Emergency Dental Care in Scottsdale
With so much going on in your life, the last thing you need is to get slowed down by a dental emergency that disrupts your usual routine. If you suddenly find yourself with a toothache, broken tooth, or lost dental crown, you want resolution, and you want it fast.
At Serenity Smiles in Scottsdale, AZ, we understand how distressing any dental emergency can be. You may be upset or in pain and not sure what to do or how to handle your situation, and we recommend you call us as soon as possible at (480) 400-5000, so we can relieve your pain and get you back on the road to a healthy smile.
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?
Some dental emergencies are obvious, like when you have a throbbing toothache. But Dr. Maria Goff is available for you anytime you have an oral health situation that's out of the ordinary. Our patients experience many types of dental emergencies, including:
- Jaw pain and swelling
- Broken tooth
- Lost crown or fillings
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Tooth infection or abscess
- Dental trauma
We want to support you in an emergency, so please call us right away and let us know what's happening. A kind and knowledgeable team member will ask what you are experiencing to see if your situation is critical or if it can wait until our next available appointment.
Critical Dental Emergencies
Some dental emergencies shouldn't and can't wait and require immediate attention to provide relief and treatment to save the tooth.
There's a twinge of discomfort that's more annoying than anything else, and then there is a full-blown, excruciating toothache. If this is the case, you could be in imminent danger of losing a tooth to decay or infection, and Dr. Goff needs to treat you right away.
We can't save a knocked-out tooth in every case, but we have the best chance when we can get to it immediately.
Hold the tooth by the crown and avoid disturbing the root. Rinse the tooth gently with water if it's dirty, and try to place it back in its socket. If you can't, place the tooth in saliva or milk to keep the root moist or hold it in your mouth between your cheek and gums. Call us right away.
Dental Emergencies to Treat as Soon as Possible
The following situations may not require immediate emergency dental treatment, but we still need to see you as soon as possible. Always call us right away to put your mind at ease and schedule for treatment.
- A mild toothache indicates a problem is developing that needs our attention. Take over-the-counter pain medication for relief until your appointment.
- A lost dental crown or filling isn't urgent unless you are bleeding or in pain. Call us, and we'll let you know how quickly we need to see you.
- Bleeding, swollen, or inflamed gums are all symptoms of periodontal disease but could also indicate a root canal infection. Call Serenity, and we'll schedule you for the next available appointment to evaluate your needs.
Call Your Emergency Dentist in Scottsdale, AZ
We want you to have peace of mind knowing that we are available when you need us most. If you live near Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, or surrounding areas and have a dental emergency, please call Serenity Smiles at (480) 400-5000 to get the help you need.