isn’t accompanied by severe pain. Protect the affected area and contact your dentist for the next available appointment.
    4. Food Stuck Between Teeth: This can be uncomfortable but is not an emergency. Try to gently remove the food with dental floss. Avoid using sharp objects that could harm your gums or teeth.
    5. Stained Teeth: Discoloration or staining of the teeth is a cosmetic issue that does not require emergency care. Many effective treatments are available through your dentist at your convenience.

    If you’re unsure whether your situation is an emergency, it’s always a good idea to call your dentist for advice. Early intervention can prevent further complications and provide peace of mind.

More questions?

If you have more questions about urgent dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Old Betsy Dental of Keene

104 S Old Betsy Rd
Keene, TX 76059
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Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed


(817) 641-2272

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Old Betsy Dental of Joshua

3513 SW Wilshire Blvd
Joshua, TX 76058
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Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


(817) 295-4500

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