Find Your Emergency Dentist Office in the Phoenix and Chandler Area
We never want an emergency to happen, but it’s important to be prepared and have an action plan. If an emergency does happen, we’re here to help!
We prioritize emergency appointments so we can see you as quickly as possible. If it is outside of normal hours, we will provide you with steps that you can take or a referral to another office. The most important consideration is that we resolve the situation as soon as possible and relieve the pain that you are experiencing.
Same-Day Emergency Dental Clinic and Dental Care
When you are experiencing an emergency dental situation, we need to see you as fast as possible. We will always do our best to see you the same day that you experience the emergency.
By receiving emergency care faster, there is a greater likelihood that we can preserve your teeth and help alleviate the pain that you are experiencing. Give us a call at (480) 753-9063. We offer a free complimentary consultation to diagnose the emergency that you are experiencing and provide you with the relief that you need.
How Do I Know If I Have a Dental Emergency?
You know that you’re feeling mouth pain, but how can you identify it as an emergency? Any time that you experience any of the following could be considered a dental emergency:
- Severe toothache.
- Knocked-out tooth.
- Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth.
- Abscessed tooth (infection).
- Bleeding from gums or mouth.
- Lost or broken dental restoration (filling, crown, bridge).
- Object stuck between teeth.
- Trauma to the face or jaw.
- Jaw pain or clicking.
- Soft tissue injuries (tongue, lips, cheeks).
- Swollen cheek or side of face.
If you are not sure of the severity of your situation, you can always call our office about any of these symptoms and a member of our dental team can give you some home care advice over the phone before you come in to get the problem taken care of.
We describe what you should do in some more common scenarios below.
What Should I Do If. . . ?
A tooth has been knocked out
If your tooth has been knocked out it can still be saved. It’s important to take the necessary steps to preserve your tooth.
- Don’t pick it up by the tooth root, make sure to only handle it by the crown.
- Gently rinse your tooth with water, not soap
- Keep your tooth in a cup of milk or your saliva and preserve it like this until you can visit our office.
When you visit us, we will do everything possible to salvage your tooth.
I have a severe toothache
A severe toothache is your mouth’s way of telling you that there is an issue that needs your immediate attention. This can indicate a number of issues including the following:
- An infection.
- Wisdom teeth erupting.
- Impacted wisdom tooth.
- Gum disease (periodontitis).
- Cracked or fractured tooth
- Dental trauma or injury.
- Tooth grinding (bruxism).
- Overly sensitive teeth.
- Sinus infection or congestion.
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
As you can see, many things could be the cause of your toothache. If it’s not going away on its own, it’s important to get it treated by a dentist. We can diagnose the specific problem that you are experiencing with a visit to our office. Make sure to visit us as soon as possible.
I have a swollen cheek
A swollen cheek or other facial swelling could be a sign of a dental infection or injury. Here are some steps you can take:
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water: Mix a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and swish it around your mouth for about 30 seconds before spitting it out. This can help reduce inflammation and disinfect the area.
- Apply a cold compress: Place a cold compress or ice pack on the swollen area for 10-20 minutes at a time. This can help reduce pain and swelling.
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
- See a dentist as soon as possible: Swelling in the cheek can be a sign of a serious dental problem, such as an abscess or gum infection. It’s important to call our office at Dental by Design as soon as possible for an evaluation and treatment.
Do not delay seeking professional help if the swelling is severe or accompanied by difficulty breathing, fever, or spreading redness, as these could be signs of a more serious condition.
My jaw is severely injured or broken
A broken jaw requires immediate attention. Please go to the emergency room as soon as possible! Don’t wait for an appointment at our dental office.
We want to help you feel back to normal as soon as possible, but we can help fix your teeth after you’ve dealt with the more immediate concern of getting your jaw fixed.
Come to Our Dental Office For Excellent Emergency Dental Care!
Dental by Design has plenty of experience handling dental emergencies with sensitivity and care. When you call us we will attend to your emergency and make it a priority. Time is of the essence. The sooner that you can visit us, the less pain you will experience, and the more likely it is that we can preserve your smile.
We Can Be Your Second Opinion Expert
Have you visited another practice after a dental emergency and didn’t like what they told you? Regardless of the issue that you are experiencing, you can come to Dental by Design and get a second opinion from our dentists. Our experts will take a critical look at your situation and let you know what we can do to help save your tooth or alleviate the issue—no obligation to commit to our services.
Get your FREE Dental Consultation at Dental by Design
We will always do the best we can to help preserve your oral health. Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency. If an emergency arises, we offer a FREE consultation before you commit to any dental work.
During your consultation, we will assess the situation and let you know the proper steps that need to be taken to provide relief. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call us at (480) 753–9063. We’ll make your visit a priority and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.