Emergency Dentistry

Severe toothaches. Root canal infections. Broken teeth. When it comes to a dental emergency, you need care quickly.

Luckily, you've found Central Texas Dental Care—an office Hewitt and Waco, TX, have trusted since 1983.

If you're in the middle of an emergency, visit Drs. Michael J. Cooney, Monte B. Cooper, and Nicholas Sager for timely, tailored dental treatment.

Taking a Wait-and-See Approach Can Lead to Even More Stress

We know it can be tempting to wait out dental care on the off chance that symptoms will improve on their own. However, you don't want to gamble with your oral health, especially when you have a non-judgmental dental team here to help. Some of the consequences of neglecting to seek care quickly after an emergency can include:

Worsened Conditions

You don't want to give conditions like infected root canals or tooth decay time to get worse. Instead, let our dentists treat these problems as soon as we can. We aren't here to judge—our only goal is to help you feel better.

Preventable Tooth Loss

Unfortunately, tooth loss can be a serious consequence for patients who put off their emergency dentistry treatment. It can also lead to bone loss over time, which can create the appearance of premature aging and complicate your restoration choices.

More Expensive Care

Stalling your emergency dental appointment because of cost can often be counterintuitive, because you may end up needing more expensive care. To help alleviate the burden of cost, we accept dental insurance and CareCredit® financing.

More Intensive Treatment

The longer you wait, the more intensive treatment you may need. For instance, a tooth that could have been saved with root canal therapy may instead need to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant and implant-supported crown.

How Do I Know if I'm Facing an Emergency?


Some conditions like minor toothaches or chipped teeth may not be emergencies, but they still need treatment. The best way to determine the severity of your case and find the care you need is to contact our Waco dentists for an appointment.

From Waco to Hewitt, TX Patients Are Glad They Chose Our Office


Scott Heim

Hewitt, TX


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Awesome staff and service. For someone who is nervous as I am, they were comforting and calming. Will visit again.

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Jennifer Bass

Hewitt, TX


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This place did amazing on my daughter's teeth!!! They were able to get us in very quickly on short notice and get her fixed up after a wreck she was involved in. All the staff involved were so caring and friendly!! I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone!!!!

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Affiliations You Can Trust Even in Stressful Situations

In a dental emergency, you may worry about making a snap judgment call on who to trust with your care. Our team maintains reputable affiliations—including those with dental implant-related organizations. That means even if your tooth is beyond saving, we can still restore your smile with an implant-supported restoration, and we have the affiliations to prove it.
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How Can I Cover My Emergency Dentist Visit?

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Dental Insurance

Your dental insurance will likely help cover a portion of your costs since restorative dentistry is often necessary for your oral and overall health.

CareCredit Financing

Worried about covering your treatment? With CareCredit® financing, you can pay over time, so you don't have to sacrifice your smile or your budget.

Cash or Card

For any remaining costs, you're welcome to pay for your treatment using cash. Our Waco, TX, office also accepts most major credit cards. 

Waco Appreciates Our Thoughtful Team


Krystal Lund

Hewitt, TX


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I and my family have been going here for 25 years. They give superior dental care and are genuinely nice people. They’ll work me in when I have an emergency and I won’t use anyone else. I highly recommend CTDC.

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Sonia Kay

Hewitt, TX


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Dental care should not be about price, but quality of care, comfort and compassion. Central Texas Dental is the best value! They make going to the dentist a pleasant experience.

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What to Expect When You Ask to See an Emergency Dentist

Look out for your oral health and function by contacting our dental practice during an emergency.
Experiencing symptoms like a severe toothache, excessive bleeding, or tooth damage? We can help.
Experiencing symptoms like a severe toothache, excessive bleeding, or tooth damage? We can help.

Request an Appointment

Call or contact our friendly team immediately to request your emergency appointment. If your tooth has been knocked out and we're open, you can simply walk right into our Waco, TX, office and we'll work you in. After hours, you may still leave a message with our answering service, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Dental Visit

We know how important it is to treat dental emergencies promptly. As long as we're open, we'll do our best to fit you into our schedule for the same day.

Emergency Exam

During your exam, we'll listen to what you have to say. We'll also assess your smile with the help of advanced technology, like our cone beam scanner.

Treatment Plan

We'll explain your options, like a same-day crown or root canal therapy. We'll also answer any questions you have. Finally, we'll relieve your pain and stress by carrying out your personalized treatment.

What Happens if I Knock out My Tooth?

With smart thinking and a swift dental appointment, you may be able to save your tooth—even if it's been knocked out. If you lose a tooth due to an accident or trauma, place it gently back into the gums until you can see us. Immediately head over to our Waco, TX, office—no appointment request needed. As long as we're open, we'll work you in so that we have the best chance of saving your tooth.

Central Texas Dental Care

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Dental Care

Central Texas Dental Care provides comprehensive and personalized dental care using state-of-the-art techniques and technology. Some of our featured services include:

To request an appointment, please fill out our online form or call our office today at (254) 666-1686.

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