Emergency Dentist Services
It’s Saturday morning… and then the unthinkable happens: you chip your tooth and need to visit an emergency dentist.
What do you do? Call our Chandler emergency dentist! At Riggs Family Dental, Dr. Carlos Lopez is always happy to accommodate your emergency as quickly as possible. Even if we’ve never seen you in our office before, please call us right away.
Some of the most common dental emergencies that we treat include:
- Broken fillings or crowns
- Abscessed teeth
- A knocked out tooth
We will do our very best to get you out of pain as soon as possible. Once you’re comfortable, we can discuss what options are available to help you save your tooth.
Handling Broken or Knocked Out Teeth
If you have chipped, broken, or knocked out a tooth, try to locate the missing tooth fragment if possible. Be sure to not handle it by the root, as this can damage microscopic ligaments that aid in reattaching the tooth. Gently rinse away any debris before immediately submerging it in a cup of milk, contact solution, or saline.
For best results, bring it to our Chandler emergency dentist within 1-2 hours. In some cases, you may want to attempt to reinsert the tooth on your own, but will still need to be seen right away.
Prevent Dental Emergencies Before They Happen
One of the best ways to avoid a dental emergency is to see your dentist regularly for checkups, along with wearing a protective mouthguard during athletic events. Early detection of potential risks such as cracked teeth or aging fillings can allow us to address those problems before they cause an emergency later.
If you’re in pain or have a broken tooth, call Riggs Family Dental in Chandler right away. We accept most PPO insurance plans and offer convenient financing options for all dental treatments. New patients are welcome!