COVID-19 Update: According to recent American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines, the following issues are considered EMERGENCIES
Cellulitis or a diffuse bacterial infection with swelling that can potentially compromise the patient’s airway
Trauma involving facial bones, potentially compromising the patient’s airway
The following below are considered Urgent Dental Care, and we will treat depending on the severity of the issue. Call our emergency line at (210) 960 – 3642 to speak with Dr. Alvarez about your situation.
Any dental treatment that requires immediate care is considered a dental emergency. We accept walk-ins any time during business hours to help you get comfortable, whether with a permanent fix or a temporary treatment to alleviate discomfort. Please call us if you have any of the following:
Toothache – especially one that interferes with normal eating or sleeping
Swelling – minor or severe, especially if you think it’s something involving your mouth
Broken or fractured teeth – save the pieces of tooth if possible!
Knocked-out teeth – place in milk and see us within 1 hour if possible!
Abscess – especially if you see pus or have a metallic taste in your mouth
Lost crown or filling – especially if you are having pain or sensitivity
Don’t hesitate to take pain medication to make yourself as comfortable as possible, and call us or schedule an appointment online right away. We are here to serve those in need!