There are a few conditions that qualify as a true dental emergency. Those include fever, inability to swallow or breathe due to infection, severe swelling, bleeding, or unmanageable pain. Those conditions require immediate evaluation and treatment at a facility that is qualified to provide emergency care. For these conditions you may consider seeking treatment at your local hospital emergency room.
A limited number of appointments are available at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School for urgent (non-emergency) dental care. You may make an appointment for urgent care by dialing the Dental School at 210-567-3212. Normally appointments are scheduled the day following your call.
There are four other ways of arranging dental appointments for urgent care.