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Suffering From a Dental Emergency in Lubbock?


Dental emergencies, such as toothaches, abscesses, trauma, or fractures, often come up at the most inopportune or unexpected times. No matter what the problem is, W Dentistry is here to help you in your emergency. We have both the availability and expertise to relieve your pain and get you back to your optimal health. Any kind of emergency can be stressful, painful, and alarming, and dental emergencies are incredibly distressing because patients often don’t know what to do when they occur. At W Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing emergency dental care to our patients as soon as possible. Whether you are looking for urgent dental care near you or want more information about any procedure, we have the knowledge and experience to assist you with any questions you might have.

Below are some options to help you manage your pain before coming in for your appointment.

Do You Have a Chipped, Cracked, or Avulsed (“Knocked Out”) Tooth?

  • Pick up the tooth or fragment off the ground by the crown, not the root.
  • If dirty, rinse the tooth with water
  • If the tooth was knocked out, reposition the tooth back into the socket immediately, if possible. If not possible, or if only a fragment of the tooth crown fractured off, put the tooth/fragment in a glass of milk.
  • Keep the tooth moist as much as possible.
  • Schedule an appointment right away and try to bring the tooth with you if possible.

Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?

Toothaches occur for a variety of reasons. You could need something as simple as a crown or filling, or you could be experiencing an infection in your tooth and need to have a root canal or extraction. Still, it is best to visit our dental office to find the exact reason you’re experiencing a toothache and determine the best course of treatment. To ease the pain before your visit, take over-the-counter pain medication (ibuprofen works best, if you don’t have any medical contraindications to it). When you arrive at our office, we will work as quickly as possible to eliminate any pain or discomfort you may have. Our goal is to have you leaving pain-free.

I Have An Infected Tooth. What Can I Do?

Sometimes when you experience tooth pain, it could be because you have an infected tooth. During your visit to W Dentistry, we will complete a thorough examination to determine the cause of your infection. Dr. Whitney McBrayer and Dr. Greg Johnson will provide a treatment plan that is right for you to find the source of the pain and relieve it right away.

Our dentists can do much more than provide toothache relief. They provide early screening of dental issues as well. The best treatment for a dental emergency is to prevent one in the first place! Identifying and treating dental problems when they are small prevents them from becoming painful emergencies later on. Don’t waste any time and call W Dentistry right now if you’re having an emergency. Get peace of mind and pain relief today.

FAQ's About General Dentistry

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
Why do regular dental visits matter?
Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot tooth decay or gum disease early on, when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that might appear in the mouth.
What can I expect on my first visit?
During your first dental appointment, we will begin by gathering all of the necessary information to determine your dental health. We'll take X-rays and examine your mouth for any problems that might need treatment. After cleaning you up, it's time to discuss all your dental solution options.
What insurance companies are you contracted with?
Although we do not contract with any insurance providers, we are able to accept most dental insurance on an indemnity basis. We will check with your insurance company to determine your out-of-pocket cost, and then get the claim started for you.

Because we accept dental insurance on an indemnity basis, you will need to pay for your services before we can begin any dental work. We accept cash, credit or one of our convenient financing options. Your insurance company will then reimburse you within a few weeks.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you have questions about your dental health or you’d like to book your next appointment we are here to help!

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our W Dentistry Lubbock dentist office to maintain your dental health! Call us at 806-780-4911 or fill out our online contact form to request your appointment today!