Emergency Dentistry

Dentistry at Grayhawk

Dentists located in Scottsdale, AZ & Cave Creek, AZ

When you’ve broken or knocked out a tooth, you need immediate dental treatment to preserve your tooth and protect your overall dental health. At the Dentistry at Grayhawk locations in Scottsdale and Cave Creek, Arizona, Dr. Bahar Ata-Abadi and Dr. Kamran Ata-Abadi offer emergency dentist appointments. If you’re having a dental emergency, call the practice to schedule same-day treatment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is an injury or condition that needs immediate dental care to preserve your teeth and overall oral health. Signs that you might be experiencing a dental emergency include:

  • Severe pain or toothache
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Signs of infection, such as inflammation or pus
  • Loose or lost adult teeth

What are common dental conditions that need emergency care?

Conditions or injuries that put your teeth at risk are considered dental emergencies. The team at Dentistry at Grayhawk treats a wide range of emergency conditions. Some of the most common conditions include:

Broken teeth

If you have a severely broken tooth, come into one of the Dentistry at Grayhawk locations for immediate treatment. While a minor chip can wait until the next available appointment — which is normally within a day or so — a severe fracture should be treated immediately.

Plan to visit right away if there is a large crack in your tooth, if a piece of a tooth is missing, or if you are experiencing signs of nerve damage like numbness or severe shooting pain.

Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess develops when an infection has spread to the tip of a tooth root or the surrounding tissue. A tooth abscess causes swelling and pain. You may feel a painful lump in your gums or experience temperature sensitivity.

Knocked out tooth

Your adult teeth are supposed to be permanent. If one is knocked out, you can save your tooth and preserve your smile with immediate dental attention. Both sports injuries and car accidents can cause loosened or knocked out teeth.

What should I do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?

When you’ve knocked out a tooth, you should call Dentistry at Grayhawk to let them know about your situation and get personalized advice on what to do next. If possible, collect and preserve the tooth.

Pick up the tooth, carefully avoiding touching the root, and remove any dirt or debris. If possible, gently place your tooth back in its socket or hold it between your cheek and gum on your way to the office. If you can’t put the tooth back in your mouth, put it in a small, sealed container of milk.

If you think you’re having a dental emergency, call your nearest Dentistry at Grayhawk location to talk to a team member about your condition and to schedule an emergency appointment.