DO YOU HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below don't hesitate to call our Mesa, AZ offices to make an emergency dental appointment.
Life happens, and it’s not always on your schedule. But, unlike urgent care medical facilities, which are propped on every corner and fully staffed with medical professionals, it’s another story entirely when it comes to emergency dental care.
Don’t fear, and don’t try to cope on your own. Eastport Dental is here to help you with your dental emergency, with flexible hours and around-the-clock care when you need it.
At Eastport Dental, it is our vow to always leave room in our daily schedules for life’s little – and BIG! – emergencies, so that when crisis strikes, we stand ready and prepared to help.
Our Mesa, Arizona office is able to handle a number of different emergency dental issues with experience and care:
- Severe toothaches and/or pain
- Breaks, chips, and/or cracks
- Broken jaw
- Bitten tongue
- Sports injury
- Vehicle accident
- Abscess tooth
- Swelling, infection
- Tooth decay
- Nerve damage
- Persistent, moderate-to-severe oral bleeding
There are certain issues that must be addressed immediately in order to prevent further damage. Loose or missing teeth, for example, could be indicative of some damage beneath the surface, such as a localized infection requiring immediate antibiotic treatment. Or perhaps the patient is suffering from a sports injury, which can easily be treated but is often incredibly painful and creates a pretty traumatic experience - particularly for children. Having an emergency dentist that might be able to help you with your ailment quickly and carefully is paramount.
It is important to note that minor issues such as broken or lost items (fillings, retainers, same day crowns, or bridges) are not considered dental emergencies unless they pose an immediate safety risk or are causing severe pain.
Do bear in mind, however, that fatigue, headaches, and even a metal taste in your mouth can all mean there are greater issues lurking that a professional needs in order to root out and treat.
Eastport Dental has been your trusted provider of emergency dental care here in the Mesa, AZ area for over 10 years.
Avoid the huge wait times and incredible expense of emergency rooms.
At Eastport Dental, you will receive personalized care in a clean, comfortable office setting with friendly and knowledge staff to get you back on your feet in no time!
We offer flexible hours, extended to meet you when crisis strikes. Walk-ins are always welcome, but we always suggest giving us a quick call so that we can prepare for you, making your visit as comfortable as possible.
- While awaiting treatment, here are some tips to help keep you comfortable:
- A cold and wet compress will help staunch the bleeding until a medical professional can help.
- Rinsing with salt water will kill any bacteria lingering within your mouth and will also fight swelling and inflammation.
- An over-the-counter oral numbing ointment can help reduce pain and discomfort.
- Ibuprofen or a similar pain reliever may also help with pain and swelling.
- If you are missing a tooth, be sure to keep it safe and bring it with you – our team will need it in order to replace it!
It is imperative that you do not delay in contacting our office as soon as possible after your injury. Every moment is crucial to the preservation of your oral health, and our experienced emergency dental staff will be able to advise you on your best steps for personal care in the immediate aftermath.
We follow a three-part treatment plan: assess, treat, and prevent.
Our team will ensure that you are kept as comfortable as possible during your visit, and a follow up appointment will be scheduled to ensure you heal properly and in line with your treatment plan, as decided during your in-office visit. Dr. Huynh may also request additional tests or procedures depending on your injury, such as X-rays or an extraction.
Our gentle and experienced dental professionals, coupled with our warm and caring support staff, makes for a home away from home for all of our patients. Every day, we combine ongoing care with a strong focus on preventative health to ensure that next time, crisis is averted.
As trusted members of the Mesa, AZ community, we are passionate about what we do, and it shows.
No matter what happens, Eastport Dental will be here to restore you and your family back to perfect dental health.
Still not sure if you need emergency treatment?
Give us a call, and let’s see how we can help you today!