Emergency Dentistry Services
Dental emergencies never strike at a convenient time. Our office in Tempe, Arizona is equipped to provide rapid, compassionate care when dental emergencies arise. Severe tooth pain requires immediate relief. Whether the oral pain is caused by an abscess, broken tooth, loose tooth, or tooth infection, our caring team provides relief in our state-of-the-art office.
For knowledgeable, caring solutions to your dental emergency, give our Tempe, Arizona dental office today.
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I Have a Dental Emergency - What Should I Do?
Dental emergencies are often scary, painful experiences. They can happen to anyone at any time - regardless of their oral health or hygiene routines. By following the steps below, you can increase your chances of saving your natural tooth and receiving an ideal outcome.
Intense tooth pain, broken teeth, and knocked-out teeth can happen in the blink of an eye. When dental emergencies arise, don't panic or feel embarrassed. Our experienced team is here to support you and get your smile back to normal as quickly as possible.
What To Do in a Dental Emergency:
Immediately call your dentist.
For urgent dental care in Tempe, Arizona, give our office a call for dental pain relief and treatment for a damaged tooth.
Immediate dental care is crucial for a positive outcome and rapid pain relief.
Knocked out tooth:
If you lose a tooth, call your dentist immediately. Patients who visit their dentist right away have the highest chance of saving their natural teeth. The sooner you're able to receive emergency dental care, the greater the likelihood we can save your tooth.
If you lose a tooth, here's what you should do:
- Find the tooth. Be sure to hold the tooth by the crown and not the root, if possible, to avoid further damage.
- Clean the tooth. Rinse the tooth with running water to remove any dirt or debris
- Reinsert the tooth. Placing the tooth in the gap helps save the tooth until you can get to the dentist's office. If the tooth is reinserted, there's an excellent chance we can save your tooth.
- Place the tooth in a glass of milk if it can't be reinserted into the socket. Milk helps preserve your tooth until you can make it to your emergency dental appointment.
- Pack the gap with cotton if your tooth can't be reinserted to manage the bleeding until you can make it to the dentist.
Chipped or broken tooth:
If you've broken or chipped a tooth, you can follow the action steps below for the best possible outcome for your smile:
Make an emergency dental appointment right away. Chipped and broken teeth will not heal without dental care. The sooner you visit your dentist, the better the outcome you'll experience. Delaying a dental visit can cause further damage to your tooth.
After scheduling your emergency dental appointment, follow the steps below to care for your tooth until your appointment:
- Use cool water to rinse your mouth
- Apply gentle pressure to stop bleeding
- Preserve tooth fragments in milk
- Use a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling
- Reduce pain and swelling with a dose of over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen.