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What Happens During an Emergency Dental Visit?

April 20, 2022
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Posted By: Desert Creek Dental

What happens during your emergency dental visit in Queen Creek, AZ, depends on the nature of your issue. For example, if you have a deeply decayed tooth causing you pain or a root infection, we treat with a dental filling or root canal therapy, respectively.

However, we will work quickly to assess your oral health issue and treat it as soon as possible, employing a gentle hand and reassurance throughout your dental visit.

Common Dental Emergencies

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Oral infections
  • Deep decay
  • Swelling
  • Broken tooth
  • Lost tooth
  • Broken restoration
  • Lost restoration

Oral infection, usually at the tooth's center, is the most common dental emergency. And it requires a root canal treatment to end your pain and save the tooth.

If you need a root canal treatment, we anesthetize the area around the painful tooth, extract the infected tissue, and then seal off the canal with a temporary filling. At a later date, your dentist usually caps the tooth with a dental crown to protect it.

Deep decay-causing pain and tooth fracture are also common. In this case, your dentist treats the cavity and fills the tooth. If the decay is significant, your dentist recommends a dental crown instead of a filling. And when decayed teeth break below the gumline, your dentist will recommend extraction followed by tooth replacement. This approach prevents decay spread and eliminates oral pain.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Queen Creek, AZ

Don’t live with oral pain or put your teeth and gums at risk. Give us a call today to schedule an emergency dental visit, and remember to ask a team member about our exclusive Dental Savings Plan. This plan helps those without dental insurance get the care they need.

Patients come to us from all locations, including Queen Creek, Chandler Heights, San Tan, Valley, and Power Ranch, AZ.

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