Mark S. Castor, DDS -  - Dentist

Mark Castor, DDS

Dentist located in South Austin, Austin, TX

Dental Emergencies Specialist

Even when patients do their best to keep their teeth healthy, emergencies happen. At his practice, Dr. Castor offers essential dental emergency care to patients in and around the Austin, TX area. Dr. Castor can treat all your dental concerns quickly and efficiently.

Dental Emergency Q & A

by Mark Castor, DDS

What Type of Circumstances Qualify as a Dental Emergencies?

A dental emergency can be considered any situation where a person would need immediate or prompt attention from the dentist. Some of the most frequent dental emergencies are:

  • Toothaches
  • Pain in and around the jaw
  • Inflamed gums
  • Lost or loose crowns, veneers, fillings, or onlays,
  • Abscesses
  • Chips, cracks, or broken teeth
  • Lost or broken bridges, implants, or dentures
  • Teeth which have been knocked out or have fallen out

What Should I do if a Tooth is Knocked Out?

When a tooth is knocked out it is a very serious situation and one of the more severe emergencies. If a person has a tooth knocked out due to trauma or injury to the mouth, he or she must proceed to the dentist’s office immediately in order to increase the chances of preserving the tooth. Without touching the root, try to insert the tooth back into the original socket. It is very important to avoid touching the root since this could damage the nerves, making it impossible to reattach. If you cannot put the tooth back in the socket, or if it is a child which has had their tooth knocked out, try to place it between the cheek and gums or if that is also not an option put the tooth in a glass of milk. Do not put the tooth in tap water. Time is of the essence, so come into the office right away. 

How Can I Prevent a Dental Emergency?

Healthy teeth are much more difficult to break or knock out. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, be sure to undergo regular dental cleanings and routine visits at the dentist’s office as well as brush and floss teeth every day. When you are participating in sports or are engaged in an activity where the teeth or mouth could be hit you should be sure to use a protective mouthguard. Lastly, do not use your teeth to pry off lids and do not chew on hard candies or ice.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted

For more information, please call our office. 

Delta Dental
Humana
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr.Castor and staff have been incredible in taking care of me. I would recommend him to all my friends and family."

    Vic G.
  • Yelp

    "I gotta say I love Dr. Castor, his whole office, and the brave work they do on people like mine's neglected teeth."

    Bradly S.
  • Yelp

    "Mark is one of the best of the best I have found in Texas, and I would recommend my friends and family to him."

    Ted G.
  • RateABiz

    "This was my first visit with Dr Castor and it went very well. Laurie was an experienced tech and went ahead with images & a cleaning...I highly recommend them..."

    Matt G.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor and Sylvia, his assistant, make a great team. I trust them to take care of me. I have known Dr. Castor for many years. He is an excellent dentist..."

    Amy C.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor has been my dentist ever since. Great people workmen there, easy to get to location. I ENJOY going to the dentist now, really!"

    Lara N.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor's team is always extremely friendly, professional and make going to the dentist "almost" enjoyable! Would definitely recommend his services!"

    Laura S.
  • RateABiz

    "Everyone there is both professional and personable. They honestly do seem to care about each patient. Fabulous!"

    Katherine S.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor and Tawana both worked very hard to make me feel comfortable and took great care with fitting my crown. I could tell this team is a family!"

    Vaundee A.
  • RateABiz

    "Always great service. Never have to wait more than several minutes to be called. Always quick, thorough, and professional...Great friendly, and professional staff"

    Carol P.
Location
Mark S. Castor, DDS
1221 West Ben White Boulevard , Suite 207A
South Austin

Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-504-7570
Fax: 512-441-7632
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512-504-7570

Mark Castor, DDS
1221 West Ben White Boulevard
Suite 207A
Austin, TX 78704