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Emergency Dentistry Q&A

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Mesa AZ

Every year around five million teeth are knocked out, but that’s not the only dental emergency out there. At Arizona Dental Heights in Mesa, Arizona, Alok Ahlawat, DMD, and his team offer same-day emergency dentistry appointments. No matter what type of dental emergency occurs, the team is available to help. Call Arizona Dental Heights or schedule an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What are some common dental emergencies?

Some of the most common dental emergencies are broken or knocked-out teeth. However, several other common conditions also require the attention of an emergency dentist. 

For example, you should contact Arizona Dental Heights for emergency dental care if you have:

  • Cracked, broken, chipped, or fractured teeth
  • A lost restoration like a filling or crown
  • Severe toothaches or any other pain or discomfort
  • Damage to any soft tissues in your mouth, including tongue, cheeks, gums, and lips

Getting prompt dental treatment can prevent your condition from getting worse.

When should I seek emergency dentistry?

Some of the signs that you need emergency dental care include a knocked-out or broken tooth, pain that stops you from eating or talking, or bleeding that won’t stop.

Arizona Dental Heights provides same-day emergency dentistry services. Their mission is to take care of you at all times, help you feel comfortable, and protect your dental and oral health.

What should I do if a tooth is knocked out or broken?

If you knock out a tooth and you act quickly, you may be able to preserve the tooth. First, find the tooth and pick it up but only touch the crown of the tooth.

If your tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with plain water. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket or nestle it between your cheek and gum. If you can’t put the tooth back into your mouth, put it into a small, sealed container of milk or an emergency tooth preservation kit.

Don’t store your tooth in tap water as the root can’t tolerate exposure to the chemicals in tap water for an extended time. When your tooth is secured, make your way to Arizona Dental Heights.

Call the office to let them know you’ve lost a tooth and are on your way. They can give you instructions and advice to increase your chances of saving your tooth.

If you have a dental emergency, call Arizona Dental Heights. You can schedule regular appointments online.