Emergency Dentist – San Marcos, TX

Put a Stop to Dental Pain

Even people who do all the right things to take care of their smiles may end up experiencing a dental emergency. The team at San Marcos Gentle Dental will make every effort to see you quickly when you need urgent care, so don’t waste any time calling our office if you’re suffering from advanced oral pain or if a tooth has been damaged. Our emergency dentists in San Marcos will help you get the treatment you need before the issue has a chance to grow more severe.

Why Choose San Marcos Gentle Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Advanced
    Dental Technology
  • High-Quality, Patient-Focused Dentistry

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Young woman holding her cheek in pain while visiting emergency dentist in San Marcos
  • Schedule an Appointment: Your path to finding relief from your dental pain starts with your initial call to our office. We’ll schedule a same-day appointment whenever we can. Be sure to follow any first-aid instructions that our team member gives you during your call.
  • Emergency Examination: With our advanced technology, we’ll be able to locate the source of the problem. Naturally, we’ll prioritize finding a way to reduce any pain you might currently have.
  • Review Findings: We’ll explain what treatments are available for dealing with any dental issues found during our examination. You’ll be given an idea of how much each treatment will cost and how long they’ll take to complete.
  • Personalized Treatment: From root canal therapy to crowns to tooth extractions, there are many services we offer that could potentially help resolve your emergency and protect your smile. Each treatment will be carried out with your comfort in mind.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

It is critically important to be able to identify the symptoms of a potential dental emergency so that you can start taking steps to address it immediately. Are you not sure what dental situations count as emergencies? Here are some particularly common examples that our team can help you with.

Tooth with lightning bolts icon


Chipped tooth icon


Cracked tooth icon


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Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold

Tooth surrounded by vanishing lines icon


Tooth with a lost filling icon

Lost Filling
or Crown

Cracked denture icon


Tooth wiggling in the gums icon


Wide open mouth icon

Gums, Lip or
Tongue Injury

Clenched jaw icon

Jaw Pain or

String of floss between two teeth icon

Something Stuck
Between Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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How severe is your emergency? What kind of treatment is needed? Will you require sedation to stay comfortable? Our team will need to determine the answers to these questions before giving you an estimate of the overall cost of your emergency dental care. We’ll also help you with the financial aspect of the process by explaining your options for payment. If you have a PPO dental insurance plan, we can file the claims on your behalf.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Certain dental emergencies can be the result of poor oral health habits. If you want to keep your chances of needing emergency dental care as low as possible, we recommend:

  • Brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Eating a balanced diet and cutting down your intake of sugar.
  • Using a mouthguard if you play sports.
  • Drinking plenty of water to avoid a dry mouth.
  • Getting a customized nightguard to protect your teeth from nighttime clenching and grinding.
  • Scheduling a checkup and cleaning every six months.