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Dental Emergencies in Phoenix, AZ

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Dental Emergencies in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Napoleon Gaither IV and his team at Hi-Fi Dental provide emergency dental care in Phoenix. As a technologically advanced all-age dental practice, Hi-Fi Dental is equipped with state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to efficiently and accurately diagnose all dental emergencies, so that proper treatment may be provided. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency in Phoenix, call Hi-Fi Dental at 602-242-5445.

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies include all dental injuries, infections, and conditions that cause pain, bleeding, or damage to a tooth. Symptoms of dental emergencies include:

  • Toothache
  • Swelling gums
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • Loose tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Swollen jaw
  • Lost or loose dental restoration (filling or cavity)
  • Cracked tooth
  • Injury to a tooth due to direct impact (accident, sports injury, fall, etc.)
  • Significant chip of tooth resulting in sharp edges

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Hi-Fi Dental Procedures and 
Treatments for Dental Emergencies

The specific treatment needed to mitigate pain, prevent permanent damage to teeth, and to save natural teeth will depend on the type of dental emergency you’re experiencing.

Emergency Root Canal
An emergency root canal may be necessary to save a tooth that has cracked or has sustained direct impact. An infection in a tooth causing pain will also require an emergency root canal to eradicate pain and prevent the infection from spreading.

Dental Crown
If you’ve cracked a tooth, you may need a dental crown placed immediately to save the tooth. Depending on the extent of the injury, an emergency root canal may also need to be performed.

Tooth Extraction
Dr. Napoleon  will make all attempts to save a natural tooth. However, some cracks, resulting in a tooth that splits below the gumline cannot be treated. The tooth will need to be extracted.  

Abscess Drainage
If you’ve developed a tooth abscess, Dr. Napoleon may need to incise and drain the pus. A rubber drain may need to be placed.  A tooth abscess often needs a root canal to save the tooth. You may receive topical antibiotics and a prescription for oral antibiotics to eradicate any remaining infection.

If a tooth has been knocked loose or completely knocked out, the tooth may still be saved if you receive dental care within the hour. In these cases, Dr. Napoleon may be able to save the tooth with a technique called splinting. Splinting fuses an unstable tooth to adjacent nearby teeth to stabilize it. Splinting may involve brackets and composite resin to secure a loose tooth.

Why Choose Hi-Fi Dental?

Hi-Fi Dental is an all-age, comprehensive dental practice providing emergency dentistry. Our practice is equipped with the latest digital imaging technology, enabling Dr. Napoleon to quickly and precisely design a treatment plan to save a damaged or injured tooth. In cases where a natural tooth cannot be saved, Dr. Napoleon can perform a dental extraction, and prepare the site for a dental implant restoration.

Our highly experienced staff works together as a unified team to provide premium care for patients. We understand that a dental emergency can be not only painful but frightening. Our reassuring and highly skilled team will work hard to ease your fears and anxiety while working skillfully and swiftly to manage your dental emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies

Is a small chip in a tooth an emergency?
A small chip in a tooth is generally not a dental emergency unless the chipped part of the tooth is scraping the gums, cheeks, or tongue. However, you should see a dentist soon as a chip can weaken the tooth.
Is a mild toothache an emergency?
Mild toothaches should be treated by a dentist soon, but unless they are causing severe pain, you do not need immediate care. If a toothache is accompanied by swelling, bleeding, pain in the face, or fever, you should seek emergency care.
Can a tooth that has been knocked loose be saved?
Yes, in many cases a loose tooth can be saved, but you should seek emergency dental care immediately.
Is tooth pain that spreads up to the cheek a dental emergency?
Pain that radiates to your cheek needs to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Pain that spreads to the cheek may indicate infection, dental abscess, or may be a symptom of TMJ.
Does insurance pay for emergency dental care?
Most dental plans do offer coverage for emergency dental care, but the amount of coverage and types of treatments covered may vary. Check with your dental insurance plan for specific coverage information.
Can I finance emergency dental treatment?
Absolutely. If you do not have dental insurance, you may pay for emergency care with credit cards and third-party financing such as CareCredit and Lending Club.
Are bleeding gums after brushing or flossing an emergency?
No. Unless accompanied by severe pain, swelling, discoloration, or the development of tiny bumps on the gums, occasional bleeding is not an emergency. However, you should schedule a dental appointment soon to be screened for gum disease.
Is tooth sensitivity a dental emergency?
Moderate, occasional tooth sensitivity is not an immediate dental emergency. However, if you suddenly develop sharp, shooting pain when eating or drinking, you should receive dental care as soon as possible. A new onset of acute sensitivity may indicate an infection or damage to the interior of the tooth.

Get Emergency Dental Care in Phoenix

Hi-Fi Dental provides comprehensive care for dental emergencies in Phoenix area. For priority treatment, contact Hi-Fi Dental at 602-242-5445 and notify our office staff of your dental emergency.

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1222 E Missouri Ave, Suite 201
Phoenix, AZ 85014
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