A dental emergency can happen at any time of the day or night and can be anything from a lost filling to a knocked-out tooth. Anyone who has gone through a dental emergency knows how frightening and painful it can be. But what exactly constitutes a dental emergency? Who should you call, and what should be done at home in case of an emergency?
If you currently have a dental emergency, please contact us directly at (480) 559-8098.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
You will need immediate treatment to prevent the permanent loss of a tooth or to stop severe pain or excessive bleeding. Sometimes, an abscess or infection in the mouth can lead to a dental emergency that may need to be addressed immediately. Severe infection in the mouth or jaw can become life-threatening, when left untreated.
Here are some examples of urgent dental emergencies:
- Persistent Bleeding
- Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
- Jaw trauma
- Cut lips, gums or teeth
- Painful Swelling
- Painful Toothache
Here are some non-urgent dental emergencies:
- Lost Filling, Crown, or Bridge
- Broken or Cracked Tooth that is not painful
- Retainer or Night Guard that is broken or damaged
- Dull toothache
Even if you experience a non-urgent dental emergency, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible to get it checked out.
Get Help for Your Dental Emergency
Dental problems will not disappear without treatment. To get expert care for your teeth, call Higley Park Dental Care at (480) 559-8098 today for an appointment. Our team provides outstanding dental care for you and your loved ones, with extended hours and same day emergency service.
If you experience jaw swelling, you may have a serious infection and need to contact a dentist immediately for proper assessment and medication to reduce pain and inflammation.
If you can’t reach your dentist for whatever reason, visit the emergency room (Gilbert Hospital) in the event of an urgent dental emergency.
Here at Higley Park Dental we are open Monday through Saturday (Saturday by appointment) and our hours are as follows:
Monday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Saturday appointments with credit card reservation only.)