Chances are if a dental emergency strikes, you are in a great deal of pain. If you’re not in pain, you may be in shock. If you’re not in pain or shock, then you are one tough patient! LifeTime Smiles plans time each day for solving dental emergencies. We are here for you, Austin! Not only do we strive to make time for our emergency cases each day, we make sedation dentistry a standard practice. Sedation dentistry in Austin is a relatively rare concept because it requires additional training for dentists, hygienists, and staff. However, we’ve found that our patients truly enjoy this amenity.
Sedation dentistry comes in two levels: general anesthesia and local anesthesia. Depending on the procedure needed, Dr. Arzegar may recommend one form of anesthesia over the other. Using general anesthesia means you will be in a sleep-like state throughout the entire treatment. Local anesthesia means you are awake, but you won’t feel any work happening inside your mouth.
There are a variety of reasons why you may need to visit the dentist in an emergency; these include (but are not limited to): knocked out tooth, cracked tooth, bite deeply into tongue or lip, and foreign object stuck in between teeth. Not every oral emergency can be treated at LifeTime Smiles. There are some instances that you’ll want to visit the local hospital; these include (but are not limited to): a large gash in the tongue, lip, or cheek that needs stitches or a knocked out tooth after normal dental hours. The good news is that no matter the situation in which you need to visit LifeTime Smiles, you can count on us for sedation dentistry in Austin.
Emergency situations often warrant quick responses, so please call (512) 284-8954 immediately to schedule your appointment.