Who can provide emergency dentistry when I need it in my community?
Emergencies, including dental emergencies, can happen anytime, anywhere. A knocked-out tooth rarely happens during the nine to five business hours, and that toothache might be bad enough to keep you up all night. So, who can you turn to when you need emergency dentistry and live in Phoenix, Arizona?
The team at Shine Dental Arts is here to assist and provide you with the care you need right when you need it!
What is emergency dentistry?
Drs. Vanessa L. Quihuis and Anthony F.R. Quihuis describe the field of emergency dentistry as the branch of dentistry that deals with urgent dental care. It includes the diagnosis, treatment, and future management of conditions that require immediate attention to alleviate pain, fix issues that have developed (such as lost dental restorations), and prevent further complications.
What are some of the emergency dentistry situations that may occur?
Emergencies in dentistry can be broadly divided into two categories: traumatic and non-traumatic. Traumatic emergencies include accidents and injuries that lead to broken or knocked-out teeth, severe cuts on the lips or gums, and broken jaws. Non-traumatic emergencies involve sudden onset of severe pain, swelling, and infections in the mouth.
What should you do if you experience a dental emergency?
First and foremost, stay calm. Call our office to speak to our front desk team or, if it is after hours, call our on-call professionals. They can walk you through what needs to be done before you come to the dental office for medical attention.
Where can I find a same-day dentist near me?
If you need urgent dental care and are seeking an emergency dental clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, we invite you to call Drs. Vanessa L. Quihuis and Anthony F.R. Quihuis to discuss your needs. We offer emergency dentistry services to new and returning patients in our community.