Dental Care Resources

The Dental Division of the San Antonio Metro Health serves the residents and visitors of San Antonio and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County. The division promotes oral health through community outreach programs and by providing clinical services to uninsured, low income children, adolescents and adults.

Dental Emergency

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.