There are many reasons that you may need an emergency dentist. We find that a dental emergency can strike at any time. Our team at Phoenix Endodontic Group will try to accommodate any last-minute appointment requests so that you do not have to struggle with oral pain. If you have a toothache or a major dental emergency call (602) 748-4190 right away.
Do I need emergency dentistry? Call us if…
- Tooth Knocked Out
- Gum/Tongue/Cheek Injuries – If bleeding will not stop.
- Chipped/Broken Teeth – If the chip is significant or your tooth is cracked or your tooth is in pieces.
- Lost Filling/Crown
- Tooth Loose
Reasons for Needing an Emergency Dental Visit
The American Dental Association reported that the number one cause of adult tooth damage every year is playing sports. Traumatic dental injury spans all types of athletics and creates the need for emergency appointments throughout the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Even a backyard game of basketball can lead to someone damaging a tooth or someone knocking a player’s tooth out. The same holds true for kids playing sports as well. While there are ways to protect yourself like wearing a mouth guard, a dental emergency is still possible. When an emergency strikes call (602) 748-4190.
Car accidents are another leading cause of tooth injury. While the enamel on your teeth is strong, it may not be strong enough to prevent your tooth from breaking when colliding with the steering wheel. With millions of accidents a year, teeth are a common victim. We recommend that patients of Phoenix Endodontic Group get examined at a local emergency room after being in a car accident; just to make sure that they have not sustained any physical injuries. Afterward, call us for an appointment. The emergency room does not treat tooth damage, so you will need to see both types of health providers.
Phoenix Emergency Dentist
Severe and sudden toothaches are another reason people in Arizona end up needing an emergency dentist. We can examine teeth and determine what is causing the pain. It may be a little cavity that grew into a big one and now requires a root canal. Another possibility is gum disease, which can cause the gums to recede, exposing the tooth and roots. Both can lead to intense pain and require emergency treatment. We do not want patients of Phoenix Endodontic Group to experience oral pain and will do our best to treat you right away so that you can remain comfortable.
If a tooth infection is left untreated for a long time, it can lead to a dental abscess. This is extremely painful. An abscess is a major tooth infection that can settle into your jawbone and the floor of your mouth. If it does, a root canal or oral surgery may be necessary to remove the infection. We can let you know if we see an abscess during your dental exam with Dr. Jacqueline Allen or Dr. Susan Wood.
“99% of dental related emergency room trips could have been handled by an emergency dental office for a fraction of the cost.” – AHRQ, November 2012
How can an emergency dentist help me?
At Phoenix Endodontic Group we strive to keep our patients comfortable and free from dental injury or pain. We recognize that most dental emergencies are unplanned. If your tooth has been damaged or you are in pain, call 602-748-4190 right away so that we can schedule your appointment and treat the issue quickly. Our endodontists and team members will do our best to accommodate your schedule and ensure that you can get back to a life that is free from oral pain. Our team will work with you in each situation to get you the necessary treatment right away.
General Dentists rely on Phoenix Endodontic Group
You can count on endodontists. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures related to the interior of the tooth. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment.
“We often start a new patient relationship when the general dentist has an emergency and knows that an immediate referral is the best solution,” says Dr. Jacqueline Allen, a Phoenix Endodontist. “The dentist’s need is one of trust and expertise, and that requires knowledge and good communication on our part.”