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?

    There are several types of dental emergencies. Dental emergencies can consist of a sudden and severe toothache, an accident that chips or cracks a tooth, a damaged or loose restoration or a lost or damaged tooth. About 22 percent of people have experienced dental or oral pain in the last six months. To know if your situation is an emergency, ask yourself the following questions:

    • Are you in severe pain or experiencing severe swelling?
    • Do you have a painful toothache that will not subside?
    • Do you have a loose or knocked-out tooth?
    • Do you have swelling in your cheeks or face in combination with a toothache?
    • Are you experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity?
    • Are you bleeding from the mouth that will not stop?
    • Is your jaw injured?

    In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening and constitute contacting your dental office.

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

    The best thing to do in a dental emergency is to contact your dentist, unless it is extremely severe, then you should go to the emergency room.

    Depending on the dental emergency you are experiencing, there may be some things you can do to help ease your pain and help the situation. Some efforts include:

    • Dissolve a teaspoon of salt into a mug of warm water and use it as a mouthwash
    • If your tooth is knocked out, place it in a glass of milk until you can see your dentist
    • Try flossing to eliminate any gum pressure
    • Use a cold compress on the swelling or painful area
    • Rinse with diluted Hydrogen Peroxide to kill bacteria
    • Take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate pain
  • What is not a dental emergency?

    If the problem can be taken care of yourself for a few days without seeing your dentists, it likely isn’t a dental emergency. For example, a chipped or cracked tooth is only an emergency if the fracture is painful or has left you with trauma inside your mouth.

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

Email Address

[email protected]

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

Email Address

[email protected]