Emergency Dentist – Queen Creek, AZ • Gilbert, AZ
Immediate Care is Just a Call Away
When medical emergencies strike, calling 911 seems like the right choice. But what if you have a dental emergency, like a severe toothache or knocked-out tooth? We recommend that you call Queen Creek Complete Dental. Our team will strive to see you right away so we can alleviate pain and repair dental damage without delay.
Why Choose Queen Creek Complete Dental for Emergency Dental Treatments?
- Emergency Patients Usually Seen the Same Day
- Dentist with More than 16 Years of Experience
- State-of-the-Art Instruments Deliver Faster, More Comfortable Care
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Primarily, the best thing you can do in any dental emergency is reach out for professional help as quickly as possible. This is true whether you’re dealing with a serious infection or physical trauma. Calling us will enable our team to give you first-aid tips over the phone and schedule an appointment to see you immediately. Until you’re able to reach our office, however, here are a few ways to deal with a dental emergency on your own:
Rinse and floss thoroughly around the pained tooth. If the discomfort persists, go ahead and take an OTC medication like ibuprofen. For swelling, apply a cold compress to the face in 10-minute intervals. Do NOT place an aspirin directly on the gums, as this may cause burning.
Gather as many pieces of the tooth that you can, put them in a safe container, and have the person rinse their mouth with warm water. Place a cold compress on the cheek next to the tooth, and be sure to cover the remaining tooth if it has a jagged edge. You can use dental wax or sugarless gum to do this.
A fully dislodged tooth can only be saved within an hour or so of the initial incident, so be sure to move quickly in this situation! Find the tooth, rinse off any debris while avoiding the root, and make sure it stays moist until we can see you. To do this, place it back into the socket, store it between the cheek and gums, or put it in a container with milk or saltwater.
While you might not feel any pain associated with a loose/broken dental restoration, it’s still wise to have one repaired as quickly as possible so your newly exposed tooth can be protected. Try to put the restoration back onto the tooth in the interim, and if it won’t stay, a small dab of toothpaste should help.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
The best way to handle any emergency is to avoid it altogether, and these simple habits will ensure your teeth stay nice and safe:
- Sports are certainly fun, but they can wreak havoc on your teeth if there is an accident. Be sure to wear a mouthguard every time you play!
- Your teeth are strong, but not invincible, so don’t chew on hard items like ice, popcorn kernels, pens, pencils, or fingernails. This can wear them down to the point of breaking.
- If you can’t get a package open, go grab the scissors before trying to use (and potentially chipping) your teeth.
- Brush and floss every day and get regular dental checkups and cleanings. This type of ongoing care will largely prevent the small problems that can turn into big emergencies later.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t avoid seeking out treatment because you don’t think you’ll be able to afford it. This will inevitably lead to more pain, dysfunction, and increase the chances that a complicated/costly procedure will be needed to fix it. Addressing a problem as early as possible is best for both your smile and your wallet. Plus, our flexible payment options help patients balance high-quality care with a reasonable budget. We accept all insurance plans, provide financing, and you can even sign up for our own In-House Savings Plan.