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What Is an Emergency Dentist?

January 9, 2020
What Is an Emergency Dentist?

In pain or have a loose tooth? Want to know what an emergency dentist can do for you?

Simply put, an emergency dentist is a provider you can see at short notice, if you are in pain, notice swelling in your mouth or jaw, or if you have a loose or missing filling or crown. Most dentists have time in their schedule reserved for emergency cases, and many offer an out-of-hours service, so you never have to wait long to speak to a professional.

How Do I Know If I Have a Dental Emergency?

Last year,  in one of our blog series, we covered how you can identify a dental emergency. If you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, a loose or knocked out tooth, or a loose or missing filling or crown, or if you notice swelling, toothache, or bleeding gums, then you should consider going to an emergency dentist.

Check our Emergency Dental page for more common dental emergencies, contact numbers, and office hours.

Okay, So I have an Emergency, What Next?

South Anchorage Dental emergency dentists can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have an on-call dentist who can be reached directly during out-of-office hours.

If you have an emergency, call  (907) 602-3136, during office hours, or (907) 248-7275 out of hours, to reach our on-call emergency dentist!

If you do have a dental emergency, particularly a dislodged tooth, it's important to contact your dentist as soon as possible.  Rapid treatment can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth. Seeing a dentist in under 30 minutes can prevent cells from becoming damaged or dried out, making knocked-out teeth easier to restore.

South Anchorage Dental Center provides the fastest service in Anchorage.

What Can an Emergency Dentist Do?

An emergency dentist may conduct an oral exam or X-ray to determine the problem. South Anchorage Dental provides a free exam to assess the problem, meaning you don't have to worry about costs as well as your health.

A South Anchorage Dental emergency dentist can provide you with a solution at any time of day or night. Should you need a tooth extraction, they can perform the procedure quickly and efficiently and have the issue fixed in no time! Even if the dentist is unable to treat your tooth right away, for instance in the case of an abscess, they will be able to recommend painkillers, antibiotics, or anti-inflammatories in the meantime. Seeing an emergency dentist is the quickest way to reduce pain and restore your smile!

Don't Forget, South Anchorage Dental Emergency Dentists Are Here for All the Family

South Anchorage Dental emergency dentists provide caring dental treatment to patients of all ages in a comfortable atmosphere. We pride ourselves on our family ethos.

Come as a patient, leave as family.

Often emergencies can be prevented by proper preparation. Regularly visiting your dentist can allow them to spot fractures early, and maintaining a proper cleaning regimen at home can keep infections at bay. However, should you need an emergency dentist, South Anchorage Dental Center dentists can be reached out of hours at  (907) 602-3136, or at  (907) 248-7275  during office hours.

Emergency appointments during office hours are covered by our Dental Savings Plan, making your emergency less of a nightmare!

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