Mesa Emergency Dentist
If you have a dental emergency, finding a dentist who will see you can add stress to an already anxious situation. Drs. Stapley and Kitchen will see you, even if it is outside of office hours, and even if you are not yet one of our patients. If you’ve ever had a dental emergency and tried to find a Mesa emergency dentist, you know how significant it is for us to make this statement.
Sometimes dental pain is the result of a chronic problem that has been neglected. There are many reasons people avoid going to the dentist. Believe us, we know! We’ve helped people find ways to afford treatment, and overcome dental fear that has prevented regular care. We’re here to help you, not to judge you, and we don’t want you to suffer another day worrying about what “someone” will say or think. Come see us. We’ll help.
Dental issues almost never resolves on their own. The following information will help you decide if your situation is indeed an emergency, and if you should call us or go to an emergency room. If in doubt, give us a call and we can try to help you make that decision.
Dental Emergency or Emergency Room?
Toothache — Usually this is an indication of an infected tooth. Ordinarily a simple procedure in the office can get you out of pain, and then we can talk about permanent treatment. The tooth will probably end up needing a root canal treatment.
Dental crown falls off – As long as there isn’t any decay, we can usually just recement the crown. It’s important that we see you quickly, even if it doesn’t hurt. After even just a couple of days, your teeth may shift so that we can’t get the crown back on. Give us a call and come right in.
Broken tooth — A broken front tooth will be unsightly, and can be repaired in one quick appointment with dental bonding. A broken back tooth may not be so urgent, depending on whether or not the tooth hurts.
Tooth knocked out — Rinse the tooth, but be careful not to remove any attached tissue. If it is not too painful, hold the tooth in place in the socket while you are on your way to our office. If that is not possible, transport the tooth in a glass of milk. Call us right away.
Bitten tongue or lip — Bleeding is the key issue with injuries to the lip or tongue. Clean the area and apply a pressure to get the bleeding to stop. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, call our office or go to an emergency room for treatment.