Emergency Dentist — Phoenix, AZ

Relieving Pain & Restoring Smiles

In the worst instances, dental emergencies can turn fun days into traumatic events. Thankfully, though, taking the proper next steps will save your smile! That’s where our office comes in – Bell Road Dental Care of Phoenix can relieve your pain as quickly as possible. With our dentists’ expertise and advanced technologies, we’ll get your smile back on track at once. This option also saves you the time, money, and hassle of an ER visit. Therefore, go ahead and contact us for help with emergency dentistry in Phoenix.

Patient in pain before emergency dentistry

Why Choose Us for Emergency Dental Care?

  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Comprehensive Care for the Whole Family

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Dental patient in need of emergency dentistry holding cheek in pain

If you’ve never gotten urgent oral care before, don’t worry; we’ll give you a quick rundown. To that end, here are things you should expect from your emergency dental visit:

  • A Same-Day Appointment – Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll book your visit for the earliest time available. You may even see us the same day you call! While you wait, our staff can also provide first-aid tips over the phone.
  • An Emergency Exam – When you first arrive for the visit, our team will do a quick emergency exam. Doing so lets us trace the source and extent of your problem. It also confirms how best to relieve your pain.
  • Review of Findings – Our dentists will show you their preliminary findings after the oral exam. In fact, they’ll even suggest potential procedures. From there, our office will draft a custom treatment plan just for you. (Said plan will explain the estimated treatment price and timeline before working in earnest.)
  • Top-Quality Dental Care – With the treatment plan drafted, our team will quickly address your oral issue. You can count on us to fix your smile quickly and effectively! Whether the solution is a filling, crown, root canal therapy, or something else, your results will be excellent.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

When an emergency occurs, it typically falls into these two categories: infection or abscess from poor oral hygiene or sudden dental injury. Our friendly and experienced team is ready to relieve your pain and keep you comfortable in both situations. Until you’re able to come into our dental office, use these tips on handling some of the most common dental emergencies.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Dentist and patient discussing the cost of treating dental emergencies

The price of your dental emergency can range because of the various types of treatments that you may need. It’s hard to estimate the cost of your treatment because different emergencies require different dental services. For example, some toothaches can be remedied by simply taking antibiotics, whereas a cracked or damaged tooth may require more extensive dental restoration. At Bell Road Dental Care of Phoenix, our friendly team will make sure that you can receive quality treatment that is also affordable.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Woman looking at smile after visiting dentist to prevent dental emergencies

Of course, it’s always better to prevent a dental emergency than to manage one. Luckily enough, there are ways to reduce your risk for one. These methods typically include:

  • Good Oral Hygiene - Maintain proper brushing and flossing routines to keep your teeth healthy.
  • Effective Dental Tools – Use fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen your tooth enamel.
  • Regular Checkups – Visit our dental office at least twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings.
  • Avoidance of Bad Oral Habits – If possible, don’t use your teeth for anything other than chewing and speaking. That means no chewing on ice cubes or nutshells.
  • Less Alcohol & Tobacco – Avoid routine smoking, using tobacco products, or heavily consuming alcohol.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

Dental patients asking dentist frequently asked emergency dentistry questions

Got a question for your emergency dentist in Phoenix? It’s important to be educated and prepared well in advance before you actually need to respond to a dental emergency. Here are just a few questions that patients often ask. If you have additional concerns, feel free to ask during your next appointment at Bell Road Dental Care of Phoenix; we’re here to give you the tools you need to protect your smile as well as your overall health!

What Exactly is a Dental Emergency?

Typically, dental emergencies involve pain, swelling and discomfort. While symptoms can sometimes be controlled with home treatments such as pain medicine and ice packs, you can’t get rid of the problem by yourself.

Remember: dental emergencies don’t go away by themselves, so never make the mistake of ignoring an emergency or a suspected emergency.

Will I Need to Go to the Emergency Room?

You’ll need immediate medical attention for severe, life-threatening issues. If your emergency involves a jaw fracture, jaw dislocation, severe cuts on the mouth or face, or difficulty breathing and swallowing, you need to call a hospital emergency room right away.

Most emergency rooms and hospitals won’t be able to provide comprehensive dental care. For example, if you’re suffering from a toothache, they may give you antibiotics. This can reduce the swelling, but it’s not a permanent solution; you’ll need a dentist’s help to remove to source of an infection.

What if My Tooth is Broken but Doesn’t Hurt?

Broken or chipped teeth don’t always cause pain or discomfort, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be addressed. If the inner parts of the tooth are exposed, they’re at an increased risk of a bacterial infection; consequently, if the tooth isn’t repaired, it might suffer from decay.

During our examination, we’ll determine the extent of the damage and suggest an appropriate treatment. Oftentimes, fillings or a crown will be enough to repair the structure and prevent further cracks.

Are Sensitive Teeth an Emergency?

If you notice that your teeth have become sensitive to hot or cold foods, it could mean that your gums are receding. This might be a symptom of advanced periodontal disease, which can eventually lead to tooth loss and contribute to other health problems. Another possibility is that there’s a nerve issue that could lead to a dental abscess, which is an infected pocket of pus.

There are other reasons why your teeth might have increased sensitivity, such as worn-down enamel. You should make an appointment as soon as possible to determine the cause.

Should I Do Something About Knocked-Out Baby Teeth?

A knocked-out baby tooth doesn’t need to be replanted, but losing it too early might lead to complications with your child’s dental development. Call us as soon as possible so that we can help you determine what needs to be done.