Emergency Dentistry

Nobody plans for a dental emergency, which is why our team is prepared to help diagnose and treat emergency dental situations. We want you to be able to keep up with your busy schedule and we can get most patient emergencies in on same-day appointments. If you have knocked a tooth out or have a severe toothache, call us right away!

At Access Health Dental, our job is to get you feeling better so you can get back to normal. Regardless of the dental issue that is bothering you, call us to find out how we can take care of you as soon as possible.

$29 Emergency Appointment

To help keep quality dental care accessible and affordable, we are happy to offer an emergency exam and x-ray for only $29! Every day, in every AHD office! If you have a dental emergency but don’t have dental insurance, don’t let that stop you from getting the care that you need. Most dental issues won’t go away on their own – they will only get worse – so if something hurts, call us right away so we can help you get out of pain!

My Tooth Came Out. What Do I Do?

Any time a tooth has either gotten dangerously loose, or come out entirely due to accident or injury, give us a call as soon as possible, then follow these steps:

  1. Only touch the tooth by the crown, which is the visible biting surface. Avoid the root if at all possible.
  2. Rinse the tooth and the socket gently. Once clean, try to place the tooth back into the socket. If this is possible leave it there until reaching the dental office.
  3. If replacing the tooth is not possible, store it in milk to keep it hydrated and safe. Because it will cause much less swelling, regular milk is the best liquid for the job.
  4. Get to the dental office. We have the best chance of saving a tooth if we get to it within a half hour or so.

My Tooth Chipped or Cracked. What Do I Do?

Whether or not a broken or chipped tooth is an emergency situation depends on the extent of the damage.

Q: Is there is a lot of pain and sensitivity, bleeding, or swelling?
A: If yes, this may be serious. Call us right away.
Q: Is the chip or crack very small?
A: If yes, the situation is probably not an emergency. You’ll be okay to wait between a few hours and a few days until a convenient time to get it looked at.

However, don’t let them go for too long. Cracks and breaks can expose the inner tooth to harmful bacteria and temperature. They will need to be fixed eventually, and sooner is better than later.

Q: Is the chip or break in the outer edge of the tooth, or does it go deep?
A: If the break runs deep, or is in a more central location, call us right away. It may be serious damage.

Don’t Hesitate to Call Us

For any kind of dental emergency, or questions about what to do in such a case, please give us a call. We’ll answer any questions you might need, and get you scheduled for a repair as soon as possible.