Emergency Dental Albuquerque
Unfortunately, toothaches don’t just happen when you can plan for them. They can occur at any time of the day, any day of the week—and rarely when it’s convenient. If you or a loved one has a severe toothache, the pain can be debilitating. When you need immediate toothache pain relief, the general and family dentists at Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental will be there to free you from pain and get you back to your day-to-day life.
Same Day Appointments with an Emergency Dentist
At Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental, our emergency dentists are on call 24/7, and we always leave a few slots open in case a patient calls us in need of urgent relief.
Our administrative team is thoroughly trained to assist by phone in an emergency, answering any questions you may have about the pain you are experiencing and determining whether the severity warrants an immediate office visit. If you do need to be seen, we will contact one of our caring and experienced dentists to help treat the emergency and alleviate your pain as soon as possible.
You don’t have to be an existing patient of Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental in order to be seen. We accept new patients at any time, including nights, weekends (and holidays). When you are in pain, we will be there to help you no matter what time of day or night.
How Do I Know If I Have a Dental Emergency?
Not sure if you are experiencing a dental emergency? Here are some of the most common issues we see that require emergency dental care.
Whether the pain has arisen suddenly or has gotten progressively worse over the past several days, any toothache that is severe enough to affect your ability to function warrants a call to the dentist.
Fillings can fall out for all kinds of reasons, but when it happens, it can be extremely painful. If you suspect you may have lost a filling, call us right away to get it replaced and stop the pain.
Symptoms of an impacted tooth can include pain or swelling of the gums, headaches, jaw aches or trouble opening your mouth. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may require an emergency extraction.
Cracked, Chipped or Broken Tooth
Whether you chipped a tooth during a game of street hockey or cracked down too hard on an olive pit, tooth injuries typically need to be treated right away. Of course, if the tooth damage is the result of a head injury, you should visit the emergency room first.
If you think you may have cracked, chipped or broken a crown, the sensation can be alarming. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be able to wait it out a few days, or you may require emergency care. The team at Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental can help determine which is the case for you.
Contact Us Now If You Are Experiencing a Dental Emergency
If you have a toothache that has lasted more than a day or two and are having a hard time swallowing, you could be at risk for infection and need to see a dentist as soon as possible. Call Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental immediately at 505-898-1976. Our expert, friendly dentists will get you out of pain and back to your life in no time.
Need Immediate Toothache Relief?
In a dental emergency, minutes can seem like hours. If you are experiencing severe pain, take an over-the-counter pain killer like Advil or Tylenol as long as your physician has not told you to avoid taking these. This will help alleviate the pain from the time the injury occurred to the time you’re able to get to the dentist. It is not a long-term solution unless your dentist or physician prescribes it as such.
When to Call an Emergency Dentist
Fortunately, not every appointment at our family dentistry practice will be an emergency. Procedures like fillings, cleanings and cosmetic dentistry can be scheduled in advance and do not require emergency attention. You should be seen by an emergency dentist when:
- You have a severe toothache
- You have lost a filling
- Your tooth is impacted
- You have cracked, chipped or broken a tooth
- A crown has broken
In most cases, one of our emergency dentists will be able to see you the same day that you call. We always do our best to accommodate patients who are in pain as soon as possible.
If you are calling after hours, please listen to the instructions on the recording to reach us directly. Contact us now if you are in dental pain and are in need of relief.