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About Smiles

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Austin, TX & Round Rock, TX

Dental Emergency Specialist

You should never suffer with dental pain, whether from a toothache, injury to your mouth, or a lost filling. The dentists at About Smiles in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, are available to help when you need emergency dentistry. In our regular daily practice, we take extra steps to ensure our patients aren’t in pain and to relieve their anxiety. You can expect the same compassionate attention when you come in for emergency dental care.

Dental Emergency Q & A

When should you call the dentist for emergency dental care?

If it hurts, consider it an emergency. By the time you begin to feel pain, an infection may have already spread through the tooth, gum, or bone, or even to other parts of your body. Don’t wait -- seek emergency dental care when the pain begins.

Here are a few specific symptoms that require emergency dentistry:

  • Pain or swelling
  • Toothache
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Object stuck in mouth
  • Bleeding tongue or lips
  • Loose wire from braces
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Cracked or chipped tooth

If a filling falls out or you chip a tooth and you don’t have pain, it’s still important to see your dentist at About Smiles as soon as you can, to prevent damage to living tissue inside the tooth.

What should you do in case of an emergency?

Tooth is knocked loose: Take quick action to save the tooth by keeping it moist. Hold it between your cheek and gum or wrap it in a cloth that’s soaked in salt water or milk. If the tooth is dirty you can gently rinse it, but be careful to avoid touching any attached pieces of tissue.

Cracked tooth: Rinse mouth with warm water, wrap tooth fragment in a wet towel, and take it with you to the dentist.

Toothache: Rinse with warm water and floss to remove food caught between teeth that may irritate your tooth. Do not place aspirin on the tooth.

Bleeding tongue or lip: Clean with water and apply a cold compress to prevent swelling.

Items stuck in your tongue, gum, or cheek: Don’t try to remove it yourself. Contact About Smiles for emergency dental care.

Jaw injury: Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling, and go to the emergency department if you suspect it’s broken.

Why rely on About Smiles for emergency dentistry?

We’re dedicated to providing pain-free, state-of-the-art dental care in an environment that helps you relax. The extra steps we take to help reduce a patient’s anxiety are especially helpful in an emergency. For example, we offer warm blankets and provide headphones, if listening to music helps you relax.

Please don’t hesitate to contact About Smiles if you have a dental emergency. We’re here to provide emergency dental care for you and your family.


At About Smiles, we are in-network with most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Premier
United Concordia

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Hoover & Cathy were great. This was my first pain free dentist visit in a while. I am glad I have finally found a dental office where I don't feel nervous..."

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    "Short wait times and great service. I love the staff here. They make me feel so comfortable and are all very nice. The hygienist was so gentle with my cleaning."

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    "I had a very deep filling that needed to be removed and replaced with a crown, which they make in the office. When I left I had a beautiful new crown!"

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    "Warm and welcoming staff. Nice facilities and modern equipment. Dentists have friendly patient focused demeanor, I didn't feel rushed."

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    "Dr. Hoover was amazing; she addressed and explained my issues to ease any discomfort. They have amazing staff and enjoyed my visit."

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    "It's so nicely decorated and clean. They really care and everyone who works there is happy and enjoys what they do! Awesome dentist!"

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    "Absolutely the best Dentist Professionals I have ever found... The extraction was done with out any complications and with top notch bedside manner."

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    "All my questions were answered thoroughly which made my visit more comfortable. I will definitely be returning here for my dental work!"

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    "The experience was not only friendly and nearly painless, but it was fast. I walked out of that lovely office in one and a half hours WITH a new crown!"

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    "This is by far the best experience I've ever had with a dental office. They get me in asap and never leave disappointed. I've referred my family and they feel same."

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