Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in Mesa, AZ

No one thinks they’ll experience a dental emergency, but the truth is they can happen to anyone at any time. When an unexpected injury or infection occurs, your smile’s well-being could be at risk. Knowing what steps to take if you find yourself needing emergency dental care can make a tremendous difference in managing your pain and restoring the health and beauty of your smile. Our Doctor and the trusted team at Restoration Dental in Mesa, AZ, are here to help if you need an emergency dentist. Here’s what you should know about how to properly identify and handle a dental emergency before giving us a call.

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What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental pain is uncomfortable but it’s important to stay calm and determine the severity of your oral health concern before seeking emergency dental care. Being able to distinguish between a normal dental concern and a true dental emergency can help you get the appropriate treatment.


  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Abscessed/infected tooth
  • Severely cracked or broken tooth
  • Lost crown that causes pain 
  • Injury or trauma to the gums
  • Chipped tooth
  • Lost Filling
  • Minor Toothache

How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

The best way to handle a dental emergency is to avoid having one in the first place. While accidents happen, there are steps you can take to prevent dental emergencies. Here are some ways to keep your smile in tip-top shape:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits, including daily brushing, flossing, and routine dental exams
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing contact sports
  • Avoid eating hard, sticky, or particularly chewy foods, such as ice
  • Don’t chew on objects such as pens

Benefits of Emergency Dental Care

Emergency dental care provides immediate relief and treatment for dental issues that require urgent attention, such as severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, or injuries to the mouth or jaw. One of the primary benefits of emergency dental care is alleviating intense pain and discomfort, offering patients prompt relief, and restoring their oral health and well-being. Additionally, emergency dentistry can prevent further complications or damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues, potentially saving teeth that might otherwise be lost. Timely intervention can also mitigate the risk of infection or other oral health problems, ensuring a faster recovery and reducing the need for more extensive treatments in the future.

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Handling a dental emergency requires quick action and calmness. First, assess the situation to determine the severity of the emergency. If there is severe pain, bleeding, or trauma to the mouth, seek immediate medical attention by contacting your dentist or visiting an emergency dental clinic. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. If a tooth is knocked out, try to handle it by the crown (the chewing surface) rather than the root, and gently rinse it with water if it’s dirty. Place the tooth back into its socket if possible, or store it in milk or saliva until you can see a dentist. Avoid touching the root of the tooth. Remember, prompt action can often save a tooth or alleviate pain, so don’t hesitate to seek professional help in a dental emergency.

What is Not a Dental Emergency?

  •  Discolored teeth 
  •  Routine dental fillings 
  •  Minor Tooth Sensitivity 

If you’re  experiencing an emergency, it’s best to schedule an appointment with our dedicated Team at Restoration Dental  instead of seeking emergency dental assistance. If you’re unsure, call our office and ask! 

How to Manage the Pain from a Dental Emergency

If you have dental trauma that is causing you pain, there are steps you can take at home to manage the pain until you see Our Doctor . These include:

  • Taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen
  • Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water or an antibacterial rinse
  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth against the infected area

Availability of Emergency Dental Appointments

In most circumstances, we are able to accommodate same-day and walk-in emergency appointments. While you’re welcome to come by our office during business hours with a dental emergency, it’s best to call ahead. This way we can let you know how long your wait may be, as well as how you can manage the pain until the doctor can treat you.

Emergency Dental Services at Restoration Dental

We hope that you never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, Restoration Dental provides emergency dental care in Mesa, AZ. Our Doctor and his knowledgeable team are well-equipped to help restore the health, comfort, and beauty of your smile quickly and comfortably. If you’re unsure if your oral health concern requires immediate attention, please give us a call. We can help you determine the appropriate steps to keep your smile healthy and strong. It’s important to note that dental problems will not resolve on their own. Seeking professional dental treatment sooner rather than later is the best way to prevent minor problems from escalating into significant ones.