Emergency Dental FAQ’s

A dental emergency could strike at any time in Gilbert, AZ, and it can often be difficult to know exactly what to do in such a situation. That’s why Cooper Family Dentistry provides emergency dental care throughout the Gilbert area, allowing you to make a last-minute appointment in the case of a sudden dental emergency. To make it a little bit easier to know what to do in the event of a dental emergency, the team at Cooper Family Dentistry is here to answer the most commonly asked questions about emergency dentistry!

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is generally defined as intense pain, sudden swelling, or just a generally large amount of discomfort. This could be caused by a sudden injury or accident, or for some other unknown reason. Since dental problems rarely solve themselves, it often qualifies as a dental emergency, and you should immediately visit your dentist. Whether you have a severe toothache, have chipped your tooth, or are suffering from another form of a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact our practice in Gilbert so you can return to your pain free life!

What kind of situations can lead to me needing an emergency dental visit?

One of the most common ways of suffering tooth damage as an adult is through sports—not just professionally, but simply casually playing in your backyard or elsewhere. Car accidents also cause tooth damage which will need to be treated. Other reasons include a lingering tooth infection which could lead to a dental abscess, or gum disease.

How do I treat the pain as I wait for my appointment?

We completely understand how difficult it can be to have to deal with dental pain. Before you get to us for emergency dentistry care, try to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area where you’re in the most pain. This can help to reduce, or even prevent, swelling.

What can be done if I have a severe toothache?

First, try to brush and floss to get rid of any food fragments, and then take an aspirin to help with the pain. However, if the pain gets worse or becomes unbearable, please call your dentist immediately! You may need a root canal procedure.

What should I do if my tooth is chipped or fractured?

First, call our emergency dentistry care in Gilbert immediately, since time is off the essence. Then, rinse your mouth and use an ice pack to reduce the swelling. Look for the broken tooth fragments if possible and take it to the dentist in a glass of milk.

How can your emergency dental care practice help me?

When you suffer from a dental emergency, going to emergency dental care is far more beneficial than visiting the general emergency room. In addition to being far cheaper, the emergency dentists at Cooper Family Dentistry are specifically trained to deal with a wide range of dental emergencies. Nearly 1 out of 4 dental emergencies are related to restorations, and our friendly team of dentists can handle all the different options for replacing your tooth if it comes to that. This ranges from dental implants to crowns and bridges, as well as various cosmetic dentistry options to restore your teeth. By choosing emergency dental care in Gilbert, you’ll get the best possible care for your teeth at just a fraction of the price.

What should I do if I suffer a dental emergency after hours?

If your tooth is broken, try to save all the pieces and store them in cold milk or water so we can recreate the tooth if necessary. If your tooth was knocked out, rinse it in room temperature water and place it back in the socket if possible. If you can’t do this, place it in milk and go to your local drug store to buy “Save a Tooth,” which can be purchased OTC. Then, come to our office as soon as it opens. If you lose a filling, get an OTC temporary filling, or use sugarless gum until we reopen.

The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to visit your dentist at least twice a year; however, even the best preventative care may not guarantee not ever having to need emergency dental care. If you ever need an appointment, our friendly, experienced dental staff in Gilbert is here to help you return to your pain free life as soon as possible!

 Call us at (480) 964-1000 for emergency dental care!

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