When Should I See An Emergency Dentist?

emergency-dentistHas this scenario ever happened to you? You’re out with friends, having a great time, when disaster strikes. An unexpected collision or fall leaves you in pain and, worse, with a missing or broken tooth. Or perhaps you’ve just been putting off dental work for too long and, now, you’re in unbearable pain and just want relief. Whatever your situation, San Antonio emergency dentist Dr. Kenneth Krueger can help.

Common Dental Emergencies

Nobody ever wants to visit the emergency room. You tell yourself it’s not really that bad and you can wait, but if you ask any nurse, they’ll tell you it’s better to be safe than sorry. The same can be said for dental emergencies. You may want to tough it out and not inconvenience anyone, but in some cases, the longer you wait, the worse your condition will get.

Some common reasons to see an emergency dentist are:

  • Missing Teeth: often, missing teeth can be more of an aesthetic concern than a medical one in the immediate, but nonetheless, if you have an important meeting or a family picture coming up, missing teeth can be very problematic. KRK Implant Center offers same-day temporary implants to replace missing teeth, so you don’t have to go without while awaiting your permanent crowns.
  • Broken Teeth: broken, chipped, or cracked teeth can happen when you least expect them. Some breaks are merely visual in nature while others can be quite painful. In either case, Dr. Krueger will quickly assess your situation and either repair or replace the damaged teeth.
  • Severe Tooth Pain: perhaps your teeth have been bothering you off and on for some time. Your gums have been swelling or bleeding, but now they’re also causing you incredible pain. This is often a sign of a larger dental issue that should be treated right away. Dr. Krueger will examine your teeth and work to stop the discomfort while addressing the underlying problems.

Quality Dental Care When You Need It Most

When you’re having a dental emergency, every minute spent waiting can feel like an eternity. While many dental offices are inflexible in their scheduling, at KRK Implant Center, we can often see you within 24 hours. What’s even better is that we offer same-day treatment for a variety of dental concerns. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency – or even just think you might be – don’t delay. Call us to schedule your appointment right away.


Need immediate dental attention? Not to worry – San Antonio emergency dentist Dr. Kenneth Krueger is here to help. Call KRK Implant Center at 210.826.3946 right away.