Emergency Dental Care

Imagine you’re out enjoying a leisurely brunch with friends when you bite into some crusty bread and chip your tooth! Now, your tooth is jagged and uncomfortable, not to mention embarrassing. What can you do?

This sounds like a job for your emergency dentist in Phoenix! Dr. Hall and her team leave time available in their daily schedule to care for emergency dental patients in situations like this. And you’re always welcome to contact Uptown Dental & Orthodontics at (602) 265-6456 during an emergency, even if you’ve never visited our dental office.

When Is It a Dental Emergency?

Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re experiencing a dental emergency. If this is the case, we encourage you to call us first anyway. Our friendly team members can assess your situation over the phone and help determine if you need immediate attention. So always call your dentist first!

Some of the dental emergencies in Phoenix our team helps with are:

  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth – It’s essential to contact us immediately if your tooth is dislodged or knocked out, as Dr. Hall has the best chance of saving your tooth within the first hour of your trauma or accident.
  • Lost or broken restorations – If you lose a dental restoration like a filling or a crown, it’s important to repair or replace it to avoid further damage to your smile, even if it’s not causing discomfort.
  • Toothaches or dental pain – Are you living with tooth pain or discomfort? This could indicate a tooth infection that won’t resolve independently. So don’t wait to contact your dentist.
  • Chipped or broken teeth – A chipped or broken tooth can cause discomfort and lead to further damage to your tooth, so it’s best to have it examined and repaired by your dentist right away.

Treatment during a Dental Emergency

Our primary goal is patient comfort, and Dr. Hall is prepared to offer same-day treatment to emergency patients if possible. Some treatment procedures she may recommend to treat your dental emergency are:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Porcelain crowns and veneers
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extraction

If you’re feeling nervous or anxious about your treatment, we also offer nitrous oxide to help take the edge off during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, enables you to relax quickly, so you feel at ease during treatment, and then it leaves your system quickly afterward with no remaining side effects.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies in Phoenix

Did you know that you can prevent some dental emergencies? With consistent bi-annual teeth cleanings and checkups, Dr. Hall can make you aware of problems early on when they’re more manageable and less expensive to treat. Being proactive about your dental care can also help you avoid further difficulties in the future.