Emergency Dentist Specialist

Key City Dental Studio

Karen Key, DDS

General Dentist located in Abilene, TX

Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. Karen Key, DDS, and her expert dental team at Key City Dental Studio in Abilene, Texas, are ready to serve the emergency dental needs of your entire family. Call the office at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What is an emergency dentist?

Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Visiting Key City Dental Studio within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

Is it time to call an emergency dentist?

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care.

Common dental emergency situations include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A laceration or tear on your lips

You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact Dr. Key and her team at Key City Dental Studio so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.

What should I do when my tooth is knocked-out?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don't seek dental care right away, there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Key City Dental Studio. Call immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. Key City Dental Studio is here for you. Call for calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.