Chandler Emergency Dentist
If you’re having a dental emergency, we will see you today—even if you’ve never been to our office before. Our practice is open Monday through Thursday. We see patients on Friday by appointment only.
Common Dental Emergencies
Drs. Walden and Beavers treat all types of dental emergencies, including:
- Broken tooth: Having a chipped or broken tooth in the front of your mouth may not be painful, but it can be embarrassing and certainly detracts from your appearance. Fortunately, we can often fix the tooth with bonding.
- Traumatic tooth loss: Time is of the essence if your tooth has been knocked out. Do not clean off the tooth, keep it in a damp towel, and come to our office immediately, and we may be able to re-implant the tooth.
- Damaged or lost tooth restorations: A lost filling or displaced crown or bridge is easy to fix. Prompt treatment of a lost filling is essential to protect the tooth from decay.
- Toothache: An infected tooth can be acutely painful. If your tooth is highly sensitive to hot or cold or excruciating to bite down on, it’s probably infected. Another sign of infection is a pimple or blister at the gumline.
Treating Emergency Toothache Pain
Treating an infected tooth is usually a two-step process. At your emergency appointment, Dr. Walden or Dr. Beavers will completely relieve your pain by treating the infection. You may need to take a course of antibiotics to complete the first step of the treatment.
An infection that has spread to the roots of your teeth may need a root canal. This is a standard procedure for preventing the infection from returning after your initial treatment. Patients often find the idea of a root canal intimidating, but in reality, with today’s techniques, the procedure is usually painless. If you would like, sedation is available. Conservative tooth-saving treatments, like root canals, are far better for your long-term oral health than tooth extractions. Having a tooth pulled is more traumatic than a root canal and requires a longer healing period.
Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients
Often when people need emergency dental care, they haven’t been keeping up with routine visits. It’s very common to be afraid of visiting the dentist. We enjoy helping anxious patients feel comfortable so they get the dental care they need.
Depending on your level of anxiety and the type of treatment you’re having, Dr. Walden can provide one of three kinds of sedation:
- Nitrous oxide—a gas you will inhale during your treatment
- Oral conscious sedation—a pill you will take before your appointment
- IV—medicine administered through an intravenous line during your treatment
With oral and IV sedation, you will most likely not remember your dental treatment. Click the link to read more about our sedation options.
If you’re having a dental emergency, call us at 480-755-1661 during our office hours. We will see you today. You can also use this form to contact us, and we will call you.