Emergency dentistry is used to describe any sort of immediate dental care that a patient requires to resolve an issue. There are numerous dental issues that unexpectedly arise that need to be treated quickly, such as a toothache, a tooth that falls out, or issues with dental restorations. Luckily for patients of Scottsdale dentist, Dr. Rod Gore, he offers a number of emergency dentistry options to get patients back to their normal activities as soon as possible. The most important thing to remember is to seek treatment right away and not let dental issues continue in order to prevent more extensive problems later on.
"Just visited Shawna at Dr. Gore's office. Been working with her for nearly 10 years and she has made an incredible difference with my oral health."- D.B. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2016
"The staff greets you promptly as you walkin the door super polite and friendly, they go out of their way to assist you in every way possible. while in the waiting room they provide you with tea, coffe and cold water, however I did not have to wait they took me in exactly at my specified appt time. My teeth whitening experience was very pleasant perfromed by a new dental assistant at the office she has only been working there for 1 month and you could not tell. She is very well trained and made me feel at ease during the entire experience. I was very impressed by the entire staff, and the office is beautiful clean and comfortable. What a pleasant experience."- M.C. / Google / May 29, 2017
"My family has been with Dr. Gore for years. He is great but perhaps more importantly his staff are professional and highly skilled."- J.C. / Google / May 10, 2017
"Dr. Gore has the best Scottsdale dental office and staff. One of my crowns installed years ago came off on Easter weekend. Even though it was a Monday and the day after Easter and they were fully booked he got me in to recement my crown. Thank you Dr. Gore!"- D.D. / Google / Apr 10, 2017
"I just moved to AZ two weeks ago and I had a fall while walking my dogs managing to scrape my face and break a front tooth. I was referred to Dr. Gore's office and was seen by Dr. Sebree. When I first met her I was skeptical as she looked 18 years old and new to the business. Boy, was I wrong! She was professional, detailed and meticulous with rebuilding my tooth and making sure it looked just like the others. She is went back and forth looking at it at every angle before she was satisfied with her work. I highly recommend Dr. Sebree and am thrilled with her work!"- K.H. / Google / Apr 03, 2017
Conditions to Treat
Emergency dentistry can be used for the following situations:
- A tooth that falls out, in which case you can try to place the tooth back into its socket and get to a dentist right away.
- Tooth pain is a cause for immediate attention from a dentist. Even minor pain signifies the need to seek out dental treatment.
- Tooth infection, which may also produce pain and is a need for immediate attention.
- Tooth abscesses require immediate, preliminary treatment and then can be further addressed during regular office hours.
- Swollen gums.
- Mouth cuts.
- Broken dentures.
- Lost crowns, fillings, or other restoration treatments that require replacement.
- Tooth damage, such as a tooth crack or tooth chip.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Initially, your dentist may only treat you with prescription-strength analgesics and/or antibiotics to provide immediate relief until you can be treated during regular office hours. Alternatively, you may be able to receive complete treatment. For example, dental crowns traditionally require 2 dental visits. Now, dental crowns can be fabricated and placed in a single dental visit at the practice of Dr. Gore with the use of the CEREC® same-day porcelain crown system.
On the bright side, emergency dentistry may lend the opportunity for you to bring your mouth’s appearance up-to-date with more aesthetically pleasing dental materials, such as composite tooth-colored dental fillings instead of mercury fillings. In other cases, dental bonding works well for small chips and cracks and dental veneers can protect weakened tooth structures.
Plan Your Procedure
Don’t Delay Treatment
If you’re struck with an emergency dental issue, don’t wait. Waiting can only make matters worse and lead to costlier, more extensive procedures down the road. Our office is able to handle emergency dental situations, so give us a call today and let us know what’s going on. We’ll schedule an appointment to see you right away to take care of your dental needs.