Emergency Dentistry – Goodyear, AZ
Providing You with Fast, Pain-Relieving Dentistry
Dental emergencies happen at the moments when you least expect them to, which is why it’s a good idea to have our phone number pre-programmed in your phone in case you find yourself in a sticky situation. Our team will provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance and schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible, helping relieve the stress of the moment and keeping your smile from sustaining any additional damage. Call us as soon as possible for emergency dentistry in Goodyear, AZ if you’re experiencing oral pain or out-of-the-ordinary symptoms related to your teeth or gums.
Why Choose Goodyear Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Dental Care
- Experienced Emergency Dentist
- We Accept Dental Insurance
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
If you find yourself in the midst of a dental emergency, always contact our dental office first so we can fit you into our schedule for the same day. We’ll walk you through any steps to make sure that the situation doesn’t get worse. Until you’re able to reach our dental office, you can follow some of the tips and advice that we’ve included below to help you prepare for your appointment and ease your pain.
Toothaches are often a sign of an infection that has developed deep inside of your tooth and has damaged the pulp. To help with the pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. For swelling, place a cold compress on the outside of your face for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off.
If you’re able to locate the broken-off piece of your tooth, pick it up, rinse it off, and store it in a container so you can bring it to your appointment with you. If the damaged tooth has created a jagged edge, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over the area to keep it from irritating or scraping your oral tissues.
In this situation, time is of the essence, so immediately retrieve your knocked-out tooth, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface, and gently rinse it underneath a cool stream of water. Store it in a container of milk of salt water to keep it viable and bring it into the dental office with you.
If you’re able to locate your restoration, clean it under a cool stream of water to rinse off any dirt or debris. You can temporarily place it back on your tooth using a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive. Remember that this is not a permanent solution, and in order to prevent an infection from developing, you’ll need to see us so we can repair or replace your filling or crown.
TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a condition that impacts the function of the two joints that connect your jaw to the base of your skull. They allow you to easily open and close your mouth to speak, chew, laugh, cough, and do so much more. Patients with TMD may experience uncomfortable symptoms, such as lockjaw and chronic migraines, that impact their day-to-day lives. We offer customized occlusal splints to help relieve added stress from the joints and allow them to function properly.
If a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, we may suggest extracting it in order to preserve your surrounding healthy teeth. We’ll always try to save your teeth at all costs, but in some cases, removing a troublesome pearly white is the best way to optimize your oral health. Fortunately, we offer a wide array of tooth replacement solutions to preserve the function and look of your smile.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Although it’s impossible to prevent dental emergencies, there are some ways that you can reduce your risk of experiencing one, including:
- Visiting us every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
- Keeping up with a good oral hygiene routine at home.
- Quit bad oral habits like smoking and nail-biting.
- Avoid chewing on sticky, chewy, and hard items.
- Protect your teeth from grinding.
- Wear a protective mouthguard while playing sports.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of your dental emergency treatment depends on your diagnosis and the treatment required to take care of the issue. We’re able to find that out by conducting a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, including looking at X-rays. Based on our findings, we’ll walk you through a detailed treatment plan so you know exactly what to expect, including the cost. At Goodyear Family Dentistry, we accept dental insurance and are happy to walk you through your coverage.