Emergency Dentistry

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We Care Dental

Dentists & Denture Specialists located in Phoenix, AZ

Dental emergencies are rarely predictable, but getting treatment for them right away can preserve your original teeth and your overall oral health. At We Care Dental in Phoenix, Arizona, Brad Mladenov, RDH, and his team of dentists offer same-day emergency dentistry appointments to make the repairs you need. For more information on emergency dentistry, call We Care Dental or book an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry refers to treatments and services available to treat and repair oral injuries shortly after they happen. At We Care Dental, same-day appointments are available during normal business hours for dental emergencies. You can’t predict emergencies, so making an appointment ahead of time is not an option.

When you come in after a dental emergency, the team evaluates the damage to your teeth and gums. They might take an X-ray for a better diagnosis and to view the extent of the damage below your gum line. If you’re in extreme pain but can’t pinpoint an injury or condition causing it, they might use an X-ray to make a diagnosis. 

What are some common dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are injuries and conditions that cause extreme pain or damage to your teeth. Some examples of dental emergencies that require treatment or care as soon as possible are:

Cracked or chipped teeth

A cracked or chipped tooth could lead to pain and a possible infection. The team at We Care Dental can ease your pain and help prevent an infection with a crown or similar repair. 

Knocked-out teeth

If you knock out a tooth entirely, it might not be too late to save it. The team decides how to restore your tooth after evaluating your injury.

Extreme tooth pain

If your tooth is in pain suddenly and very severely, you should get it evaluated right away. The team at We Care Dental can perform an emergency tooth extraction if you need one. 

How can I manage my pain during a dental emergency?

Emergency dental injuries and conditions can cause agonizing pain. Often, treatments for them can cause pain too. To help relieve your pain and discomfort, the team at We Care Dental offers injections of local anesthesia. Local anesthesia numbs the area around your injury so you no longer feel the pain.

In addition, We Care Dental uses nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for painful dental procedures. Nitrous oxide causes you to relax and alleviates your fear and anxiety. Emotions like these can be extreme after a dental emergency, and nitrous oxide can make the experience easier for you.

How can I prevent dental emergencies in the future?

Dental emergencies aren’t always preventable because you can’t predict accidents. However, you can take precautions that could end up saving your teeth in certain situations. To reduce your chances of injuries considered dental emergencies, the team at We Care Dental might suggest:

  • Wearing a mouthguard when you play sports
  • Using scissors or knives to cut fabric or plastic, not your teeth
  • Avoiding biting into solid objects like jawbreaker candies or fruit pits
  • Practicing good oral hygiene to avoid conditions causing severe tooth pain

If you play sports or engage in other activities that put you at a higher risk of a dental emergency, the team at We Care Dental can give you first-aid tips to care for an injury in the moment. 

For more information on dental emergencies or for a same-day dental emergency appointment, call We Care Dental or book your visit online today.