Emergency Dental Care

A man with tooth pain on the holidays

What To Do for a Holiday Dental Emergency

No one wants to deal with a sudden dental emergency over the holidays. However, accidents happen when we least expect them. Whether you accidentally bit into a turkey bone on thanksgiving, or your child had a mishap with their newly gifted BB gun, you may find yourself in need of immediate dental care. If your family dentist closes their office during the holiday season, you may not be sure where to go if you’re dealing with tooth pain, a chipped tooth, …

Man with toothache in bathroom

Can a Toothache Be a Dental Emergency? 7 Signs to Look for

There’s never been a good toothache. They’re all painful. Most toothaches cause a dull, nagging discomfort and should be treated promptly by a dentist but are likely not cause for worry. Approximately 92% of healthy people will get at least one cavity that causes a toothache at some point in their lives. That said, it’s worth pointing out that if a run-of-the-mill toothache is left untreated, the pain can get worse. And damage to the permanent tooth can …

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How To Handle a Chipped Tooth and When It’s an Emergency

A chipped tooth can put a damper on your mood when you least expect it. Your day could be going perfectly fine until you go to sip a hot cup of coffee or accidentally slip on your way out the door to work and accidentally ding one of your teeth. Not only does a broken tooth affect your appearance, but it can cause dental issues and affect your overall health. A chip can expose the inner layers of your tooth. This leaves it open to cavities, infection, …

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Should I Take My Kids To See a Family Dentist?

As a parent, you know how important it is to help your kids maintain bright, cavity-free teeth and to establish great dental hygiene habits that will follow them into their adulthood. While showing them how to brush and floss is an important part of this, you can also help them make going to the dentist a habit by starting them young. When choosing a provider to care for your child’s teeth, a family dentist is a great choice because they have experience …

Emergency dental care over the holidays

Emergency Dental Care Over the Holidays

Nothing can spoil holiday plans like a painful dental emergency. If you're experiencing a dental trauma, such as a cracked, broken or knocked-out tooth, or perhaps suffering a severe toothache or swelling, don't worry. The team at South Anchorage Dental Center is available to provide you with solutions - 24 hours a day, every day - even on holidays. Here's what you need to know. Need help now? Reach our on-call emergency dentist here. What Is a …

How Much Does an Emergency Dentist Cost?

How Much Does an Emergency Dentist Cost?

We understand that when you have an emergency and you're in pain, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the cost of treatment. That's why we at South Anchorage Dental include emergency dental care in our dental savings plan! How Much Does an Emergency Dentist Exam Cost? Our emergency exams usually cost $146, but if you have one of our dental savings plans, you can save up to $107. This means you'll only pay $39 for your exam, taking some of …

How to Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment in Anchorage

How To Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment in Anchorage

South Anchorage Dental Center has dentists on call 24/7. If you have a dental emergency in Anchorage, Alaska call our out-of-hours line at (907) 248-7275, or (907) 248-7275 during regular office hours. Common Dental Emergencies Maybe you think you need an emergency dentist, but you're not sure. Read on to find out! Here we'll cover some of the most common dental emergencies, all treatable by our team of qualified emergency …

What is an emergency dentist?

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 …

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

Experiencing tooth pain? Wondering if you might need a root canal? Many of our patients cringe when they hear they need root canal treatment. It is a common misconception that root canals are the most painful among dental procedures. They are actually no worse than fillings! The relief you'll feel after this treatment far outweighs any discomfort during the process. How do you know if you need a root canal? Only your dentist can determine if a root …

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The Top 3 Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns

So you need to get a crown. Maybe you just chipped your tooth, lost your last crown, or experienced one of any number of dental emergencies. Whatever the case may be, you are going to want to get your smile restored as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, many dentists only offer traditional crowns that take multiple visits to the dentist, weeks to get placed, and a lot of discomfort along the way. At South Anchorage Dental Center, we have updated our …