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Emergency Dentistry

South Valley Dentistry

General Family Dentistry located in East Valley, Chandler, AZ

Tooth pain or a face injury can be extremely uncomfortable, disorienting, and sometimes a little frightening. But what do you do when you urgently need dental care and can't wait for an available appointment? Dominic Tam, DMD, leads a team of experienced dental professionals at South Valley Dentistry in Chandler, Arizona, who provide emergency dentistry services. They offer same-day emergency appointments and quick consultations to help get you pain-free in no time. Don't ignore mouth pain. Call or book an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses specifically on dental situations that need immediate treatment. These include injury or pain where leaving it even just 24 hours would result in your condition worsening, possible long-term damage, or severe risk to your health.

South Valley Dentistry offers same-day emergency appointments so you can get treatment as soon as possible. 

How do I know if I need emergency dentistry?

Not every tooth pain or injury is an emergency. Sometimes it can wait a day or two while you schedule an appointment; other times, you need immediate professional care. 

But how can you tell what type of situation yours is? Here's a helpful checklist of what dentists consider to be emergencies:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Mouth injury
  • Infection
  • Broken teeth
  • Gum abscess
  • Swollen mouth or gums
  • Bleeding mouth
  • Pain when biting down

Call South Valley Dentistry right away if you experience any of these symptoms. If your mouth pain is from a head injury, you should visit an emergency room or urgent care facility.

How can you avoid emergency dentistry?

You can't prevent an accident from happening, but you can reduce the chances of needing emergency dentistry by taking sensible precautions.

Stay safe during activities

If you take part in high-impact sports or other activities where you run the risk of receiving a face injury, take adequate measures to protect yourself. Helmets, face shields, and gum shields all provide extra protection that might make all the difference.

Use your teeth appropriately

Teeth are designed for chewing food, not for opening bottles or biting down on hard objects. You could chip your teeth or bruise your gums.

Schedule regular checkups

Having the team at South Valley Dentistry examine your teeth twice a year helps prevent dental issues, infection, and nerve damage from getting out of control.

If you experience sudden tooth pain or facial trauma, you want a team of dental professionals behind you who can help. When you partner with South Valley Dentistry, you receive expert dental care when you need it most. Call or schedule your appointment online today.