Emergency Dentistry

Experiencing a toothache? We’re here to help ease your pain as soon as possible. Our main priority is to see emergency patients promptly, even if it means meeting you outside of regular hours. As soon as you arrive, we’ll work to relieve your discomfort. Once you’re feeling better, we can discuss the diagnosis of your tooth and explore long-term treatment options together.

Common Dental Problems We Address in Emergencies

Some of the most common reasons for emergency visits include:

If your dental emergency is affecting your ability to eat, work, go to school, or carry out your daily activities, it’s important to seek immediate attention. Even if we can only provide temporary relief initially, we’ll work with you to arrange long-term treatment as needed.

Many dental emergencies stem from untreated conditions. It could be a cavity or abscess that wasn’t addressed, or perhaps you missed a regular checkup. Once we address the root cause of your pain, we’ll help you plan for long-term oral health. This may involve treating other areas of decay or getting back on track with six-month checkups. If further treatment or procedures are needed, we’ll develop a personalized care plan detailing the necessary steps, available therapies, and associated fees. Your input is crucial in deciding the best approach for your individual needs.

After identifying the cause of your toothache, we usually numb the affected area and drain any visible infection. Antibiotics might be prescribed to reduce swelling or infection. Then, we’ll discuss the most suitable treatment option to avoid extracting your tooth, if possible. This could involve a filling, crown, or root canal therapy. In most cases, we’ll schedule another appointment for treatment. Our aim during your emergency visit is to alleviate pain and discomfort until you can return for further care.

Both new and existing patients are urged to reach out to us promptly if they’re experiencing tooth pain. If our office is still open, we’ll adjust our schedule to accommodate you as soon as possible. If you’re contacting us after hours, please leave a detailed message, and we’ll get back to you promptly. Depending on the urgency of your situation, we’ll either arrange for you to come to the office or provide guidance on the next steps.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

If you notice a cavity or a chipped tooth, it’s crucial to address it promptly. Ignoring these issues, even if they aren’t causing pain, can lead to their worsening over time. Small problems left untreated may escalate into larger ones. What might only require a simple filling now could turn into a more serious issue like an abscess, necessitating a root canal and crown down the line. Delaying treatment not only increases the risk of emergencies but also affects the amount of time and money needed for treatment.

Investing in sports mouthguards is another effective way to prevent dental injuries during activities that involve other protective gear. Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard can cushion the impact of a blow to the mouth, reducing the likelihood of tooth fractures or loss.


Feeling discomfort? Dealing with a swollen or abscessed tooth? Reach out to us now for immediate emergency dental care. We gladly accept new patients.

Considering any surgery or invasive procedure? It’s wise to consult another licensed medical expert before making a decision. Your safety matters.

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