Are you experiencing a toothache, pain, or broken tooth? Our Tempe emergency dentist is available for same day care, to get you out of pain as quickly as possible. After all, it’s what we would want for our own families.
Common Dental Emergencies That Our Tempe Dentist Treats
Surprisingly, many dental emergencies originate from untreated cavities (such as when you put off your filling or crown treatment.) Left alone, tooth decay can quickly expand deeper into your tooth, weakening your enamel and causing it to fracture apart. Once that happens, your tooth can easily break during everyday use, leaving you in excruciating pain.
Other conditions that our Tempe emergency dentist sees on a frequent basis include trauma, such as an athletic injury or automobile accident. These situations usually involve a broken, chipped, or completely knocked out tooth. If at all possible, try to locate the portion of your tooth that has broken off, put it in a cup of milk and come immediately to our office. For older patients who can take special care to not swallow the fragment, it can also be tucked just inside of your cheek, so that your saliva keeps it lubricated.
What About Knocked Out Teeth?
For teeth that are completely avulsed (knocked out) it is sometimes possible to place the tooth immediately back into the socket. Our Tempe emergency dentist recommends briefly rinsing away any debris, but taking special care not to scrub away the small fibers that aid in reattachment. If you can put the tooth back in, stabilize it and make your way straight to one of our three Tempe dentist offices.
Preventing Dental Emergencies Before They Happen
Wearing a custom fitted athletic guard is one of the best pieces of insurance that you (or your child) can have to protect your teeth…especially if you’re involved in athletic activities.
Here are a few reasons why you may want to opt for a custom guard, instead of one that you buy at the store:
- Custom guards will fit snuggly, even if you happen to endure any type of secondary trauma (such as a hit…THEN a fall to the ground).
- Your mouthpiece will feel more comfortable to wear, so that you’ll be less likely to take it out when talking to your coach or rehydrating.
- It’s been proven that custom made guards can protect against concussions…not just broken teeth!
“My Child Hit Their Front Tooth. What Should I Do?”
A slip in the bathtub or game of wrestling on the living room floor is enough to do some pretty lengthy damage to young, developing smiles. If your child’s tooth is chipped or visibly mobile, let us know. In some situations, symptoms such as mobility, discoloration, or an abscess (pimple along the gums) may not be evident for months.
A quick x-ray is a great way to make sure that there is no damage to the permanent teeth surrounding it. We’ll help you take appropriate steps to preserve any adult or baby teeth, so as not to cause unwanted orthodontic complications later down the road.
Keeping You Comfortable
For most people that our Tempe dentists see, a dental emergency is both painful and embarrassing. That’s why we often begin treatments on the very first appointment, so that you don’t have to endure discomfort of any type. Whether you need an extraction (followed by a dental implant), something like a crown, or another restorative treatment, we’ll review every option available so that you can make an informed choice about your smile’s needs.
Nitrous oxide is a perfect way to relax and take the edge off, especially if you’re feeling nervous or in pain. The “laughing gas” is easily paired up with numbing medication so that you don’t have to worry about unnecessary discomfort while having your tooth fixed with our emergency dentists. Because we’re able to start treating your tooth on the same day, you can go home with a new restoration and the confidence that your smile will look and feel whole again.
We provide a wide menu of restorations, including:
- Minimally invasive composite fillings
- Traditional dental implants
- Ceramic dental crowns and bridges
- Emergency extractions
During your treatment, you can even relax and watch a movie on one of our in-room television screens. It’s a great way to distract yourself from the reason you’re in our office in the first place!
Affordable Tempe Emergency Dentistry
Perhaps you don’t have dental insurance, or you’re worried that it won’t cover all of your treatment with our Tempe dentist. Fortunately, we can work closely with your insurance carrier to provide an itemized plan that outlines all costs involved, your estimated benefits, and any remaining out of pocket charges.
If you do need to finance your treatment, you’ll be thrilled to know that our Tempe emergency dentists have partnered with CareCredit. This 3rd party payment program includes:
- Same day approvals, so that you can start on restorative treatment the very same day
- Coverage on everything…including Invisalign or cosmetic treatments
- Low monthly payments that fit your budget
- 0% interest for up to 12-24 months
You can apply online or in our practice, for immediate approval of funds for any dental work.
Start Treatment on the Same Day with Our Tempe Emergency Dentist
With three convenient locations throughout Tempe, Tempe, and Tempe, it’s easier than ever for your family to get the emergency dentistry that you deserve. Contact us right away, so that we can arrange for your arrival.
Each of our Tempe, Tempe, and Tempe dentists pride themselves in exceptional customer service. We treat every single patient the very same way we would our own parent, child, or friend. With over 60 years of combined experience, we know exactly what works best when it comes to fast pain relief and same day treatments.
In pain? Call our bilingual practice in Tempe today to let us know you’re on your way.