Find the Best Phoenix Emergency Dentist
Are you experiencing a toothache, pain, or broken tooth? Our Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Gilbert 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 Scottsdale 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Gilbert Emergency Dentistry
Perhaps you don’t have dental insurance, or you’re worried that it won’t cover all of your treatment with our Scottsdale or Gilbert 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 Phoenix 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 Scottsdale Emergency Dentist
With three convenient locations throughout Phoenix, Gilbert, and Scottsdale, 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 Phoenix, Gilbert, and Scottsdale 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 Gilbert, Scottsdale, or Phoenix today to let us know you’re on your way.
Basics on each of dental emergency services
In case you find yourself in the need of a dental emergency, then below are few tips to assist you until you can reach emergency dental centers:
Toothache – If someone has toothache in that case, few things can be done to lessen this discomfort. Take warm water and rinse your mouth to remove any kind of food lodged between your teeth. If you have swelling, then utilize a cold compress outside your cheek or mouth. But, never use aspirin because it might damage your gums.
Broken/Chipped Tooth – If your break or chip your tooth, then don’t panic about it and try to use warm water to rinse your mouth. If it is bleeding then try to gauze the place and put light pressure on the bleeding tooth.
Knocked-out Tooth – If your tooth is knocked out, then immediately contact emergency detail hospital for immediate action.
Crown Dislodged – Use warm salt water to remove any kind of dirt present in the crown and later on put denture adhesive or dental cement to put the crown again back over your tooth. Never super glue it and try to contact to seek immediate appointment.
Abcess– It is another serious infection in our mouth, which can be easily recognized as the pimple like swelling on the gum and is very painful.
Tongue or Cut Lip
Tongue or Cut Lip: By utilizing warm salt water rinse your mouth and put ample pressure to stop the bleeding area.
Broken Jaw: In case, your feel that your jaw is broken then safeguard your head by scarf, necktie or towel.
Lost filling – Use the warm water to rinse mouth and put a small piece of any type of sugar free gum in the cavity.
Bleeding Gums – The infection in the gum line is known as bleeding gum and can cause bone and tooth loss, hence if you see bleeding at the time of brushing, immediately call help.