Emergency Dental Care in Phoenix, AZ
Dental Emergency Services at Biltmore Dental Center
What Are Considered Dental Emergencies?
There are many different situations that can be considered dental emergencies. One of the most common reasons to see an emergency dentist is if your wisdom teeth get infected. Wisdom teeth are the very last molars in the back of your mouth. They are difficult to keep clean and may become impacted, which can lead to infections. Pain from a wisdom tooth infection can rapidly increase, so it is important to seek treatment. Other dental symptoms needing immediate attention include:
- Tooth was knocked out
- Gum is bleeding and will not stop
- Broken/loose braces
- Lost filling or crown
- Toothache after brushing or flossing
- Chipped tooth
- Swelling in your jaw
What to Do in Case of a Dental Emergency
If you've experienced a dental injury or emergency, contact Biltmore Dental Center to find out if is necessary to get a same-day dental appointment or if it’s something that can be managed at home.
Most dental emergencies are caused by an injury playing sports or an accident at home. The first thing to do is assess your situation. If your emergency is due to an accident or injury, make sure you are in stable condition. If a tooth or crown was knocked out, put it in a container and bring it to your appointment. If you have a dental injury, rinse your mouth with salt water. If there is bleeding, try to control it by holding gauze or a towel on the injury while you travel to our office.