Affordable Smiles Tucson • Emergency dentistry
We offer emergency dental appointments
A dental emergency can be painful and worrisome
Dental emergencies are very common and can come about quite suddenly. Frequently they occur at a very inconvenient times, such as in the evening or during the weekend when many dental offices are closed. Most of the time it is easy to determine if it is necessary to seek immediate emergency care. A tooth fracture/broken tooth, extreme pain and/or significant swelling are very good indicators of needing immediate treatment. If you have a severe toothache or are in a great deal of pain, please contact our office to arrange immediate treatment. Untreated infection can be very dangerous and lead to further complications.
However, many times there are sudden dental issues that occur that leave patients unsure whether they should contact their dentist immediately, or if they should wait and contact the office during regular scheduling hours. Perfect examples of these situations would be, a crown falling off, or a portion of a tooth breaking off. You may not be in pain, but you may have concerns as to the best way to proceed until the office is open.
If you are unsure about the nature of your dental emergency, please feel free to contact our office. We monitor our voice messages box and email box outside of office hours, including weekends. Dr. Van Cleve can give you expert advice on what steps to take regarding your dental emergency/concern. He can determine whether your issue needs immediate treatment, or if it can be addressed by scheduling an appointment with our office during business hours.