Emergency Dentistry

Johnny L Smith, D.M.D. -  - General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry

Johnny L Smith, D.M.D.

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in 91st Ave and Union Hills Dr, Peoria, AZ

Dental emergencies don’t always occur during regular business hours. If you have a severe toothache, lose a permanent tooth, or break a tooth, Johnny L. Smith, DMD, in Peoria, Arizona, offers same-day emergency dentistry to relieve your pain and prevent further damages. Schedule an appointment today by calling or booking online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides prompt diagnosis and treatment for dental issues. Seeking dental care within a few hours of your dental injury or the start of your symptoms can sometimes mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth or needing oral surgery.

What dental issues require emergency dentistry?

Any dental situation that can’t wait for your next routinely scheduled dental appointment is considered an emergency dental condition. If your dental problem involves serious pain, excessive bleeding, swelling, or results in a loose or missing tooth, seek emergency dentistry.

Dr. Smith offers emergency dentistry to treat dental issues like:  

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Lost dental fillings
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken crowns, dental implants, bridges, or dentures
  • Severe toothaches
  • Bleeding gums
  • Swelling

Seeking emergency dentistry as soon as these problems occur can often prevent further damage. 

What should I do if a permanent tooth gets knocked out?

If a tooth is knocked out due to a sports injury, automobile accident, trauma, or slip-and-fall accident, it’s important to react quickly and stay calm. If possible, find the tooth and rinse it in cool water. Put the tooth back in if it easily slides back into the socket and call Dr. Smith.

If the tooth won’t go into the socket or stay in place, put it in a glass of milk. The friendly and knowledgeable staff provides tips for pain relief or to limit bleeding on your way to see the dentist. Dr. Smith provides same-day emergency dentistry services whenever possible.

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

Like any type of medical emergency, it’s not always possible to prevent a dental emergency. But there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency. 

For example, if you participate in risky activities or play contact sports, always wear a mouth guard. Toothaches and gum swelling are preventable through good oral hygiene practices.

Avoid unhealthy habits like chewing on ice or popcorn kernels, nail biting, or smoking. 

If you or someone you love is in need of emergency dentistry services, schedule an appointment at Johnny L. Smith, DMD. Call the office or book online today.