Emergency Dental Services
Are you experiencing a toothache and need prompt relief? Do you have a broken tooth or pain and swelling in your jaw?
These are common dental emergencies that we treat at Cambridge Dental all the time. Dr. Mark A. Gaona is an emergency dentist in Glendale, AZ who will make your relief and prompt treatment our priorities.
Tips for Handling Common Dental Emergencies
Any unexpected dental problem can be upsetting, and you may find it difficult to think clearly when you’re experiencing dental pain or have a broken or fractured tooth. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies we treat and brief instructions for handling them until we see you.
Jaw Pain or Swelling
Jaw pain and swelling may indicate that you have an inflammation or infection in your tooth, and we need to see you as soon as possible. You can use a cold compress on your face for pain relief and control swelling. Call our emergency dentist right away.
Your toothache may consist of a mild twinge from time to time or pain that’s so severe, it’s hard to function. Even a mild toothache should be addressed right away to prevent the decay from spreading and damaging more of your tooth.
A severe toothache is a sign that you have a serious dental problem on your hands. It indicates that decay or infection has advanced and reached the tooth’s nerve and is causing severe pain. This is a situation that requires immediate treatment if we are to save the tooth.
Lost Crowns, Fillings, and Broken Teeth
Unless you're in pain or your tooth has broken off below the gumline, broken teeth require prompt treatment, but you probably don’t need to rush to our office. Even so, we need to see you as soon as possible to smooth out sharp edges and explain your treatment options.
Likewise, if a crown has come off your tooth or you lost a filling, we probably don’t need to see you immediately. However, we will need to address the problem as soon as possible to protect your tooth and prevent further damage.
If you can find them, keep the crown or pieces of the broken tooth or filling safe and bring them along to your emergency dental appointment.
Cracked or Broken Dentures
Dentures are strong and durable when worn but can easily break if you drop them. Always handle them with care, and if they do crack or break, call our Glendale dental office to get them repaired and back to you as soon as possible.
Dental Injury or Trauma
Dental trauma commonly occurs due to a sports injury or automobile accident and can include a knocked-out tooth or trauma to your mouth, gums, or jaw. These are all critical dental emergencies that require immediate treatment.
Do You Need an Emergency Dentist in Glendale, AZ?
Dental emergencies are common, so we always leave extra time in our schedule to accommodate our patients' urgent needs. If you have a toothache, broken tooth, broken denture, or other problem, call us at (623) 486-4700, and a helpful member of our team will get you on our schedule as soon as possible.