Dentist Chandler AZ Dental Emergency

When a dental emergency strikes, life can come to a screeching halt. The pain from a throbbing toothache, cracked molar, or injury to the mouth to can be unrelenting and agonizing. Dentist Mark Arooni will never ask you to suffer in silence while you wait for office hours or a cancelled appointment. If you have a dental emergency, call our Chandler, AZ dental practice and we'll fit you in today!

Are you experiencing a dental emergency? Call our Chandler, AZ dental practice at 480-855-1200 and let us know about your situation. Save our number in your phone as “emergency dentist” and we'll be ready when you need us!

Is my toothache an emergency?

A good way to determine whether a toothache is an emergency is to consider your pain level. Regardless of whether the pain is constant or intermittent, if it's severe enough to prevent you from eating or sleeping, we consider that an emergency. If it's an annoyance, but does not keep you from your usual routine, we recommend you call us and explain the situation. For non-emergency toothaches we will get you a next-available appointment. For emergency situations we will find a way to see you as soon as possible.

Help—A Tooth Has Been Knocked Out!

Knocked out teeth can happen in anywhere—a biking accident, during a fall, or at a sporting event. They are surprisingly common among active people. If this happens to you, come and see us as soon as possible! We may even be able to reset the tooth.

  • If the tooth is intact, put it in a small container or milk or saliva, and bring it with you.
  • Do not clean the tooth, or your mouth.
  • If you are bleeding from the empty socket, spit frequently and then apply a folded sterile cloth over the hole and bite down gently.
  • If there is pain, apply a cold pack to the cheek, but not inside the mouth. Over-the-counter pain medications may help with the pain, as well.

If you are bleeding from an injury, have a deep cut to the face or mouth, or may have broken a bone, proceed directly to the emergency room or an urgent care center. Call us after you have been seen by a doctor and we'll discuss the next steps.

Home Care for a Toothache

If you have been given a next-available appointment, or cannot come immediately for other reasons, the following methods may help you control your pain.

  • Avoid any food that requires chewing or crunching, or which may become lodged in a cavity.
  • Stick with soft, room temperature foods to avoid aggravating the tooth.
  • Take an over-the-counter pain medicine, such as ibuprofen, as directed on the packaging.
  • Apply an ice pack on the outside of the cheek.
  • If pain is intolerable despite medication, apply a small amount of eugenol with a cotton swab (Q-tip). Eugenol, or clove oil, can be found at most pharmacies, often in toothache kits. This natural anesthetic provides temporary relief of tooth pain, but should be used sparingly and not more than a few times.

Crown and Temporary Crown Loss

If your crown or temporary crown has come loose, call us for the next available appointment. If you are in pain, it may be possible to replace the crown temporarily on your own. If the crown has been damaged or the situation has other complicated factors, call us and we will advise you how to proceed.

Don't Delay Treatment for a Dental Emergency!

It's important to remember that dental emergencies will never “work themselves out.” Even if the pain seems to vanish for a few days, the initial cause of the pain is still unresolved. Since teeth don't heal themselves, as other body parts often do, only a dentist can help you get to the root of the problem and correct it.

Call our Chandler, AZ dental practice at 480-855-1200 when you need emergency appointment. Dr. Arooni will see you as soon as possible to assess your condition and suggest a treatment.