Emergency Dentistry in Phoenix

Many patients may not realize how serious a dental emergency can be. We may not think about our oral health as much as the health of the rest of our body, but our teeth and gums are just as important as any other part of the body, and when they become affected with an injury or some other issue, it is beneficial to get treatment as soon as possible. Arizona Family Dentistry is proud to offer emergency dentistry in Phoenix to set you back to health promptly.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Everyone encounters some irritation with the mouth occasionally, whether it is getting something caught in the teeth, the development of a small cavity, or even accidentally biting the tongue. Though these situations can be inconvenient or even slightly painful, they would not be considered as dental emergencies. An emergency is when some type of trauma to the mouth results in an injury, such as bleeding, damaged gums, or broken teeth. A dental emergency could arise as a result of a sports injury, accident, or some other reason, but whatever the cause, it’s recommended that you seek treatment at our dental office near you in Phoenix as soon as you can.

What Types of Dental Injuries Can Be Sustained?

Injuries that occur on any part of the mouth would be considered a dental emergency, whether it is the teeth, soft tissues, jaw, or face. Common injuries include:

  • Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
  • Cuts to the gums, cheeks, or other soft tissues of the mouth
  • Nerve damage to a tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Jaw damage

Treating a Dental Emergency

At Arizona Family Dentistry, we try to offer convenient office hours so that we will be available to see our patients when they need us most, especially when they have a dental emergency. We encourage you to make an appointment promptly so that we can treat you and restore health to your teeth or gums. In some cases, if it is not convenient or possible for you to visit our office soon, there are steps you can take to preserve your oral health until you can see us. Dental cement and over-the-counter painkillers can be helpful if the injury is not serious. Give us a call for help on what steps to take.

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